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A Christian's Nutrition

Are All things good for Food? 

  •  Noah was commanded to gather clean and unclean animals which shows the understanding of clean animals were known before Moses' time:

Gen 7:2  

Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. 

  • Noah also sacrificed all clean animals just as the law of Moses would later instruct to help understand some laws were already known:

Gen 8:20  

And Noah builded an altar unto Ahayah; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 

Jubilees 6:2-3

2. And he made atonement for the earth, and took a kid and made atonement by its blood for all the guilt of the earth; for everything that had been on it had been destroyed, save those that were in the ark with Noah. 3. And he placed the fat thereof on the altar, and he took an ox, and a goat, and a sheep and kids, and salt, and a turtle- dove, and the young of a dove, and placed a burnt sacrifice on the altar, and poured thereon an offering mingled with oil, and sprinkled wine and strewed frankincense over everything, and caused a goodly savour to arise, acceptable before Ahayah. 

  • Before the flood, sacrifices of clean animals were performed as well: 

Gen 4:4  

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Ahayah had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 

  • What he did was according to the law: 

Num 18:17  

But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto Ahayah 

Num 18:18  

And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are thine. 

  • The flesh was for the priests to eat, so whoever belonged to the priest, ate of his offering. Also, people ate of the clean animals before the flood and it was no sin even before Moses received the law: 

Jasher 1:19-20

19. And Abel answered his brother Cain and said unto him, what is there between me and thee, that thou shalt eat the flesh of my flock and clothe thyself with their wool? 20. And now therefore, put off the wool of my sheep with which thou hast clothed thyself, and recompense me for their fruit and flesh which thou hast eaten, and when thou shalt have done this, I will then go from thy land as thou hast said.

  • One can confirm the understanding of clean animals were known by the fact that Asher understood it before Moses’ time as well. 

Testament of Asher 2:9-10

9 Such men are hares; clean, - like those that divide the hoof, but in very deed are unclean.

10 For Alahayim in the tables of the commandments hath thus declared.

Testament of Asher 4:5

For such men are like to stags and to hinds, because in the manner of wild animals they seem to be unclean, but they are altogether clean; because they walk in zeal for THE LORD and abstain from what Alahayim also hateth and forbiddeth by His commandments, warding off the evil from the good.

  • Everyone knew the difference between clean and unclean. People also knew of some of the sacrifices by evidence of Isaac teaching Levi about them:

Testament of Levi 9:6-7, 13-14

6 And Isaac called me continually to put me in remembrance of the law of THE LORD, even as the 7 angel of THE LORD showed unto me. And he taught me the law of the priesthood, of sacrifices, 8 whole burnt-offerings, first-fruits, freewill-offerings, peace-offerings……13 And of every clean beast and bird offer a sacrifice to THE LORD. 14 And of all thy first -fruits and of wine offer the first, as a sacrifice to THE LORD Alahayim; and every sacrifice thou shalt salt with salt.

  • The issue Alahayim had with men was eating blood:

Jubilees 6:6-7

6. And behold I have given unto you all beasts, and all winged things, and everything that moveth on the earth, and the fish in the waters, and all things for food; as the green herbs, I have given you all things to eat. 7. But flesh, with the life thereof, with the blood, ye shall not eat; for the life of all flesh is in the blood, lest your blood of your lives be required. 

Jubilees 7:30-32

30. There shall be no blood seen upon you of all the blood there shall be all the days in which ye have killed any beasts or cattle or whatever flieth upon the earth, and work ye a good work to your souls by covering that which hath been shed on the face of the earth. 31. And ye shall not be like him who eateth with blood, but guard yourselves that none may eat blood before you: cover the blood, for thus have I been commanded to testify to you and your children, together with all flesh. 32. And suffer not the soul to be eaten with the flesh, that your blood, which is your life, may not be required at the hand of any flesh that sheddeth (it) on the earth

  • This is the law for all men of any nation not to eat blood. Noah also commanded as follows:

Jubilees 7:20

20. And in the twenty- eighth jubilee Noah began to enjoin upon his sons' sons the ordinances and commandments, and all the judgments that he knew, and he exhorted his sons to observe righteousness, and to cover the shame of their flesh, and to bless their Creator, and honour father and mother, and love their neighbour, and guard their souls from fornication and uncleanness and all iniquity. 

