I just learned this

3 Nov

OK, I had the title of the book, “Eating the Owl”, for some years. But I had never realised that owls get a mention in Leviticus as unclean beasts:

Leviticus 11 New International Version

13 “‘These are the birds you are to regard as unclean and not eat because they are unclean: the eagle,[a] the vulture, the black vulture, 14 the red kite, any kind of black kite, 15 any kind of raven, 16 the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, 17 the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, 18 the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, 19 the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.”

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