What is the Bible animal named “Lim”?

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I found an animal named “Lim” in the 1599 Geneva Bible. Do you know what it is?

Speaker 1

All right, so the first question is from Greg, and Greg is asking I’m currently researching some words that are defined a little different in some of the newer versions. But as I was doing this, I looked at the 1599 Geneva Bible in Isaiah 21, and it includes the word limb as an animal. I cannot find any information on this. Maybe you won’t either, but I am asking the question, do you know what a limb is?

Speaker 2

Thank you. Great for the question. And I did dig into the word, and this is definitely a new one for me, and I’m intrigued. I want to read more on the Geneva Bible. Definitely very important Bible for how we got to the current English versions we have today. And as far as I can come up with, it just means limb or appendage. It seems to be all sources I find say that’s what the Liam meant in that older English maybe doesn’t quite feel like an animal, or maybe it does, but that’s the best I could come up with. Limb or appendage. Almost like our limb. Modern word for limb.

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