Review by Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
Review Published April 2006
Everyone knows that insects have six legs. However, it appears that Leviticus 11:21-22 says that some insects have four legs. Does this show that the Bible is not scientifically accurate? The verse says:
21Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth.
22These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.
Morris shows that these insects in question do walk on all fours...their front four legs are used for walking. Their back two legs are used for jumping. This meshes with the Biblical passage, and thus there is no scientific inaccuracy here.
Morris closes this answer by mentioning several issues which question evolution, but that have been addressed elsewhere in this book review.
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Section 2 - Biology
Q38 - Insects with 4 Legs
Section 3 - Creation Questions (8 Questions)
Section 5 - Physical Science (10 Questions)
Section 6 - Impact on Society (20 Questions)
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