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What does a turtle symbolize in the Bible?

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What does a turtle symbolize in the Bible?

Biblical Sacrifice:

In the Bible, the topic or act of sacrifice is common, especially in the Old Testament. Doves, lambs, pigeons, cattle and even a human son have been the objects of sacrifice (or potential sacrifice) to show faith and devotion toward God.

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In the Bible, a turtle is not a reference to the animal that can seal itself inside its own shell; turtle, in the Bible, refers to doves (turtledoves)...

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