MadSci Network: Zoology

Subject: How many animals only have split hooves or

Date: Wed Jan 12 23:45:04 2000
Posted by Isaac Emano
Grade level: undergrad School: Yeshiva University
City: NY State/Province: NY Country: USA
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 947742304.Zo

To whom it may concern:
Amongst Jewish outreach programs there is a certain proof of the divinity 
of the bible which is used frequently. I thought maybe someone on this 
site might be able to research this:
The bible mentions four animals who either chew their cud or have split 
hooves. Some claim that these are the ONLY animals on the planet with only 
one of these qualities, thus proving that a person could not have authored 
the bible.
(Leviticus 11:4)- States that the CAMEL, the CONEY, and the HARE only chew 
their cud, but lack split hooves..... and that the SWINE has split hooves, 
but does not chew it's cud.
My question is:  Is it true that these are the only animals which have 
either one quality or the other or is this "proof" being used falsely by 
these outreach programs?

I hope that someone at your site will be able to help me with this issue. 
Thank you very much,
Isaac Emano

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