My understanding is that the bat is included with the birds because it has wings.<quoted text>
My main point is, that if there is a God, and I believe there is, and that God of All things considers a bat a bird, then it is. Period!
No if you and cp, and many bible scholars, scientist, etc.... wish to straight out God on this petty matter, then please do so, when you meet Him.
Out of a the books of the bible, you guys argue over very petty issues.
I suggest you decide whether or not God is real first, and He will have no problem showing you all things.
Maybe I'm missing something here but just common sense alone would tell you that a God who created all things can choose what those things are referred to.
The Hebrews probably weren't up on zoology.