  • To keep ones soul from uncleanness, it requires not to pollute the soul by eating anything unclean or abominable: 

Eze 4:14  

Then said I, Ah Lord Ahayah! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth. 

  • All those things pollute the soul, so one has to guard against it. It is important to avoid these abominable things for the reasons following: 

Lev 20:25  

Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean

Lev 11:44  

For I am Ahayah your Alahayim: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 

  • We have to be holy avoiding unclean things. We also have to avoid things offered unto idols and animals that have been strangled: 

Act 15:28  

For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

Act 15:29  

That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

  • We have been given every moving thing that lives for meat:

Gen 9:3  

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things 

  • We just have to be mindful not to eat any abominable thing: 

Deu 14:3  

Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing

  • It’s important not to eat any abominable thing because of the commandment since man must live by the word that proceeds from Alahayim and the fact that it would keep us from entering the kingdom since eating abominable flesh pollutes our souls and unclean meats make our souls abominable according to Lev 20:25:

Rev 21:7  

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his Alahayim, and he shall be my son.

Rev 21:8  

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

  • The abominable will have their part in the fire and the unclean person shall not enter the kingdom:

Eph 5:5 

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of Alahayim. 

  • Knowing the law and no longer being unlearned, we can understand Paul’s writings because it’s required to understand and not be lead astray:

2Pe 3:16  

As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 

  • He was teaching every creature is good knowing that we understood, not to eat any abominable thing

1Ti 4:4  

For every creature of Alahayim is good,

  • He said every creature, not every abominable thing:

and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

1Ti 4:5  

For it is sanctified by the word of Alahayim and prayer.

  • The things that aren’t to be refused are sanctified by the word of Alahayim and prayer. Hence, so long as the creature isn’t abominable or unclean according to the word of Alahayim, with prayer it is to be received with thanksgiving.  So when selecting food, make sure it isn’t an abominable thing or something that can pollute the soul, and pray over it with thanksgiving. We also cant find out every detail like what is done in factories without our knowledge, hence its important to pray over the food, that the Lord may bless it from any hidden pollution unawares. If we have eaten unclean or abominable things in the past, get defiled by touching unclean things, or it come to our knowledge that something we are eating is unclean or defiled, we can do the following for healing:    

Leviticus 5:2 

Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.

  • We are guilty for touching unclean things whether we know or not:

Leviticus 5:3

Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty.

  • If we get defiled eating unclean things, we are unclean though unawares and once we know of it we are guilty. The cure to atone for our guilt is as follows:

Leviticus 5:5

And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:

Leviticus 5:6 

And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.

Leviticus 5:13 

And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest's, as a meat offering.

Cures to being defiled by eating unclean meat: 

1.       Confess the sin

2.      Bring trespass offering,

3.      Priest makes atonement

New Testament renewal of the laws:

  • New priesthood:

Heb 7:24  

But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

  • New atonement:

Rom 5:11  

And not only so, but we also joy in Alahayim through our Lord Yache Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement 

  • Salvation through his intercession so that we are not condemned:

Heb 7:25  

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto Alahayim by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Rom 8:34  

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of Alahayim, who also maketh intercession for us. 


  • By script all we can do when defiled by eating any unclean thing is confess our sin and pray for forgiveness in our trespass in hopes Yache, the atonement and High priest, intercedes for us. If its a clean animal that died or was torn by another, then we have to bathe and wash by law:

Lev 17:15 

And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean.

Lev 17:16  

But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity

  • This is why it is important to be informed about where one gets meat from because some companies still package those things anyway. It is better in countries where you can go to the butcher to get your meat from fresh kill every day.

