What is a Coney?

I assume it has nothing to do with "Coney Island!"

Leviticus 11:5

KJV - 5 And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 03 2013 Stringio Daniel Rinker

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Stringio Colin Wong Supporter Founder, eBible.com
A "Coney" is a pika or rabbit. Some translations have it as a "Hyrax", which is a small herbivorous mammal. Some translations say it is a "Rock Badger".

April 03 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Seth3 Seth Freeman
It's a rabbit! Haven't you ever seen Lord of the Rings where Gollum goes and gets Sam a pair of Coneys that he takes and cooks em up in a stew! Well, he cooks one of them anyway...

January 16 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Jg new Jerry Guinn Retired 30-yr church A/V Producer; IT
If I remember correctly, a 'coney' is a rabbit or hare.

May 06 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mycontactpic Michael Sisson
Actually, "Coney Island" does draw its name from it's fuzzy little inhabitants.

May 06 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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