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March 29    Scripture

Bible Animals: Weasel
Weasel in the ancient World.

Weasels in the Bible. Probably the mole-rat (Spa/ax typhlus) ; included in the list of unclean animals. - Animal Life in the Scriptures

Weasel in Easton's Bible Dictionary (Heb. holedh), enumerated among unclean animals (Lev. 11:29). Some think that this Hebrew word rather denotes the mole (Spalax typhlus) common in Israel. There is no sufficient reason, however, to depart from the usual translation. The weasel tribe are common also in Israel.
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Weasel in Fausset's Bible Dictionary So the Mishna interprets choled (Leviticus 11:29), as meaning an animal that glides or slips away. So Septuagint and Vulgate But Bochart takes it as related to the Arabic chuld, "the mole"; chephar is the more usual Hebrew for the mole (Isaiah 2:20). The choled was unclean.
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Weasel in Naves Topical Bible -General scriptures concerning Le 11:29
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Weasel in Smiths Bible Dictionary (choled) occurs only in Le 11:29 in the list of unclean animals; but the Hebrew word ought more probably to be translated "mole." Moles are common in Israel.
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Weasel in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE we'-z'-l (choledh; compare Arabic khuld, "mole-rat"): (1) Choledh is found only in Lev 11:29, where it stands first in the list of eight unclean "creeping things that creep upon the earth." the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) agree in rendering choledh by "weasel," and the Septuagint has gale, "weasel" or "marten." According to Gesenius, the Vulgate, Targum, and Talmud support the same rendering. In spite of this array of authorities, it is worth while to consider the claims of the mole-rat, Spalax typhlus, Arabic khuld. This is a very common rodent, similar in appearance and habits to the mole, which does not exist in Israel. The fact that it burrows may be considered against it, in view of the words, "that creepeth upon the earth." The term "creeping thing" is, however, very applicable to it, and the objection seems like a quibble, especially in view of the fact that there is no category of subterranean animals. See MOLE. (2) The weasel, Mustela vulgaris, has a wide range in Asia, Europe, and North America. It is from 8 to 10 inches long, including the short tail. It is brown above and white below. In the northern part of its range, its whole fur, except the tail, is white in winter. It is active and fearless, and preys upon all sorts of small mammals, birds and insects. See LIZARD. Alfred Ely Day
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Weasel in Wikipedia Weasel, Lev., xi, 29, must be regarded as a general name, probably designating, besides the weasel proper, the polecat and ichneumon, all very common in the Holy Land.
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Weasel Scripture - Leviticus 11:29 These also [shall be] unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,
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