Author 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.)