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Badger
Coney • Rock Badger • Rock-Badger
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Badger
Badger. Small burrowing mammal with a broad back, thick short legs, and long claws on the forefeet.See Animals.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rock Badger; Badger
Rock Badger; Badger [Heb. šap̱ān; LXX choirogrýllios-‘hedgehog,’ lagōós-‘hare’ (Ps. 104:18 [LXX 103:18])] (Lev. 11:5; Dt. 14:7; Ps. 104:18; Prov. 30:26); AV CONEY.The animal referred to in the above passages is probably the traditional “coney” (< Lat cuniculus, “rabbit”), otherwise termed a hyrax
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Badger
BADGER Small burrowing mammal with a broad back, thick, short legs, and long claws on the forefeet. See Animals.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Badger
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
Rock Badger
Rock Badger (Heb. šāp̱ān).† A representative of the order Hyracoidea, which are small ungulate mammals. The rock badger (Procavia syriaca), also called the Syrian coney, resembles a rabbit except that it has much smaller ears. It prefers rocky areas (Ps. 104:18; Prov. 30:26; RSV “badgers” KJV
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Badger
Badgerthis 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
Badger
Badgerbadger, a medium-sized burrowing mammal. The Hebrew word (shaphan) translated ‘badger’ in Ps. 104:18 and Prov. 30:26 and ‘rock badger’ in Lev. 11:5 and Deut. 14:7 more likely refers to the coney or hyrax (Procavia capensis), a hare-sized, rock-dwelling ungulate. The true badger (Meles meles)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BADGER
BADGER<baj’er>: תּחַשׁ to תָּחַשׁ‎ [tachash]: The word [tachash] occurs in the descriptions of the tabernacle in Exodus 25; 26; 35; 36 and 39, in the directions for moving the tabernacle as given in Numbers 4, and in only one other passage, Ezekiel 16:10, where Jerusalem is spoken of
ROCK-BADGER
ROCK-BADGER<r.-baj’-er>: This term is found in the Revised Version margin for “coney,” [שָׁפָן‎, shaphan] (Leviticus 11:5; compare Deuteronomy 14:7; Psalm 104:18; Proverbs 30:26). It is a translation of klip das, the name given. by the Boers to the Cape hyrax or coney.See CONEY.
Compton’s Encyclopedia
badger
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
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.
Rock Badger
ROCK BADGER (NRSV) Maybe the hyrax, a mammal somewhat resembling a shrew (Lev. 11:5; Ps. 104:18; Prov. 30:26). See Badger; Coney.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Badger
badger. This English word is used by the KJV only in the phrase “badgers’ skin” to translate a Hebrew word (taḥaš H9391) that probably refers to the dugong, a marine mammal (see sea cow). The RSV uses “badger” for another term (šāpān H9176) that apparently means coney.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Badger
BADGER, baj’ẽr (תַּחַשׁ or תָּחַשׁ‎, taḥash or tāḥash): The word taḥash occurs in the descriptions of the tabernacle in Ex 25, 26, 35, 36 and 39, in the directions for moving the tabernacle as given in Nu 4, and in only one other passage, Ezk 16:10, where Jerus is spoken of as a maiden clothed and
Rock-Badger
ROCK-BADGER, r.-baj′ẽr: This term is found in RVm for “coney,” שָׁפָן‎, shāphān (Lev 11:5; cf Dt 14:7; Ps 104:18; Prov 30:26). It is a tr of klip das, the name given by the Boers to the Cape hyrax or coney. See Coney.
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