Leviticus 11:12
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English Standard Version
Everything in the waters that does not have fins and scales is detestable to you.

King James Bible
Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

American Standard Version
Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that is an abomination unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All that have not fins and scales, in the waters, shall be unclean.

English Revised Version
Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that is an abomination unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whatever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination to you.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Any animal which was wanting in either of these marks was to be unclean, or not to be eaten. This is the case with the camel, whose flesh is eaten by the Arabs; it ruminates, but it has not cloven hoofs. Its foot is severed, it is true, but not thoroughly cloven, as there is a ball behind, upon which it treads. The hare and hyrax (Klippdachs) were also unclean, because, although they ruminate, they have not cloven hoofs. It is true that modern naturalists affirm that the two latter do not ruminate at all, as they have not the four stomachs that are common to ruminant animals; but they move the jaw sometimes in a manner which looks like ruminating, so that even Linnaeus affirmed that the hare chewed the cud, and Moses followed the popular opinion. According to Bochart, Oedmann, and others, the shaphan is the jerboa, and according to the Rabbins and Luther, the rabbit or coney. But the more correct view is, that it is the wabr of the Arabs, which is still called tsofun in Southern Arabia (hyrax Syriacus), an animal which feeds on plants, a native of the countries of the Lebanon and Jordan, also of Arabia and Africa. They live in the natural caves and clefts of the rocks (Psalm 104:18), are very gregarious, being often seen seated in troops before the openings to their caves, and extremely timid as they are quite defenceless (Proverbs 30:26). They are about the size of rabbits, of a brownish grey or brownish yellow colour, but white under the belly; they have bright eyes, round ears, and no tail. The Arabs eat them, but do not place them before their guests.

(Note: See Shaw, iii. p. 301; Seetzen, ii. p. 228; Robinson's Biblical Researches, p. 387; and Roediger on Gesenius thesaurus, p. 1467.)

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Leviticus 11:11
You shall regard them as detestable; you shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses.

Leviticus 11:13
"And these you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

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