rock_badger_2There are so many advantages to traveling to the lands of the Bible. You can see the same hills, valleys, streams and locations that are mentioned in the Bible. By doing so, you can understand the Bible stories even more. In addition, a keen eye will allow you to see many animals that are mentioned in the Bible. rock_badger_1On our recent tour of Israel, we saw many of these animals. Probably the one that got everyone the most excited was seeing a whole family of rock badgers when we stopped at the site of Chorazim. A few of them were kind enough to stop long enough to pose for a picture. I have included a couple of pictures in this blog post.

Rock badgers are mentioned a few times in scriptures. In Leviticus, it is mentioned as an unclean animal, and therefore, unfit for consumption. My favorite verses are from the Psalms and Proverbs.

The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees. The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers. - Psalm 104:16-18

Four things on earth are small, but they are exceedingly wise: the ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer; the rock badgers are a people not mighty, yet they make their homes in the cliffs; the locusts have no king, yet all of them march in rank; the lizard you can take in your hands, yet it is in kings' palaces. - Proverbs 30:24-28