Did the Gentiles know of the dietary law in the New Testament? 

  • The Gentiles had to keep the laws of their father Noah, which included not eating unclean things to guard their souls from uncleanness. Hence the Apostles admonished them on avoiding sacrifices of idols, things strangled, and from blood, which all tied into the sacrifices which were done among them, since idolatry is so prominent among Gentiles sacrificing to devils {I Cor 10:20}.

1Co 10:19-26 

 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 

1Co 10:20 

 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to Alahayim: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 

1Co 10:21 

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. 

1Co 10:22 

 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? 

1Co 10:23 

 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 

1Co 10:24 

Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. 

1Co 10:25 

Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: 

1Co 10:26 

For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof. 

  • With understanding, when going to grocery stores, don’t ask whether the stuff is sacrificed to idols for conscience sake. There was also no need to tell them about the dietary law again because they already knew about it from having the law of Moses read every sabbath. {Acts15:21}

Acts 15:20-21, 28-29
[20]But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

[21]For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every
sabbath day.

  • (They were hearing the law, so knowing the dietary law was not an issue for them.)

[28]For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary

  • (The necessary things were setting perimeters for them to avoid all the things that came with the idolatrous societies that they lived in)

[29]That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from
fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

Understanding Peter's Vision

  • Concerning Peters dream in Acts 10, it was a dream, which was a similitude of one thing but had a different meaning. The scriptures told of how Ahayah speaks to prophets in dreams and visions in dark parables,{Num 12:6} yet man doesn't understand {Job 33:14}, hence Peter woke up not knowing what the vision meant until the Holy Spirit revealed that it was an admonishment that three Gentiles were coming to meet him and he ought to receive them because they had been cleansed and are no longer common (unclean). 

Numbers 12:6,8
[6]And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I, Ahayah will make myself
known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 

[8]With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches;…….

 Job 33:14-17

[14]For Alahayim speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

 [15]In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

  • (He speaks in dark speeches {Num 12:8} hence men do not perceive what he is saying. Unless he gives the interpretation.)

[16]Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

[17]That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

  • This is what transpired with Peter when he didn't understand what was being shown to him since dreams and vision require true interpretations from Alahayim.

Acts 10:10-11

10  And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

11  And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

Acts 10:12-14
[12]Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
[13]And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
[14]But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

Acts 10:15-20
[15]And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What Alahayim hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
[16]This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

  • It is commonly taught that this dream meant unclean meat was now cleansed but in scripture Peter himself didn’t know what this dream meant and waited on Alahayim to show what it meant:

[17]Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,

  • (Peter doubted because it was certain he should eat unclean things, and because it was dark speeches as the former scriptures attested which men do not perceive. He didn’t take it as he can eat unclean meat)

[18]And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.
[19] While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
[20]Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

  • The Spirit revealed what the vision was referring to. Peter himself attested the meaning of the trance wasn’t  making unclean things lawful.

Acts 10:28

28  And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but Alahayim hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

  •  The scriptures give us the truth of the matter from Peter himself that the vision was about calling no man common or unclean, so it is evident that unclean things is still against the law because Peter also said we ought to be holy as Alahayim is holy:

1Pe 1:15 

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 




Thayer Definition:

1) manner of life, conduct, behaviour, deportment

  • It is not in our manner of life to eat unclean things for the reason following:

1Pe 1:16 

Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 

The Dietary Laws 

Clean Beasts

Lev 11:1-3 

And the Ahayah spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, 

Lev 11:2 

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. 

Lev 11:3 

Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. 

  • These types of beasts are the following:

Deuteronomy 14:4-6, 9

4  These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,

5  The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.

  •  (Giraffe is also a clean animal, it is in the deer family)

6  And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.

  • So we may eat beef, lamb, goat, or deer products

Clean meat in the waters

Deuteronomy 14:9

9  These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:

Clean Birds

Deuteronomy 14:11

11  Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

  •  Clean birds that  can be eaten can be identified by the fowls that are lawful for sacrifice: 

Testament of Levi 9:13

13 And of every clean beast and bird offer a sacrifice to THE LORD

Lev 1:14 

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

  • The pigeon/dove family are the clean birds that we may eat. The fowls were created after their different kinds from the sea in the beginning. 

