613 Mitzvot Listed by Category: Dietary Laws
The challenge for believers in Yeshua today is knowing what instructions apply. Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers. What many fail to realize is that the New Covenant writtings don't contradict Torah but affirms it. Messiah Himself provides us with proper instruction in how we are to live. The basis of His teaching is Torah. Below is a key that will help to understand what instructions are valid today, what can't be done, what applies to the Jewish people only, whether in the land or not. There are some instructions that are open for debate.
|Valid for Believers Today||Can No Longer Be Followed||Applies to Israel Specifically||Applies to Israel - but can be followed by Gentiles||Open for Debate|
|143||Positive||To examine the marks in cattle (so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean)||"Tell the people of Isra'el, 'These are the living creatures which you may eat among all the land animals:||Leviticus 11:2|
|144||Negative||Not to eat the flesh of unclean beasts||But you are not to eat those that only chew the cud or only have a separate hoof. For example, the camel, the coney and the hare are unclean for you, because they chew the cud but don't have a separate hoof;||Leviticus 11:4|
|145||Positive||To examine the marks in fishes (so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean||'Of all the things that live in the water, you may eat these: anything in the water that has fins and scales, whether in seas or in rivers \emdash these you may eat.||Leviticus 11:9|
|146||Negative||Not to eat unclean fish||Yes, these will be detestable for you \emdash you are not to eat their meat, and you are to detest their carcasses.||Leviticus 11:11|
|147||Positive||To examine the marks in fowl, so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean||"You may eat any clean bird;||Deuteronomy 14:11|
|148||Negative||Not to eat unclean fowl||'The following creatures of the air are to be detestable for you \emdash they are not to be eaten, they are a detestable thing: the eagle, the vulture, the osprey, the kite, the various kinds of buzzards, the various kinds of ravens, the ostrich, the screech-owl, the seagull, the various kinds of hawks, the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, the horned owl, the pelican, the barn owl, the stork, the various kinds of herons, the hoopoe and the bat. " 'All winged swarming creatures that go on all fours are a detestable thing for you;||Leviticus 11:13 - 20|
|149||Positive||To examine the marks in locusts, so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean||except that of all winged swarming creatures that go on all fours, you may eat those that have jointed legs above their feet, enabling them to jump off the ground.||Leviticus 11:21|
|150||Negative||Not to eat a worm found in fruit||'Any creature that swarms on the ground is a detestable thing; it is not to be eaten||Leviticus 11:41|
|151||Negative||Not to eat of things that creep upon the earth||'Any creature that swarms on the ground is a detestable thing; it is not to be eaten whatever moves on its stomach, goes on all fours, or has many legs all creatures that swarm on the ground; you are not to eat them, because they are a detestable thing.||Leviticus 11:41 - 42|
|152||Negative||Not to eat any vermin of the earth||For I am Adonai your God; therefore, consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am holy; and do not defile yourselves with any kind of swarming creature that moves along the ground.||Leviticus 11:44|
|153||Negative||Not to eat things that swarm in the water||You are not to make yourselves
detestable with any of these swarming, crawling
creatures; do not make yourselves unclean with them, do
not defile yourselves with them.
" 'Such, then, is the law concerning animals, flying creatures, all living creatures that move about in the water, and all creatures that swarm on the ground.
|Leviticus 11:43 & 46|
|154||Negative||Not to eat of winged insects||"All winged swarming creatures are unclean for you; they are not to be eaten||Deuteronomy 14:19|
|155||Negative||Not to eat the flesh of a beast that is terefah (lit torn)||"You are to be my specially separated people. Therefore you are not to eat any flesh torn by wild animals in the countryside; rather, throw it out for the dogs.||Exodus 22:30|
|156||Negative||Not to eat the flesh of a beast that died of itself||"You are not to eat any animal that dies naturally; although you may let a stranger staying with you eat it, or sell it to a foreigner; because you are a holy people for Adonai your God. "You are not to boil a young animal in its mother's milk.||Deuteronomy 14:21|
|157||Positive||To slay cattle, deer and fowl according to the laws of shechitah if their flesh is to be eaten||If the place which Adonai your God chooses to place his name is too far away from you; then you are to slaughter animals from your cattle or sheep, which Adonai has given you; and eat on your own property, as much as you want.||Deuteronomy 12:21|
|158||Negative||Not to eat a limb removed from a living beast||Just take care not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you are not to eat the life with the meat.||Deuteronomy 12:23|
|159||Negative||Not to slaughter an animal and its young on the same day||However, no animal is to be slaughtered together with its young on the same day, neither cow nor ewe.||Leviticus 22:28|
|160||Negative||Not to take the mother-bird with the young||"If, as you are walking along, you happen to see a bird's nest in a tree or on the ground with chicks or eggs, and the mother bird is sitting on the chicks or the eggs, you are not to take the mother with the chicks.||Deuteronomy 22:6|
|161||Positive||To set the mother-bird free when taking the nest||"If, as you are walking along, you happen to see a bird's nest in a tree or on the ground with chicks or eggs, and the mother bird is sitting on the chicks or the eggs, you are not to take the mother with the chicks. You must let the mother go, but you may take the chicks for yourself; so that things will go well with you, and you will prolong your life.||Deuteronomy 22:6 - 7|
|162||Negative||Not to eat the flesh of an ox that was condemned to be stoned||"If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox is to be stoned and its flesh not eaten, but the owner of the ox will have no further liability.||Exodus 21:28|
|163||Negative||Not to boil meat with milk (a calf in its mother's milk - specific Caananite practice)||"You are to bring the best firstfruits of your land into the house of Adonai your God. "You are not to boil a young animal in its mother's milk.||Exodus 23:19|
|164||Negative||Not to eat flesh with milk||You are to bring the best firstfruits of your land into the house of Adonai your God. "You are not to boil a young goat in its mother's milk."||Exodus 34:26|
|165||Negative||Not to eat the of the thigh-vein which shrank||This is why, to this day, the people of Isra'el do not eat the thigh muscle that passes along the hip socket \emdash because the man struck Ya`akov's hip at its socket.||Genesis 32:33|
|166||Negative||Not to eat chelev (tallow-fat)||"Say to the people of Isra'el, 'You are not to eat the fat of bulls, sheep or goats.||Leviticus 7:23|
|167||Negative||Not to eat blood||You are not to eat any kind of blood, whether from birds or animals, in any of your homes.||Leviticus 7:26|
|168||Positive||To cover the blood of undomesticated animals (deer, etc.) and of fowl that have been killed||"When someone from the community of Isra'el or one of the foreigners living with you hunts and catches game, whether animal or bird that may be eaten, he is to pour out its blood and cover it with earth.||Leviticus 17:13|
|169||Negative||Not to eat or drink like a glutton or a drunkard (not to rebel against father or mother)||" 'Do not eat anything with
blood. Do not practice divination or fortune-telling.
and say to the leaders of his town, 'This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he doesn't pay attention to us, lives wildly, gets drunk.'
|Leviticus 19:26 & Deuteronomy 21:20|
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