Cat Facts And Trivia
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* Note from me:  One of the best parts of having a website is the emails you get that clarify or correct what I've written.  To that end, here is a knowledgeable correction to my statement that "The cat appears to be the only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible":

That depends on the Bible one uses.  The word “cats” does appear in the Catholic Bible.

As you probably know, a Catholic Bible has 73 books:  46 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.  A Protestant Bible has 66 books:  39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. The seven books that are in the Catholic Old Testament but not in the Protestant Old Testament are collectively known as “the deuterocanonical books”.  Some refer to them as “apocryphal books”. One of these seven is BARUCH. The one and only verse that refers to cats in the Catholic Bible is to be found in Baruch.  It reads as follows in the New American Bible, which is the Catholic Bible most in use in the United States:  “Bats and swallows alight on their bodies and on their heads; and cats as well as birds.” (Baruch 6,21)  The entire Chapter 6 of Baruch is known as “The Letter of Jeremiah Against Idolatry”. The reference to “their bodies and on their heads” is the idols (statues) of the gods of the Babylonians.

I thought you might want to know.

Rev. Edward C.

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