Genesis 1:20
[20]And Alahayim said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven

2 Esdras 6:47-48
[47]Upon the fifth day thou saidst unto the seventh part, where the waters were gathered that it
should bring forth living creatures, fowls and fishes: and so it came to pass.
[48]For the dumb water and without life brought forth living things at the commandment of Alahayim, that all people might praise thy wondrous works


  • A new generation of fowls that were not created in the beginning like the other fowls were created from the waters, just as all other fowls, when the Israelites were in the wilderness and they are clean to eat. 

Wisdom of Solomon 19:11-12

[11]But afterwards they saw a new generation of fowls, when, being led with their appetite, they asked delicate meats.

[12]For quails came up unto them from the sea for their contentment.



שליו   שלו

By orthographical variation from H7951 through the idea of sluggishness; the quail collectively (as slow in flight from its weight): - quails.

  • The quail family are heavy birds that are slow in flight and this description fits the other birds in their family:

Quail family:
The Phasianidae are a family of heavy, ground-living birds, which includes pheasants, partridges, junglefowl, chickens, turkeys, Old World quail, and peafowl. The family includes many of the most popular gamebirds.

  • So chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, and peacocks for example are biblically of the quail family and clean to eat.

Clean flying Insects

Leviticus 11:21-22

21  Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;

  • (This is describing the locust, cricket, and grasshopper. They have four feet because the two front ligaments are actually their arms. One can substantiate they have hands by the fact that a spider also has hands in Proverbs 30:28)

22  Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the cricket after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

  • Those are the flying creeping things we may eat.

Unclean meats

  • We are commanded the following: 

Lev 11:39                                                                          

And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth the carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even.

Lev 11:40  

And he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

Lev 17:15  

And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean.

  • you have to wash your clothes and yourself before even to be clean when night comes if you eat any clean creature in either case. 

Lev 17:16  

But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity.

  • Any clean things, that dies of itself or is torn by another creature, is unclean to eat and we will bear iniquity if we don’t bathe and wash. The law does permit to give the thing that dies of itself unto strangers and aliens

Duet 14:21 

Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto AHAYAH thy Alahayim.

  • This law about giving an "animal that died of itself to a stranger" is understanding that it is lawful to give a clean animal that died of itself to an unbeliever.

…Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

  • We can’t cook male goats in their mother’s milk. Its specific about male goats only in the Hebrew word. Also, if a clean animal is torn by another beast, we must cast it to the dogs, not giving it to anyone.

Exodus 22:31

31  And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

  • We also have to avoid eating any abominable thing

Deu 14:3 

Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing. 

  • These abominable things can be identified in the law:

Unclean beast:

Duet 14:7-8

7  Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.

  • They can’t be eaten so we can’t eat anything with their flesh or substance in it like a broth even, but they can’t make us unclean by touching their dead carcass. Their fir can be used for clothing as well by example of John’s camel’s fir didn’t defile him.

8  And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase

  • They can’t be eaten so we can’t eat anything with their substance in it. We cant eat camel, rabbit, hare, or swine nor touch their carcass because its against the law to do. If we touch their carcass and find out about it we have to confess the sin:

Lev 4:27 

And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty;

Lev 4:28 

Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.

  • The camel, rabbit, hare and swine carcass can’t defile us though, hence Eleazar wasn’t defiled when they forced his mouth open to eat swine flesh because he spit it out not eating it which would have defiled his soul:

2Ma 6:18 

Eleazar one of the principal Scribes, an aged man, and of a well favored countenance, was constrained to open his mouth, and to eat swine’s flesh. 

