Leviticus 11:5

Overview - Leviticus 11
What beasts may;
and what may not be eaten.
What fishes.
13 What fowls.
29 The creeping things which are unclean.
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Leviticus 11:5  (King James Version)
And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

the coney
{Shaphan,} most probably an animal resembling the rabbit, called by Dr. Shaw, {daman} (probably for {ganam}) Israel, "Israel's lamb," and by Bruce, {ashkoko,} which name he
imagines is "derived from the singularity of these long herenacious hairs, which, like small thorns, grow about his back, and which an Amhara are called {ashok.}" This curious animal abounds in Judea, Palestine, Arabia, and Ethiopia; and is described as being about seventeen inches when sitting. It has no tail; and at first sight gives the idea of a rat. Its colour is grey, mixed with reddish brown; the belly white, the body covered with strong polished hairs, for the most part about two inches in length; the ears round, and not pointed; the feet round, of a soft, pulpy, tender substance; the toes projecting beyond the nails, which are rather broad than sharp; the upper jaw is longer than the other; it lives upon grain, fruit, and roots, and certainly chews the cud; and it does not burrow like the hare and rabbit, but lives in clefts of the rocks. Psalms 104:18 ; Proverbs 30:26

but divideth
Job 36:14 ; Matthew 7:26 ; Romans 2:18-24 ; Philippians 3:18 Philippians 3:19 ; 2 Timothy 3:5 ; Titus 1:16