Tortoise, tsab

Leviticus 11:29
One of the unclean animals. The Hebrew word is supposed to refer to a lizard, but to what species is not known: perhaps the dhab of the Arabs, a large lizard. The RV has “great lizard.” The tortoise, however, is common in Palestine (Lev. 11:2929These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, (Leviticus 11:29)).