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Porpoise

PORPOISE

por'-pus (the Revised Version margin has "porpoise-skin" for `or tachash, the Revised Version (British and American) "sealskin," the King James Version "badgers' skins" (Exodus 25:5; 26:14; 35:7,23; 36:19; 39:34; Numbers 4:6,8,10,11,12,14,25; Ezekiel 16:10)):

The word denotes leather used in the furnishings of the tabernacle (for shoes in Ezekiel 16:10), and was probably the skin of the dugong, Halichore dugong, Arabic tukhas, which is found in the Red Sea.

See BADGER.


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