- (Camels are unclean because they chew their cud but do not have divided hoofs.) International Standard Version except you are not to eat the following animals that have divided hooves or ruminate their cud: the camel (because it chews the cud but doesn't have divided hooves, it is to be unclean for you), JPS Tanakh 1917
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Leviticus 11:4. Nevertheless these shall you not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he chews the cud, but divides not the hoof; he is unclean to you. Torrey's Topical Textbook.
God states that cud-chewing animals with split hooves can be eaten ( Leviticus 11:3; Deuteronomy 14:6 ). These specifically include the cattle, sheep, goat, deer and gazelle families ( Deuteronomy 14:4-5 ). He also lists such animals as camels, rabbits and pigs as being unclean, or unfit to eat ( Leviticus 11:4-8 ).
Those creatures that do not conform confuse their category and are, therefore, “unclean”: animals that chew the cud, but have no cloven hooves (camels); fish without fins and/or scales (sharks); insects that fly but have many legs. Thus, “clean” and “unclean” are unfortunate terms; originally, the words have nothing to do with hygiene.
Only, this you do not eat, of those bringing up the cud, and of those dividing the hoof: the camel, though it is bringing up the cud, yet the hoof is not dividing—it [is] unclean to you; NET Bible However, you must not eat these from among those that chew the cud and have divided hooves: The camel is unclean to you because it chews the cud even though its hoof is not divided.
6 And you may eat every animal with cloven hooves, having the hoof split into two parts, and that chews the cud, among the animals. 7 Nevertheless, of those that chew the cud or have cloven hooves, you shall not eat, such as these: the camel, the hare, and the rock hyrax; for they chew the cud but do not have cloven hooves; they are unclean for you .