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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…)