Leviticus 11:5
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New American Standard Bible
'Likewise, the shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;

King James Bible
And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

Darby Bible Translation
and the rock-badger, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs it shall be unclean unto you;

World English Bible
The coney, because he chews the cud but doesn't have a parted hoof, he is unclean to you.

Young's Literal Translation
and the rabbit, though it is bringing up the cud, yet the hoof it divideth not -- unclean it is to you;

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The coney - The Old English name for a rabbit. The animal meant is the Hyrax Syriacus. It bears some resemblance to the guinea-pig or the marmot, and in its general appearance and habits Proverbs 30:26; Psalm 104:18, it might easily be taken for a rodent. But Cuvier discovered that it is, in its anatomy, a true pachyderm, allied to the rhinoceros and the tapir, inferior to them as it is in size.

He cheweth the cud - The Hyrax has the same habit as the hare, the rabbit, the guinea-pig, and some other rodents, of moving its jaws when it is at rest as if it were masticating. The rodents were familiarly spoken of as ruminating animals, just as the bat was reckoned among birds because it flies (see Leviticus 11:19), and as whales and their congeners are spoken of as fish, when there is no occasion for scientific accuracy.

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Sanctification is a Mystery.
"Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of. God." --2 Cor. vii. 1. Sanctification belongs to the mysteries of faith; hence it can not be confessed but as a dogma. By this statement we intend to cut off at once every representation which makes "sanctification" to consist of the human effort to make oneself holy or holier. To become more holy is undoubtedly the duty which rests upon every man. God has condemned all unholiness, as an accursed
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

List of Abbreviations Used in Reference to Rabbinic Writings Quoted in this Work.
THE Mishnah is always quoted according to Tractate, Chapter (Pereq) and Paragraph (Mishnah), the Chapter being marked in Roman, the paragraph in ordinary Numerals. Thus Ber. ii. 4 means the Mishnic Tractate Berakhoth, second Chapter, fourth Paragraph. The Jerusalem Talmud is distinguished by the abbreviation Jer. before the name of the Tractate. Thus, Jer. Ber. is the Jer. Gemara, or Talmud, of the Tractate Berakhoth. The edition, from which quotations are made, is that commonly used, Krotoschin,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Leviticus 11:3
Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat.

Leviticus 11:4
'Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you.

Leviticus 11:6
the rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;

Deuteronomy 14:7
"Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these among those which chew the cud, or among those that divide the hoof in two: the camel and the rabbit and the shaphan, for though they chew the cud, they do not divide the hoof; they are unclean for you.

Psalm 104:18
The high mountains are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.

Proverbs 30:26
The shephanim are not mighty people, Yet they make their houses in the rocks;

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