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originally posted by: DISRAELI
We don’t know the exact meaning of YHWH, because we’ve lost all knowledge of what the vowels were
originally posted by: NOTurTypical
Rare steaks are fine, what the Bible means by not eating meat with the blood still in it is it not being drained from the animal. You'll never be able to remove every cell of blood from the muscles. It simply means slit the throat of the animal and drain the blood, eat your steak in peace.
originally posted by: Shahada
I believe Paul called people who scrutinize and obsess about dietary laws spiritually weak.
I happen to disagree and think he was making an issue out of James lax attitude about it.
1. Don't eat meat that has been sacrificed to Idols.
2. Don't eat the blood (raw meat, cook it).
3. Don't eat stangled animals or naturally dead animals (carrion).
4. Refrain from fornication (not chastity, get married first).
Animal sacrifice is stupid and a practice of barbarians not something a real God would require because what gain is it? It is unnecessary and cruel.
And no real God would even once order human sacrifice, barbarians write too. Heathens. Sacrificing first born children.
Especially his alleged son.
Thank God it's only mythological but people still do both today, human and animal. They are hopefully always a small percentage of the population but it still happens today.
it's referring to the rule of first used to define perfection.
originally posted by: Shahada
a reply to: NOTurTypical
I definitely get why you WANT that to be true but it's not. The people's first born and first born of a flock are two different things and seperate issues.
In the instance I provided there exists no reason for assuming something that is clearly not what is being communicated (it is so obviously not animals).
So you mentioning the 8th day and weening animals is puzzling. Are you just learning this about your "god"?
I would probably try and word my way around it too at first. Then I would come to my senses and stop rationalizing. Show me the word animals, it isn't there. Show me how an animal becomes a person's first born, doesn't.
You are addicted to assumptions and misinterpretations I have noticed.
originally posted by: Malocchio
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
I am pretty sure YHWH originally meant Father, Mother, Son, Daughter.
Elohim is also plural and masculine feminine.
originally posted by: firefromabove
a reply to: DISRAELI
the Hebrew word for blood, "dam" (Strongs 1818) is similar to "Adam" (Strongs 119) which can also mean "to show blood in the face".
Blood is also likened to life itself.
do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh. (Deut 12:23)
originally posted by: Akragon
isn't that change by definition?