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To fully comprehend the intent of the prohibition, is it necessary to correlate the spoken words to the circumstances when they were spoken. But before discussing more deeply on the topic, it would be helpful to know the surrounding circumstances when the words were spoken.
In brief, these words were spoken to Noah and his sons after the flood.
4The one thing you must not eat is meat with blood still in it; I forbid this because the life is in the blood.(Genesis 9:4, TEV)
Although The Word does not specifically mention the traumatic effects of flood on the family of Noah, their fear may be seen and acknowledgement of the power of God was exhibited by Noah’s acts of offering sacrifices to God.
13 When Noah was 601 years old, on the first day of the first month, the water was gone. Noah removed the covering of the boat, looked around, and saw that the ground was getting dry. 14 By the (more…)
What is the logic of forbidden meat verse in Genesis 9:4? More specifically, the subject words are accompanied by the following verses; “2All the animals, birds and fish will live in fear of you. They are all placed under your power. 3Now you can eat them, as well as green plants; I give them all to you for food. 4The one thing you must not eat is meat with blood still in it. I forbid this because the life is in the blood. 5If anyone takes human life, he will be punished. I will punish with death any animal that takes a human life“. (Genesis 9:2-5, TEV).
Previously, the main issue that was posed is: “Whether not not the word “life” stated in verse 4 refers only to “human” life, to the exclusion of “animal” life”.
If your answer is NO, that is- both human and animal life are deemed included in the word “life” in verse 4, then it is necessary to review the accompanying verses in order to be sure on the thoughts of the One who spoke, whether or not, it is really so.
Immediately after verse 4, verse 5 states as follows:
5If anyone takes human life, he will be punished. I will punish with death any animal that takes a human life. (Genesis 9:5, TEV).
Why is it necessary to review the accompanying verses of the subject word “life”, in the first place? (more…)
What is the relationship between biblical verses on “homosexuality” and “sexual perversion” and biblical “eating meat with blood still in it” verses? Is there any relationship between them?
Before discussing fully the issue, let us believe in good faith that the translation of the “Word” from its ancient language to the present version is correct and that the translation takes into full consideration the sequence on how the “words” were spoken, specifically on the above cited verses. Having done so, then let us proceed.
The subject verses are as follows:
1God blessed Noah and his sons and said: “Have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth. 2All the animals, birds and fish will live in fear of you. They are all placed under your power. 3Now you can eat them, as well as green plants; I give them all to you for food. 4The one thing (more…)