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Bible Dictionaries

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Tortoise

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(Heb. tsabh). Ranked among the unclean animals (Leviticus 11:29 ). Land tortoises are common in Syria. The LXX. renders the word by "land crocodile." The word, however, more probably denotes a lizard, called by the modern Arabs Dhabb .

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Tortoise'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/t/tortoise.html. 1897.

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