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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gecko
Gecko. Small lizard, incorrectly identified with the ferret by the kjv in Leviticus 11:30.See Animals.
Ferret
Ferret. kjv translation for gecko, a kind of reptile, in Leviticus 11:30.See Animals (Gecko; Lizard).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ferret
Ferret (Lev. 11:30, AV). A domesticated breed of polecat. “Ferret” is an incorrect translation of Heb. ʾanāqâ. See Lizard.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gecko
GECKO Small lizard, incorrectly identified with the ferret by the kjv translators in Leviticus 11:30. See Animals.
Ferret
FERRET* kjv translation for gecko, a kind of reptile, in Leviticus 11:30. See Animals (Gecko; Lizard).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ferret
FERRET. KJV translation of ’ănāqa; RSV has “gecko,” a lizard. See Animals IV. 16, 21.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gecko
Gecko [gĕkˊō] (Heb. ˒anāqâ “groaner”). A small, four-legged nocturnal reptile of the family Gekkonidae, characterized by its rapid chirping. Of the numerous Palestinian varieties, the Ptodactylus syriacus is most common. The gecko is listed among the unclean reptiles which the Israelites were prohibited
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ferret
Ferret, one of the unclean creeping things mentioned in Lev. 11:30. The animal referred to was probably a reptile of the lizard tribe (the gecko). The rabbinical writers seem to have identified this animal with the hedgehog.The Gecko.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ferret
FerretLev. 11:30 (R.V., “gecko”), one of the unclean creeping things. It was perhaps the Lacerta gecko which was intended by the Hebrew word (anakah, a cry, “mourning,” the creature which groans) here used, i.e., the “fan-footed” lizard, the gecko which makes a mournful wail. The LXX. translate it by
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GECKO
GECKO<gek’-o> (the Revised Version (British and American) for [אֲנָקָה‎, ’anaqah], only in Lev 11:30; Septuagint [μυγάλη, mugale], “shrew mouse” or “field mouse”; the King James Version ferret): Probably a shrew or a field mouse.See FERRET; LIZARD; SPIDER.
FERRET
FERRET<fer’-et> ([אֲנָקָה‎, ’anaqah], the Revised Version (British and American) GECKO): Occurs only in Lev 11:30 the King James Version, in the list of animals which are unclean “among the creeping things that creep upon the earth.” the Revised Version (British and American) has “gecko” with the
Compton’s Encyclopedia
gecko
geckoGeckos are mostly small lizards that have feet modified for climbing. Unlike other reptiles, most geckos have a voice, the call differing with the species and ranging from a feeble click or chirp to a shrill cackle or bark. Geckos belong to the family Gekkonidae, which contains more than 100 genera
ferret
ferretBlack-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes).Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.Ferrets, or fitchets, are short-legged animals with a tubelike body. They belong to the weasel family (Mustelidae), which also includes animals such as ermines, mink, marten, and wolverines. There are two species of ferret:
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Ferret
Ferʹret, one of the unclean creeping things mentioned in Lev. 11:30. The animal referred to was probably a reptile of the lizard tribe.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ferret
FERRET White European polecat mentioned by KJV in Lev. 11:30. Other translations read “gecko.”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Ferret
ferret. Incorrect KJV rendering of Hebrew ʾănāqâ H652, “gecko” (Lev. 11:30). See lizard.