Fowls with four feet?

Leviticus 11:20—”The King James Version Bible says ‘fowls with four feet’ are abominable—birds don’t have four feet!”

The Hebrew term ‛ôph (עוף) does mean ‘bird’ when it stands alone ; but when combined with שׁרץ (sherets) as one word it becomes שׁרץהעוף sherets’ha‛ôph which means ‘flying insect’ in Hebrew. One faulty translation does not condemn the original text. The critics’ argument is as ridiculous as insisting that ‘ladybird’ must mean ‘female ( lady ) bird’ or ‘catfish’ must mean a feline aquatic animal with scales and whiskers.

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