Insects Do Not Have Four Feet Right?

Supposed contradiction and verses:

 Insects do not have four feet.

 Leviticus 11:22-23

22 Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

23 But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

 Answer:

 Let’s start out by looking at the verse before these…

 Leviticus 11:21

 Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;

 Leviticus 11:21 shows the rear jumping legs are not included in the four walking or creeping feet. The feet are the four front legs used for walking and look the same. The back two legs are primarily for long hops. People lump them all together and say there are six legs, the Bible separated them here. The feet and legs are separated in the verses and referred to separately. 4 legs plus two jumping legs equals 6 legs. No contradiction!

In His Grace,

            Mike Harris



 

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