2Ma 6:19 

But he choosing rather to die gloriously, then to live stained with such an abomination, spit it forth, and came of his own accord to the torment, 

2Ma 6:20 

As it behooved them to come, that are resolute to stand out against such things, as are not lawful for love of life to be tasted. 

  • Its for love of life that we don’t taste unlawful meats.

Unclean ingredients:

Be mindful of modern ingredients like lard, animal fats, animal glyceride, hydrolyzed, animal protein, enzymes, emulsifiers, monostearates, mono and di-glyceride, and gelatin, rennet, glycerine, keratin, callogen, and tallow. We would encourage you to contact the company to ensure the product does not come from a pork or unclean creature sources. Sometimes the ingredients can come from a plant base or an animal base but it is not from pork, so one has to contact the company to get the details. One could be getting defiled unawares so be diligent because we are guilty for touching unclean things that can defile us whether we know of it or not:

Lev 5:2 

Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle,

  • Unclean cattle are clean cattle that died of itself or was torn with beast:

or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty. 

  • If camel, rabbit, hare, or swine get into our food, we have to discard the portion of food their carcass touched or their liquids have defiled, but the rest of our food is still clean, except if the unclean thing drops into a liquid dish like a pasta sauce, soup, or a broth because they would defile the whole the dish. We cant eat broth of any abominable thing:

Isa 65:3 

A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; 

Isa 65:4 

Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels

  • Not only eating swine or the flesh of abominable things is wrong, but even the broth of abominable things provoke the Lord to anger, so dishes with unclean broth or liquids and etc are to be avoided lest we provoke the Lord to anger.


  • At a restaurant, so long as the unclean meat or the liquids from it do not come in contact with our food at any time, it cannot defile us. So if one is concerned, asking for a clean grill, pan, or pot with clean utensils suffices to keep us from being defiled by these things. In a store if these unclean meats are near clean meats they can’t defile them, yet if their juices are touching the clean meat we cannot eat it because we would be eating of the unclean thing’s substance. Also be sure the butcher is using a clean knife on clean meat so as not to get any unclean meat parts on your meat.

  • The Israelites of old would not eat unclean meats nor things sacrificed to idols:

4Ma 5:1 

The tyrant Antiochus, therefore, sitting in public state with his assessors upon a certain lofty place, with his armed troops standing in a circle around him, 

4Ma 5:2 

commanded his spearbearers to seize every one of the Hebrews, and to compel them to taste swine’s flesh, and things offered to idols. 

4Ma 5:3 

And should any of them be unwilling to eat the accursed food, they were to be tortured on the wheel, and so killed. 

  • Unclean meats and things offered to idols are considered accursed food:

1Co 10:20 

But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to Alahayim: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 

Act 15:29 

That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

  • So we well do well if we abstain from those things hence, birthday cake, thanksgiving turkey, Easter Sunday meals, Holloween candy and Christmas meals for example are meats offered unto idols among the customs of the heathen that we aren’t to partake in. Now we know a idol is nothing but we do this for another’s conscience. Lets continue learning of the rest of the abominable things:

Unclean creatures in the sea:

Lev 11:10-12 

And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: 

Lev 11:11 

They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.

Lev 11:12 

Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.  

  • Unclean sea creatures are an abomination. It doesn’t defile us to touch their carcass, yet we are to view their carcass as abominable and have them in abomination so lobster, shrimp, calamari, oysters, octopus, catfish, and etc are unclean unto us for eating. If the substance of such like things are in our food we cannot eat it lest we be unclean. In a store, the things of the sea’s carcass cant defile us, so if there is catfish next to salmon and the catfish liquids isn’t marinating into the salmon, then the salmon is fine because we wont be eating catfish.

Unclean Birds

Deuteronomy 14:12-19

12  But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

13  And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,

14  And every raven after his kind,

15  And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,

16  The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,


Strong's Definition: From H5395; properly a hard breather, that is, the name of two unclean creatures, a lizard and a bird (both perhaps from changing color through their irascibility), probably the tree toad and the water hen: - mole, swan.

