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Leviticus 11:21-23

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11:21 However, this you may eat from all the winged swarming things that walk on all fours, which have jointed legs 1  to hop with on the land. 11:22 These you may eat from them: 2  the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, the grasshopper of any kind. 11:23 But any other winged swarming thing that has four legs is detestable to you.

Leviticus 11:27-28

Context
11:27 All that walk on their paws among all the creatures that walk on all fours 3  are unclean to you. Anyone who touches their carcass will be unclean until the evening, 11:28 and the one who carries their carcass must wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; they are unclean to you.

1 tn Heb “which to it are lower legs from above to its feet” (reading the Qere “to it” rather than the Kethib “not”).

2 tn For entomological remarks on the following list of insects see J. Milgrom, Leviticus (AB), 1:665-66; and J. E. Hartley, Leviticus (WBC), 160-61.

3 tn Heb “the one walking on four.” Compare Lev 11:20-23.



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