The laws of ancient Israel were part of the Sinai covenant, radiating out from the 'Ten Words'. They were to show Israel as separate from other nations and holy to Yahweh. The law was Israel's instruction and guidance in living as moral and ethical witnesses to the other nations (of course, time and time again the people failed). The food laws found in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 formed one aspect of Torah and as well as separating Israel they also protected Israel's health (http:/...
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