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The Treasured Fleece

Centuries ago Aristotle described the anatomy and physiology of the seal. (Some species inhabit the neighboring Caspian Sea). The Greeks named a city, Phoceae, in honor of the seal. Possibly, the badger skins used in the tabernacle were actually seal skins found in the Red Sea. The seventeenth century mariners described the small whale-like creatures […]

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