A small plump game bird. During the exodus large flocks of quail provided the Israelites with the food God had promised them (Exod 16:13; Num 11:31; Ps 105:40).

Exod 16:13

13In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.

Num 11:31

The Quails
31Then a wind went out from the Lord, and it brought quails from the sea and let them fall beside the camp, about a day's journey on this side and a ... View more

Ps 105:40

40They asked, and he brought quails,
and gave them food from heaven in abundance.

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