The mysterious hoopoe There are some parts of the Bible which provoke questions that are clearly not essential for salvation. Earth watch Simon Marsh A hoopoe | photo: Hans Veth on Unsplash The sort that, if mentioned in passing by a preacher, would distract me from the main point of the sermon, almost as if I spotted an extremely rare bird out of the window. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.