|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Common in later times among the Jews in Palestine (Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34). It is noticeable that this familiar bird is only mentioned in these passages in connection with our Lord's lamentation over the impenitence of Jerusalem.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
(n.) The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
hen (chen, "favor"). In Zechariah 6:14, English Versions of the Bible reads, "And the crowns shall be to Helem. and to Hen the son of Zephaniah." But as this person is called Josiah in Zechariah 6:10, the Revised Version, margin "and for the kindness of the son of Zephaniah" is probably right, but the text is uncertain.
(ornis): Mentioned in the accounts of the different disciples in describing the work of Jesus (Matthew 23:37 Luke 13:34).
Hen (7 Occurrences)
Matthew 23:37 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not! (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 13:34 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, like a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and you refused! (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:18 And the water-hen and the pelican and the vulture; (BBE RSV)
Deuteronomy 14:16 The little owl and the great owl and the water-hen; (BBE RSV)
Deuteronomy 22:6 If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young: (WEB YLT)
Deuteronomy 22:7 you shall surely let the hen go, but the young you may take to yourself; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days. (WEB)
Zechariah 6:14 The crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)