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Bible Dictionaries

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Tortoise

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Tortoise. (Hebrew, tsab). The tsab occurs only in Leviticus 11:29, as the name of some unclean animal. The Hebrew word may be identified, with the kindred Arabic, dhab, "a large kind of lizard," which appears to be the Psommosaurus scincus of Cuvier.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Tortoise'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/t/tortoise.html. 1901.

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