Swan definition: Swans are birds of the family Anatidae within the genus Cygnus. The swans' closest relatives include the geese and ducks.

Water hen definition: an aquatic rail, especially a moorhen or related bird. Amaurornis rails, a genus of birds in the rail family.

The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small- to medium-sized, ground-living birds. The family exhibits considerable diversity and includes the crakes, coots, and gallinules. Many species are associated with wetlands, although the family is found in every terrestrial habitat except dry deserts, polar regions, and alpine areas above the snow line. Members of the Rallidae occur on every continent except Antarctica. Numerous island species are known. The most common rail habitats are marshland and dense forest. They are especially fond of dense vegetation.

  • (duck is of the swan family, it is unclean along with other water hens.)

Duet 14:17-19

17  And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,

18  And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

  • These unclean birds are not to be eaten, yet their carcass cannot defile us by touching them. If their substance is in our food we cannot eat of it lest we be made unclean by eating of these abominable things:

Lev 11:13 

And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: …….

Unclean flying Insects

Leviticus 11:23

23  But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

  •  All flying creeping things have 4 feet and 2 hands, which is why we see 6 limbs on them.  

Deut 14:19

19  And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

  • all flies, gnats, and flying insects of every kind are abominations and unclean for us to eat except the locust,  grasshopper, bald locust, and crickets that have the hind legs above their feet for jumping:

Deut 14:19

19  And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

  • all flies, gnats, mosquitos, bees, and flying insects of every kind besides locust, crickets, and grasshoppers are abominations and unclean for us to eat though their carcasses cannot make us unclean by touching them. For example, killing a mosquito doesn’t make you unclean or a dead mosquito falling on you doesn’t make you unclean, but eating one that fell in your food will make you unclean.  

Unclean beasts that have hoofs

Lev 11:24 

And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcass of them shall be unclean until the even.

Lev 11:25 

And whosoever beareth ought of the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

Lev 11:26 

The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean. 

  • Horses and those of that family are unclean for eating and we are not to touch the carcasses lest we be unclean unclean until the even yet you don’t have to bathe or wash. If we carry their carcass, we have to wash our clothes before evening is over through.

Unclean beasts that have paws

Lev 11:27 

And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even. 

  • Canines and Felines fit this category along with badgers. They are not to be eaten and if you touch their carcass, your unclean until even too but no washing is required:

Lev 11:28 

And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you. 

  • (If we carry their carcass we wash our clothes before even is over to be clean.)

The Creeping things

Lev 11:29 

These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, 

Lev 11:30 

And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole. 

Lev 11:31 

These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.

  • These laws pertain to these creeping things, the weasel, mouse, mole, snail, and every kind of tortoise, not all unclean creatures.

Lev 11:32 

And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed. 

  • (These specific creeping things, , the weasel, mouse, mole, snail, and every kind of tortoise can defile our cooking ware. So if any of the carcass of them fall upon any vessel for work like a plate, bowl, or pot not made of earth, they must be washed and unclean until even, yet the vessel itself cannot defile anything else, just the liquid from within it if there is any when the carcass fell upon it.) 

Lev 11:34 

Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such water cometh shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.

  • (If you have food or drink and the liquid from the defiled vessel touch it, then your food/drink is unclean too.)

Lev 11:33 

And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break it.

  • This law is straightforward. The food or drink in the earthen vessel is unclean and the vessel must be broken. If its not an earthen vessel and the carcass doesn’t touch the food or drink in it, then the food or drink is still clean because their carcass didn’t touch it, though the non earthen vessel is unclean and must be washed.

Lev 11:35 

And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you.

  • (If any carcass of those creeping things, , the weasel, mouse, mole, snail, and every kind of tortoise, fall upon your oven or stove ranges, then they must be broken down and no longer used. We have stove and ovens in one today. If a weasel, mouse, tortoise, ferret, chameleon, lizard, snail, or mole’s carcass falls on your stove it does not defile both the stove and the oven, but just the thing that it fell upon will be unclean. You would need a new stove top though and visa versa.

