- (Camels are unclean because they chew their cud but do not have divided hoofs.) International Standard Version except you are not to eat the following animals that have divided hooves or ruminate their cud: the camel (because it chews the cud but doesn't have divided hooves, it is to be unclean for you), JPS Tanakh 1917
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Nevertheless these you 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 to you.
He also lists such animals as camels, rabbits and pigs as being unclean, or unfit to eat ( Leviticus 11:4-8 ). He later lists such "creeping things" as moles, mice and lizards as unfit to eat (verses 29-31), as well as four-footed animals with paws (cats, dogs, bears, lions, tigers, etc.) as unclean (verse 27).
However, there are some that are unclean but are popular in our culture today such as: hogs, squirrels, rabbits, catfish, eels, lobsters, clams, crabs, shrimp, oysters, frogs, and many others. God gave health rules because He knows what is best for the human body. These great health laws are like a wall or fence to keep out the diseases of Satan.
There are at least two reasons. First, God told Peter, "God has cleansed" (Acts 10:15) them, so God did something to cleanse the unclean animals and make them fine for consumption. Second, the dietary law had become one of the main cultural barriers between Jews and gentiles, which God was about to use Peter to tear down.
Jan 04, 2022 · The Hebrew phrase translated “seven pairs” literally means “seven sevens,” so there is some question as to whether Noah took seven specimens of each “clean” species (three pairs and an extra) or seven pairs. Either way, he was told to take more clean animals than unclean on the ark. Only the unclean animals came in pairs ( Genesis 6:19 ).