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What is a Bittern?
     Isa 34:11. Doubtless a correct translation. The bitterns belong to the heron tribe, and the Oriental species differ but slightly from the American. A solitary bird, its strange booming note is often heard during the stillness of the night in fens and marshes. The language of prophecy, Isa 14:23 and Isa 34:11; Zeph 2:14, imports the utmost solitude and desolation.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'bittern' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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