Sparrow in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Mentioned among the offerings made by the very poor. Two
sparrows were sold for a farthing (Matt. 10:29), and
two farthings (Luke 12:6). The Hebrew word thus
_tsippor_, which properly denotes the whole family of
birds which feed on grain (Lev. 14:4; Ps. 84:3;
Greek word of the New Testament is _strouthion_ (Matt.
10:29-31), which is thus correctly rendered.