Understanding the Scriptures
|Parteth/divideth the hoof (vv. 3–7, 26)||Has a split hoof|
|Clovenfooted (vv. 3, 7, 26)||Foot divided into two parts|
|Coney(v. 5)||A hare-like animal like the rock badger|
|Hare (v. 6)||Rabbit|
|Swine (v. 7)||Pig|
|Carcase (vv. 8, 11, 24–28)||Dead body|
|Ossifrage, and the osprey (v. 13)||The Hebrew words for these animals seem to mean they are some kind of birds of prey|
|Kite (v. 14)||Perhaps some kind of bird of prey|
|Cuckow (v. 16)||Cuckoo bird|
|Cormorant (v. 17)||Perhaps some kind of bird of prey|
|Beareth (vv. 25, 28, 40)||Carries|
|Ought (v. 25)||Any|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study Leviticus 11.
Is It Kosher?
Kosher means proper or sanctified by Jewish law. List the following animals in your notebook: snail, sheep, mouse, locust, stork, pig, cow, camel, eagle, shark. For each animal, write whether they were “kosher” or “not kosher” for Israelites to eat, and then explain why. For each reason, give a verse from Leviticus 11 that supports your answer.
Review the Word of Wisdom
Read Doctrine and Covenants 89:5–17 and list what the Lord commanded Church members in our day to eat or not eat. Compare these instructions to Leviticus 11 where the Lord taught the children of Israel what they could and could not eat.