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6 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 41

poisonous and deadly and were NEVER the hoof and chew the cud -- such as cattle, goats,
intended for mankind to consume as food! Even sheep, deer, bison, elk, moose, etc.
so, on the SAME basis, there are some animals 11. However, what does He say in
that -- like some green plants -- are poisonous, Leviticus 11:4-8 and Deuteronomy 14:7?
deadly, and UNFIT for human consumption. COMMENT: He says that animals that
Therefore, the law that YEHOVAH God only do ONE thing (either part the hoof OR
chew the cud) are UNCLEAN -- not fit for food.
These would include the camel, the rabbit, the
pig or swine, the horse, dogs, cats, snakes, etc.
What is the major difference between the
“clean” and “unclean” animals? Why are some
considered all right to eat, while others are con-
sidered unfit for human consumption? Some say
there is no difference; that it is mere “ritual.”
However, there is NO “ritualism” discussed in
this chapter at all -- just a plain and straight-
forward statement of DIVINE LAWS.
Gordon S. Tessler, in his book Clean
and Unclean Foods, points out that all the edible
animals listed above are COMPLETE HERBI-
VORES. None of them eat meat, flesh, or bugs.
They eat grass, vegetation, fruits, and grains.
Also, they have TWO OR MORE stomachs or
Are ALL green plants edible? Would you drink secondary cud receptacles and a digestive tract
anything made from the Hemlock tree?
that is 6 to 12 times the length of their bodies.
Such animals AVOID the multiple di-
gave Noah was permission to eat of animal flesh seases as well as the worms and other parasites
on a widespread basis, but LIMITED to those carried by other animals. Their long alimentary
kind of animals that YEHOVAH Himself canal assures them of a much more COMPLETE
showed were suitable for human consumption. digestion and detoxification of the food they eat.
In other words, YEHOVAH had revealed by
Noah’s time which animals were “CLEAN” and
edible, and those that were to be considered Cattle are CLEAN animals that YEHOVAH God
“UNCLEAN” and, as a result, UNFIT for human created to be eaten.
9. Let’s go to the first listing or classi-
fication of which animals are fit to eat and those
that must be avoided. Notice what YEHOVAH
says in Leviticus 11:2.
COMMENT: Here YEHOVAH is start-
ing with the CLEAN animals -- those wholly
FIT for human consumption.
10. What does Leviticus 11:3 and
Deuteronomy 14:4-6 say?
COMMENT: In these verses YEHO-
VAH God shows that CLEAN animals must part

YEHOVAH God’s Health Laws
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