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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia
The rendering in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew "anaá¸³ah" (Leviticus 11:30). The Septuagint has Î¼Ï Î³Î¬Î»Î· ("shrew-mouse"); but from the context it appears that some kind of lizard is meant. The Revised Version gives "gecko" (see LIZARD). Some identify the ferret with the "telailan," which the striped "taá¸¥ash" is said to resemble (Shab. 28a). The tela-ilan is described by the 'Aruk as a "small animal resembling a cat; unclean, striped, and trained to catch rabbits; called in Arabic 'zabzib,' and in Greek [?]."
- L. Levysohn, Zoologie des Talmuds, p. 95.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Ferret'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/f/ferret.html. 1901.