Thinking Out Loud

January 31, 2009

Deep Insight into Bible Translation, Ferrets and Weasels

maltese-wall-lizardAuthor Jason Boyett blogs epynomously* and this week unleased this information to a waiting world:

According to the King James Version of Leviticus 11:29-30, these things are unclean to you: weasels, mice, tortoises, ferrets, chameleons, lizards, snails, and moles.

According to the New International Version of Leviticus 11:29-30, these things are unclean to you: weasels, rats, any kind of great lizard, geckos, monitor lizards, wall lizards, skinks, and chameleons.

I think it’s clear that the NIV translators had some sort of crazy lizard-phobia.

The rest of that blog post was not as intense spiritually, but you can continue reading it here.

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*term reserved for so-called authors who couldn’t come up with a name for their blog; or have immense self-confidence that their name says it all

PHOTO:  Maltese Wall Lizard (Note: Your monitor is now ceremonially unclean.)

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1 Comment »

  1. In hindsight, I should have used a picture of a monitor lizard, because then it would have been on your monitor.

    Okay, so it’s not lol material, but for humor, that’s as good as it gets here.

    Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — February 1, 2009 @ 4:08 pm


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