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Coney • Rock Badger • Rock-Badger
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rock Badger; Badger
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
badger, a medium-size burrowing mammal. The Hebrew word (shaphan) translated “badger” by the nrsv in Lev. 11:5; Deut. 14:7; Prov. 30:26 is rendered “coney” in Ps. 104:18. It is likely that all four references may actually be to the coney or hyrax (Procavia capensis), a rock-dwelling, hare-size ungulate.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Badger—this word is found in Ex. 25:5; 26:14; 35:7, 23; 36:19; 39:34; Num. 4:6, etc. The tabernacle was covered with badgers’ skins; the shoes of women were also made of them (Ezek. 16:10). Our translators seem to have been misled by the similarity in sound of the Hebrew tachash and the Latin taxus,
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
badgerThe badger is a stout animal known for its burrowing ability. Most badgers belong to the weasel family (Mustelidae), which includes animals such as ermines, mink, ferrets, marten, and wolverines. There are 10 species of badger, which differ in size, habitat, and color.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BADGER Burrowing mammal; largest of the weasel family. It is a carnivore with claws on toed feet and considered unclean by the Israelites. The KJV uses “badger skins” in Exod. 26:14; 36:19 and other passages, but other translations disagree. This animal has also been identified as the rock hyrax or coney.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5