Badger in Easton's Bible Dictionary
this word is found in Ex. 25:5; 26:14; 35:7, 23; 36:19;
Num. 4:6, etc. The tabernacle was covered with
the shoes of women were also made of them (Ezek.
translators seem to have been misled by the
similarity in sound
of the Hebrew _tachash_ and the Latin _taxus_, "a
revisers have correctly substituted "seal skins."
The Arabs of
the Sinaitic peninsula apply the name _tucash_ to
the seals and
dugongs which are common in the Red Sea, and the
skins of which
are largely used as leather and for sandals. Though
is common in Israel, and might occur in the
small hide would have been useless as a tent
dugong, very plentiful in the shallow waters on the
the Red Sea, is a marine animal from 12 to 30 feet
something between a whale and a seal, never leaving
but very easily caught. It grazes on seaweed, and is
naturalists as Halicore tabernaculi.