In 1 Kings 17: 1- 7, we see the story of Elijah following the command of God to go to the Brook Cherith, where God has commanded Ravens to feed Elijah. But why ravens though? Ravens are unclean birds (Lev 11:15) and have a bad reputation and are associated with death, misfortune, illnesses and bad luck. A group of ravens are often called a treachery of ravens. God could have used a menagerie of many other birds such as the Monk Parakeet or the White Throated Kingfisher which would be a better choice since Elijah is by a brook. God could have used eagles which would be able to carry more food compared to the raven. God could have even used the National bird of Israel the Hoopoe to feed His prophet, but God chose the raven.