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There is so much talk in the Messianic Jewish world over kashrut with their being an endless debate versus “Rabbinic kosher” and “Biblical kosher”.

Below find a listing of Biblical passages on dietary laws, many of them that fall under what people call “Rabbinic kosher”. This listing is from the website Blue Thread, oddly enough a Reform Judaism website:

MITZVOT – CITATIONS

General precept explaining the dietary laws. Lev. 11: 44, Deut. 14 :3

What can be eaten (in general), before and after the Flood Gen. 1: 29, 9: 3

Shall not eat the fruit of a tree planted for food in its first four years–three years for the tree, the fourth goes as an offering. Lev. 19: 23-25

Shall not eat blood. Gen. 9:4, Lev. 19: 26

Shall not eat of the new grain crop until a share is given as an offering. Lev. 23: 14

Fields and vineyards shall not be sown with a second kind of seed–the yield cannot be used; Cattle shall not mate with a different kind. Lev. 19: 19, Deut. 22: 9

Enumerates which land animals may or may not be eaten or touched. Deut. 14: 4-8, Lev. 11: 2-8, Lev. 11: 24-27, 29-30

Enumerates which fish may or may not be eaten or touched. Lev. 11: 9-12, Deut. 14: 9-10

Enumerates which birds (and faux birds) may or may not be eaten. Lev. 11: 13-19, Deut. 14: 11-17

Enumerates which winged insects may or may not be eaten. Lev. 11: 20-23, Deut. 14: 19-20

Objects contaminated by dead creatures and how to decontaminate them. Lev. 11: 32-38

Clean animals which have died and not be slaughtered specifically for food shall not be eaten. Lev. 11: 39-40

Swarming things shall not be eaten or touched. Lev. 11: 41-42

Fat that cannot be eaten. Lev. 7: 23-24

First fruits shall be give as an offering Ex. 23:19, 34: 26

Prohibition against boiling a kid in its mother’s milk Ex. 23:19, 34: 26

Prohibition against taking a mother bird with her eggs or fledglings. Deut. 22: 6-7

Prohibition against slaughtering an animal on the same day as its young. Lev. 23: 28

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2 thoughts on “Kosher – What the Torah says…

  1. To my respondent:

    No, I do not eat cheeseburgers or any other foods that include mixing of meat and milk.

    Yes, I do buy glatt kosher meat.

    Thanks for the inquiry and giving me an opportunity to respond.

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