Chapter 8 – Camels
For some reason camels come off as pretty likable animals even though they’re ornery, spit a lot, and are not known for being pleasurably aromatic.
Bible facts about the camel:
1. The camel is unclean because it chews its cud and has a divided hoof and therefore cannot be eaten (Leviticus 11:4).
2. There is no mention of camels being with the wise men though every manger scene includes them.
3. Camels were considered “booty”, a great prize to steal from the enemy (Jeremiah 40:32).
4. There was a plague associated with them (Zechariah 14:15).
5. There were so many camels belonging to the Midianites and the Amalekites that they couldn’t count them (Judges 7:12).
6. John the Baptist had a coat made of camel hair (Matthew 3:4).