Saturday, February 22, 2014

Animals in the Bible - Camels

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).