Lev 11:36 

Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.

  • (This is referring to ponds, lakes, rivers, and etc. So, if swimming in a lake and the carcass touches you, you’ll be unclean from touching it and the same goes for you meat or drink that touches the carcass, yet the body of water is still clean. Also, if someone has clean meat and any part of these certain creeping thing's carcass in the same pot of water, everything is unclean because that is not a fountain or pit with plenty of water.)

Lev 11:37 

And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.

Lev 11:38 

But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.

  • This law is straightforward of how the carcass of the weasel, mouse, mole, snail, and every kind of tortoise can defile a seed if there is water upon the seed. The laws we just covered pertain to those creeping things afore mentions only, not all unclean things in general. All other unclean creatures, whether beasts, fowls, flying insects, sea life, and creeping things of the earth like  badgers, ants, spiders, centipedes, and snakes don't defile kitchenware, ovens, stoves, and seeds like these unclean creeping things we just covered. Of course if any of these other unclean thing fall in our food, the portion of food that they touched cant be eaten having the part of the dead carcass or substance upon it which would defile us for tasting the abominable thing, but the whole dish is not defiled unless it is a liquid dish in which everything can be contaminated like a soup, sauce, or drink because the substance of the unclean thing is getting in the stuff. Of course any food cooked with any part of any unclean creatures is unclean to eat since we can’t eat abominable broth either:

  • There are laws that pertain to the other creeping things that creep upon the earth as well that aren’t a weasel, mouse, tortoise after its kind, ferret, lizard, or mole.

Lev 11:41 

And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten. 

Lev 11:42 

Whatsoever goeth upon the belly,

  • Reptiles like Snakes

and whatsoever goeth upon all four,

  • Other rodents, other mustelidae family, and reptiles like gators

or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth,

  • ants, spiders, centipedes, roaches, and such critters

them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination. 

Lev 11:43 

Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.

  • (Eating these other creeping things would make us abominable yet touching their dead carcass cannot make us unclean like the weasels, mice, tortoise family, ferrets, chameleons, lizards, snails, or moles. So if we touch an ant, roach, snake or spider for example we would not be made unclean, and if it is in our food, we just have to remove it and the part that got into the food to ensure we don’t eat any of it but the rest of the food is clean. Of course if it falls into a pot of liquids, the unclean thing is cooking into the water making the broth abominable so that’s unclean.) 

Lev 11:44 

For I am the Ahayah your Alahayim: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 


Overview of the laws

  • Unclean beasts that divide the hoof:camel, rabbit, hare, swine:

    • We are defiled by eating them and should not touch their carcass, though their carcass cant defile us.

  • Unclean Sea creatures:

    • dead carcass can’t defile us though they are detestable to us. Only when eaten can they defile us.

  • Unclean fowls: Eagle, swan (duck), pelican, bat, flying insects like bees, wasp, etc

    • Their carcass cant defile us but eating them will make our souls unclean.

  • Unclean Beast that divide the hoof and are not cloven footed nor chew the cud:

    • Horses family cant be eaten and, they make us unclean until even if we touch their dead carcass, yet we don’t have to wash anything, but if we bear their carcass we must wash your clothes and be unclean until even.

  • Unclean beasts that have paws going upon all four:

    • Canines, Felines can’t be eaten and they make us unclean until even if we touch their dead carcass, yet we don’t have to wash anything, but if we bear their carcass we must wash your clothes and be unclean until even.

  • Unclean creeping things: Weasel, mouse, tortoise family, ferret, chameleon, lizard, snail, mole

    • Cant be eaten and If we touch their carcass we are unclean until even and whatever vessel and kitchen ware, food or drink  they fall on when dead are unclean. 

  • Unclean creeping things:

    • Other unclean creeping things cant be eaten as well, but their carcass can’t defile us or our stuff like the afore mentioned creeping things.

