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Ferret

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Leviticus 11:30 (RSV, "gecko"), one of the unclean creeping things. It was perhaps the Lacerta gecko which was intended by the Hebrew word (anakah, a cry, "mourning," the creature which groans) here used, i.e., the "fan-footed" lizard, the gecko which makes a mournful wail. The LXX. translate it by a word meaning "shrew-mouse," of which there are three species in Palestine. The Rabbinical writers regard it as the hedgehog. The translation of the Revised Version is to be preferred.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Ferret'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​f/ferret.html. 1897.
 
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