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among the unclean creeping things (Lev. 11:30). This was probably the sand-lizard, of which there are many species in the wilderness of Judea and the Sinai peninsula.
(Ps. 58:8), the snail or slug proper
Tristram explains the allusions of this passage by a reference to the heat and drought by which the moisture of the snail is evaporated.
“We find,” he says, “in all parts of the Holy Land myriads of snail-shells in fissures still adhering by the calcareous exudation round their orifice to the surface of the rock, but the animal of which is utterly shrivelled and wasted, ‘melted away’.”