“You Shall Not Eat Any Abominable Thing” (Deut. 14:3) – An Examination of the Old Testament Food Laws with Animal Ethics in Mind

Authored by: Deborah W. Rooke

The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138592728
eBook ISBN: 9780429489846
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429489846-22

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Abstract

A consideration of material from the Old Testament laws, particularly Genesis 1, Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, to see what the biblical restrictions on eating fauna might have to contribute to the cause of animal ethics.

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