Word of the Day Shablool: A Snail by Many Other Names

An enigmatic Biblical creature that was mistakenly rendered as 'wax' in many translations.

Apparently the most ancient Hebrew word for snail is shab-LOOL. It appears but once in Psalms 58:8, in one of the Bible’s most difficult verses to make out: “As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away,” the King James Bible translation rendered it.