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Tortoise

Tortoise [N] [E]

(Heb. 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.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Tortoise'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.