je-mi'-ma (yemimah, perhaps a diminutive meaning "little dove"): The first daughter of Job (42:14), born after his restoration from affliction. /j/jemi'mah.htm - 6k, Jemima (1 Occurrence)... Jemima (1 Occurrence). © Copyright Aleteia SAS all rights reserved. In Job 30:1 (cited above) refers to the use of dogs to guard flocks; and the comparison of inefficient watchmen with dumb dogs (Isaiah 56:10) implies that at least some dogs are useful. In this article, we will review the many meanings and designs of dove tattoos. It was especially marked in Palestine, because doves migrated, but pigeons remained in their chosen haunts all the year. Jemimah, Jemi'mah. It’s okay to choose a tattoo just because you like the way it looks, but I myself look for a tattoo that holds meaning in my life, my soul, and my heart. Mephibosheth says to David (2 Samuel 9:8): "What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?" It not only would return to the ark, but would enter and go to the cage of its mate, and if it found green food it would regurgitate a portion for her or its young, or if not nesting he could tell by its droppings if greenery had been eaten and so decide if the waters were going down. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS NIV), International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. When exulting over the glory of the church in the numerous accessions of Gentiles, Isaiah cried, "Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?" Those who are shut out of the kingdom of heaven are also so designated ( Revelation 22:15 ). As I've said, the dove can be styled in many ways. I really enjoy all pictures here. In support of the meaning, "girt," for zarzir, there is the word zer, which, with zarzir, is assigned to the obsolete root zarar and the Arabic zirr, "button," from zarr, "to button", "to compress." .../h/happuch.htm - 6k, Job 42:14He called the name of the first, Jemimah; and the name of the second, Keziah; and the name of the third, Keren Happuch. prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on February 04, 2012: Dove is a cute bird. Many of these references are concerning its use in sacrifice and need not all be mentioned. of Design your tattoo carefully. It means a lot coming from such a gifted writer Hyp. *Frank, always a pleasure. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. "Entry for 'DOG'". The dove was placed on the standards of the Assyrians and Babylonians in honour, it is supposed, of Semiramis ( Jeremiah 25:38 ; Vulg., "fierceness of the dove;" Compare Jeremiah 46:16 ; 50:16 ). Pigeons, without question, were the first domesticated birds, the record of their conquest by man extending if anything further back than ducks, geese and swans. That is a good question. As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. This proves that these birds were a common article of commerce, probably the most used for caged pets, and those customarily employed for sacrifice. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Further, to render zarzir by "cock" logically requires a change in the text, for mothnayim, "loins," becomes superlative and inappropriate (see Encyclopedia Biblica, under the word "Cock"). (See RSV). The meaning of doves in the Bible. Then would I fly away, and be at rest" (Psalms 55:6). In the apocryphal Book of Tob, Tobias' dog is his companion on his travels (Tobit 5:16; 11:4; on this see Expository Times, XI, 258; HDB, IV, 989; Geiger, Civilization of E. Iranians, I, 85). after a dead dog, after a flea." In Psalms 74:19 the term "turtle-dove" is used to indicate people whom the Almighty is implored to protect: "Oh deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast: forget not the life of thy poor for ever.". The Persian greyhound would in that case be understood, a hairy race, which, according to the Royal Natural History, is less fleet than the English breed and is used in chasing gazelles and in hunting the wild ass, and which according to Doughty (Arabia Deseria) is kept by the Bedouin. The dove embodies a variety of positive meanings. This bird was darker than the others and took its name from a clearly outlined collar of dark feathers encircling the neck, and was especially sought for caged pets on account of its size and beauty. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. It is fair to assume that they are much the same as existed in Bible times. Multi-Version Concordance Jemi'mah (1 Occurrence). + In chanting a song of triumph, David used an exquisite thought. This first reference to birds was made on account of the loving, tender characteristics of the species; the next, because they were the most loved by the people, and therefore chosen as most suitable to offer as sacrifice (Genesis 15:9). The first reference to the dove occurs in Genesis 8:8-12, in the history of the flood; then follows its specified use in sacrifice; note of its migratory habits is made, and then in poetry, prophecy, comparison, simile and song, it appears over and over throughout the Bible. The veneration cherished for doves in these days is inborn, and no bird is so loved and protected as the dove--hence, it is unusually secure and happy and its mournful cry is the product of our imagination only. They are in general meek and harmless creatures, and are valuable as scavengers, but disturb the night with their barking. If possible, in addition to the many agreed-upon meanings I've mentioned, I like to make sure my tattoos reflect my own experience and interpretations to make them more meaningful. In Leviticus 14:4-8 the reference for the sacrifice of a leper is merely to "birds," because it is understood that they are pigeons and doves, and it contains the specification that if the victim is too poor to afford so elaborate a sacrifice, a smaller one will suffice. If you're going to wear a tattoo forever, better make sure it's the right one. The New Testament Dove Meaning. For method of handling sacrifice see 5:8,9,10. In Song of Solomon 1:15; 4:1; 5:12, he compares the eyes of his bride full, tender, beautiful, with those of a dove. Doves were wild, mostly migratory, and had no "windows." Doves were given preference because they remained wild and were more elusive. I try to show the art and history besides just the tattoo. *Gypsy, thanks for coming by. I hope you have enjoyed this page on dove symbolism and meanings. If you don't think the dove tattoo is right for you, be sure to check out more tattoos in the links below. All four Gospels refer to the baptism of Jesus by John at the Jordan River, but whereas Matthew, Mark, and John would say the Spirit descended from Heaven “like a dove” (a formulation very much open to interpretation), Luke would rather say the Spirit “descended on him in bodily form, like a dove” (Lk. We've included many photographs, as well, and hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo. And this is precisely what happened. There are thousands of different tattoo styles, designs, and meanings to choose from. is. General Editor. Jemimah, Jemi'mah. *Alocsin, always great to see you. David in his distress wished that he had the wings of a dove, that he might fly away and be at rest ( Psalms 55:6-8 ). God Bless! Job 30:1 says of the youth who deride him that he disdained to set their fathers with the dogs of his flock. Song of Solomon 2:14 he addresses the bride as a rock dove, In Song of Solomon 5:2 is another term of endearment, this time used in the dream of the bride (compare Song of Solomon 6:9). Based on symbolism, I would say they do, guessing though. This is how you find your own meaning in a tattoo. "These dogs are said to be sometimes girdled by their owners to prevent them from over-eating and becoming fat" (L. Fletcher, British Museum (Natural History)). Proverbs 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. Just remember, just because a tattoo commonly represents one thing doesn't mean that it can't represent something different for you. The Hebrew has zarzir mothnayim, which the King James Version margin renders "girt in the loins." In Persia pigeon-houses are erected at a distance from the dwellings, for the purpose of collecting the dung as manure. The dove was the harbinger of peace to Noah (Genesis 8:8, 10). Some other ancient Mediterranean sources (Cretan, mainly) insisted the dove had no gall bladder, and consequently knew no malice. Jemi'mah (1 Occurrence)Jemi'mah. A dog which for any reason finds itself in foreign territory gets home as quickly as possible, and is lucky if it does not have to run the gauntlet of a pack of vicious foes. Paul calls false apostles "dogs" (Phil 3:2 ). They represent a connection to divinity and spiritual realms. Voting this Up and Beautiful. "They shall come trembling as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will make them to dwell in their houses, saith Yahweh" (Hosea 11:11). It is often mentioned as the emblem of purity ( Psalms 68:13 ). Orr, James, M.A., D.D. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Two of the best reasons for choosing the dove tattoo is that it can be worn by men and women and designed in a variety of different sizes.