Saturday, May 13, 2017

Did the Israelites Eat Quail in the Wilderness? Raising More Questions

This is an update on my early Clean and Unclean video. Was the corn crake considered a type of quail? Is the Arabic "salwa" evidence for quail or evidence against quail? Do we just assume the Latin translation and tradition was right? In my opinion, the answers are not yet clear, and this issue deserves further research.

Corn crake picture derived from photo by Ron Knight from Seaford, East Sussex, United Kingdom (Corn Crake (Crex crex)), via Wikimedia Commons

Quail picture derived from photo by Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez (Lmbuga Commons)(Lmbuga Galipedia) Publicada por/Publish by: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

[Aleksandr Sigalov:] I think that traditional "quail" translation is correct. However, my friend is absolutely right when he says that we do not really know what these words mean. Unless the Torah Hebrew becomes a living(spoken) language again, we will not be able to tell for sure. Please check out my trilinear pentateuch as SP shows a slight difference in Exodus 16:13, which provides additional clues as to what this word may be.

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