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Old 09-04-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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rabbit is a mistranslation.
immediately before that verse it was talking about camels so it is probably a type of camel.
maybe a dromedary.
However,a camel is kosher to eat. A rabbit is not. My Hebrew is not very good but Hebrew especially ancient Hebrew is very similar to Arabic. The Arabic name for rabbit is arnab, in North Africa and the mideast the only camel known in biblical times would have been the Dromedary while there are over 100 names for Dromedary (Jamal in Arabic) none are similar to arnab. It seems a translation error would have been difficult to make, especially since it is permissible to eat camel and forbidden to eat rabbits.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Bats are "birds"...so says the bible (Leviticus 11:13-19). Enough said.

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Old 09-05-2011, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Fundamentalits like to say that verse is taken out of context or their is an error in the translation. The burden of proof is on them.
While I happen to agree with you, I suspect that fundamentalists don't feel as though there's any burden of proof on them. I don't believe that you, or I, or anyone else walking on the planet Earth, can actually make a case to them.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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1. rabbits rechew their old food that they have already chewed. Clearly that was close enough to what cows do for the biblical author, divine or not.

2. Since rabbits dont have cloven feet, its not legally relevant anyway. A red herring, as the lawyers say

Note, the above does not indicate I believe this particular passage is divine in origin. Or not.
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