I assume it has nothing to do with "Coney Island!"
KJV - 5 And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
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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".
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...
If I remember correctly, a 'coney' is a rabbit or hare.
Actually, "Coney Island" does draw its name from it's fuzzy little inhabitants.
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