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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Tortoise

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tsab. One of the unclean animals. The Hebrew word is supposed to refer to a lizard, but to what species is not known: perhaps the dhab of the Arabs, a large lizard. The R.V. has 'great lizard.' The tortoise, however, is common in Palestine. Leviticus 11:29 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Tortoise'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/t/tortoise.html. 1897.

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