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Claw

CLAW

klo (parcah, literally, "hoof"):

One of the marks of a "clean" animal is stated thus: "Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, ye shall eat" (Deuteronomy 14:6 the King James Version; the Revised Version (British and American) "hath the hoof cloven in two"). See CHEW; CUD. the King James Version uses the word "claws" where the Revised Version (British and American) supplies "hoofs" in Zechariah 11:16, "and will tear their hoofs in pieces," as the sheep are being overdriven. In the only other passage containing the word (Daniel 4:33) there is no Hebrew equivalent in the original--"his nails like birds' (claws)."


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CLAW'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.