ABC:Leviticus 11

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Verse 6 claims Leviticus 11:6 contradicts reality, and that "Rabbits do not chew their cud".[1] Jim Meritt provides the following explanation as seen on

For a good refutation of this, see the relevant AnswersInGenesis article.[2] As AIG's Tommy Mitchell points out there, rabbits do re-ingest their own excretion, which for all purposes is the same as chewing the cud - the Bible writers would of course not have to use a modern definition of "chewing the cud" to be defined thousands of years later. For all intents and purposes, this was a very valid description of the hare thousands of years ago.

For other refutations of this alleged contradiction, see articles at Creation Today[3],[4], and[5]


  1. Meritt, Jim (1992). A list of Biblical contradictions. Retrieved from
  2. Mitchell, Tommy (2012, February 14). Contradictions: Do Rabbits Really 'Chew the Cud'? Retrieved from
  3. Taylor, Paul. Do Rabbits Chew the Cud? Creation Today. Retrieved from
  4. Sarfati, Jonathan. Do rabbits chew their cud? Creation Ministries International. Retrieved from
  5. Holding, J.P. Is the Bible Wrong About Hares Chewing Cud? Tekton Education and Apologetics Ministry. Retrieved from