In the Bible doves are said to be the most important bird mentioned.
Two reasons are usually given for that. One is the dove was the first bird, along with the raven, mentioned in the Bible, other than the general references to fowls in connection with the creation story. The dove is also the sacrifice which the poor man could bring to Christ in Old Testament practices as a sacrifice for his sin.
In this series we look at the occurrences of Doves and see what there is to learn.