Confusion ensues when we allow others to tell us what scripture says/means or when we simply peruse the Holy texts looking for that which bolsters our preferences and proclivities or conforms to our modern understanding and supports our personal agendas. Misunderstandings are banished and wisdom is gained when we earnestly and daily seek to know what the Lord has said by spending time in His very own word; and while even a cursory reading of scripture will indeed bring illumination to anyone who desires to know God’s will, merely reading scripture is insufficient to gain all of the knowledge that God offers us therein.
Good thing for us that the articles I have listed below have already done the academic work for us in regards to the cud chewing rabbits. Using many of the other subjects listed above they have revealed the truth of the issue which is that God Almighty, the Creator of the Universe, not being restricted by modern definitions and narrow interpretations, has dealt with us truthfully in this instance (i.e. rabbits do indeed chew the cud).
So, academically we have learned that God’s word is accurate in this matter and through this same study we see how very much our Heavenly Father loves us as He has given us a completed cannon of His Truth; and how reassuring to know that even in the smallest of details God has dealt with us honestly, proving He can be believed for all things as He has revealed them to us through His Written Word.
As a rabbit rancher it is fascinating to know more about the creatures that I raise and care for but more importantly than that, as a believer in and follower of Christ Jesus I am blessed to know that,“The sum of your (God's) word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever”. Psalm 119:160
*For anyone interested in a succinct biological explaination of cecotrophy/refection click HERE.