  • Unclean creeping things that creep:

    • All creeping things that creep upon the earth like spiders, ants, centipedes, snakes etc are abominations and shall not be eaten. Their carcass cannot make us unclean though they are abominations to us.

  • Clean Beast that died of itself or was torn:

    • Touching the carcass defiles us until even, but if we eat it we have to bathe and wash our clothes or else we will bear iniquity for it:

Understanding the Dietary law in regards to the Spirit

Barnabas 10:1

But forasmuch as Moses said; Ye shall not eat swine nor eagle nor falcon nor crow nor any fish which hath no scale upon it, he received in his understanding three ordinances. 

Barnabas 10:2

Yea and further He saith unto them in Deuteronomy; And I will lay as a covenant upon this people My ordinances. So then it is not a commandment of Alahayim that they should not bite with their teeth, but Moses spake it in spirit. 

Barnabas 10:3

Accordingly he mentioned the swine with this intent. Thou shalt not cleave, saith he, to such men who are like unto swine; that is, when they are in luxury they forget the Adono, but when they are in want they recognize the Adono, just as the swine when it eateth knoweth not his adono, but when it is hungry it crieth out, and when it has received food again it is silent. 

Barnabas 10:4

Neither shalt thou eat eagle nor falcon nor kite nor crow. Thou shalt not, He saith, cleave unto, or be likened to, such men who know not how to provide food for themselves by toil and sweat, but in their lawlessness seize what belongeth to others, and as if they were walking in guilelessness watch and search about for some one to rob in their rapacity, just as these birds alone do not provide food for themselves, but sit idle and seek how they may eat the meat that belongeth to others, being pestilent in their evil-doings. 

Barnabas 10:5

And thou shalt not eat, saith He, lamprey nor polypus nor cuttle fish. Thou shalt not, He meaneth, become like unto such men, who are desperately wicked, and are already condemned to death, just as these fishes alone are accursed and swim in the depths, not swimming on the surface like the rest, but dwell on the ground beneath the deep sea. 

Barnabas 10:6 Moreover thou shalt not eat the hare. Why so? Thou shalt not be found a corrupter of boys, nor shalt thou become like such persons; for the hare gaineth one passage in the body every year; for according to the number of years it lives it has just so many orifices. 

Barnabas 10:7

Again, neither shalt thou eat the hyena; thou shalt not, saith He, become an adulterer or a fornicator, neither shalt thou resemble such persons. Why so? Because this animal changeth its nature year by year, and becometh at one time male and at another female. 

Barnabas 10:8

Moreover He hath hated the weasel also and with good reason. Thou shalt not, saith He, become such as those men of whom we hear as working iniquity with their mouth for uncleanness, neither shalt thou cleave unto impure women who work iniquity with their mouth. For this animal conceiveth with its mouth. 

Barnabas 10:9

Concerning meats then Moses received three decrees to this effect and uttered them in a spiritual sense; but they accepted them according to the lust of the flesh, as though they referred to eating. 

Barnabas 10:10

And David also receiveth knowledge of the same three decrees, and saith; Blessed is the man who hath not gone in the council of the unholy--even as the fishes go in darkness into the depths; and hath not stood in the path of sinners--just as they who pretend to fear the Adono sin like swine; and hath not sat on the seat of the destroyers--as the birds that are seated for prey. Ye have now the complete lesson concerning eating. 

Barnabas 10:11

Again Moses saith; Ye shall eat everything that divideth the hoof and cheweth the cud. What meaneth he? He that receiveth the food knoweth Him that giveth him the food, and being refreshed appeareth to rejoice in him. Well said he, having regard to the commandment. What then meaneth he? Cleave unto those that fear the Lord, with those who meditate in their heart on the distinction of the word  which they have received, with those who tell of the ordinances of the Lord and keep them, with those who know that meditation is a work of gladness and who chew the cud of the word of the Lord. But why that which divideth the hoof? Because the righteous man both walketh in this world, and at the same time looketh for the holy world to come. Ye see how wise a lawgiver Moses was.

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