SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:6 asimismo la liebre, porque rumia, mas no tiene pezuńa, la tendréis por inmunda;
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Leviticus 11:6 Verse 6. The hare] tbnra arnebeth, as Bochart and others suppose, from hra arah, to crop, and byn nib, the produce of the ground, these animals being remarkable for destroying the fruits of the earth. That they are notorious for destroying the tender blade of the young corn, is well known. It is very likely that different species of these animals are included under the general terms pŤ shaphan, and tbnra arnebeth, for some travelers have observed that there are four or five sorts of these animals, which are used for food in the present day in those countries. See Harmer, vol. iii., p. 331, edit. 1808. Some think the mountain rat, marmot, squirrel, and hedgehog, may be intended under the word shaphan.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 6. And the hare, because he cheweth the cud , etc.] Or, “though he chews” it: but divideth not the hoof, he [is] unclean to you ; and so not to be eaten; so Plutarch says, that the Jews are said to abstain from the hare, disdaining it as a filthy and unclean animal, and yet was in the greatest esteem with the Romans of any four footed beast, as Martial says f231 : Moses, as Bochart and other learned men observe, is the only writer that speaks of the hare as chewing the cud; though they also observe, that Aristotle makes mention of that in common with those that do chew the cud, namely a “coagulum” or “runnet” in its stomach; his words are, “all that have many bellies have what is called puetia , a coagulum or runnet, and of them that have but one belly, the hare;” only that: this creature being prone to lust, may be an emblem of lustful persons, who give up themselves to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness, ( Ephesians 4:19).
Matthew Henry Commentary What animals were clean and unclean.
--These laws seem to have been intended, 1. As a test of the people' obedience, as Adam was forbidden to eat of the tree of knowledge; an to teach them self-denial, and the government of their appetites. 2. To keep the Israelites distinct from other nations. Many also of thes forbidden animals were objects of superstition and idolatry to the heathen. 3. The people were taught to make distinctions between the holy and unholy in their companions and intimate connexions. 4. The la forbad, not only the eating of the unclean beasts, but the touching of them. Those who would be kept from any sin, must be careful to avoi all temptations to it, or coming near it. The exceptions are very minute, and all were designed to call forth constant care and exactnes in their obedience; and to teach us to obey. Whilst we enjoy ou Christian liberty, and are free from such burdensome observances, we must be careful not to abuse our liberty. For the Lord hath redeeme and called his people, that they may be holy, even as he is holy. We must come out, and be separate from the world; we must leave the company of the ungodly, and all needless connexions with those who ar dead in sin; we must be zealous of good works devoted followers of God and companions of his people.
--After the laws concerning clean and unclean food, come the law concerning clean and unclean persons. Man imparts his depraved natur to his offspring, so that, excepting as the atonement of Christ and the sanctification of the Spirit prevent, the original blessing, "Increas and multiply," Ge 1:28, is become to the fallen race a direful curse and communicates sin and misery. Let those women who have receive mercy from God in child-bearing, with all thankfulness own God' goodness to them; and this shall please the Lord better tha sacrifices __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ואת 853 הארנבת 768 כי 3588 מעלת 5927 גרה 1625 הוא 1931 ופרסה 6541 לא 3808 הפריסה 6536 טמאה 2931 הוא׃ 1931