CLEAN AND UNCLEAN FOODS (LEVITICUS 11) Food to Eat and Food to Avoid

Our body is the temple of the Set-Apart Spirit and it is our duty to keep it (physically and spiritually) clean and healthy.
The Almighty gave us a list of clean 
and unclean foods through Moses at Mount Sinai.

1 Corinthians 6:19
19 Or do you not know that your body is the Dwelling Place of the Set-apart Spirit who is in you, which you have from Elohim, and you are not your own?

CLEAN FISH
(Must have both fins and scales)

Leviticus 11:9
 9 These you do eat of all that are in the waters: any one that has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas or in the rivers, that you do eat.
 

Anchovy, Angelfish, Albacore (Crevalle, Horse Mackerel), Alewives (Branch and River Herring), Barracuda, Blueback (Glut, Herring), Bass (Sea Bass, Striped Bass), Black Drum, Blackfish, Bluegill (Sunfish, bream, Copper Nose), Bluefish, Blue Runner (Hardtail), Bonitos, Boston Bluefish (Pollack),Buffalo Fish (Sucker Family)
Butterfish, Bowfin, Carp, Chub (Bloate), Cod, Crappie, Croaker, Darter Flounder (Dab, Grey Sole, Yellow Tail), Gaby, Grayling, Greenlings, Groupers (Gag), Grunts, Gulf Pike (Robalo, Snook, Sergeant), Haddock, Hake (Silver, Whiting), Halibut, Hardtail (Blue Runner), Herring, Kingfish’ Longjaw (Blackfin), Mackerel, Mahi-mahi, Menhaden, Mullet, Muskellunge (Jack), Orange Roughy, Perch, Pickerel (Jack), Pig Fish, Pike (Jack, Snook), Pollack, Pompano, Porgy (Scup), Red Drum (Redfish), Red Snapper, Red Striped , Rockfish, Salmon (Chum, Coho, King, Pink, Red), Sardine (Pilchard), Sea Bass, Shad, Sheepshead, Shipjack, Silverside, Smelt (Ice Fish, Frost Fish), Snapper, Sole, Spanish Mackerel, Sucker (Redhorse, White), Tarpon, Trout, Tuna (Albacore, Bluefin, Yellowfin), Weakfish, Whitefish, Yellow Perch.

UNCLEAN AQUATIC ANIMALS (FISH, SEAFOOD AND AMPHIBIANS

Leviticus 11:10-12
10 But all that have not fins and scales in the seas and in the rivers, all that move in the waters or any living creature which is in the waters, they are an abomination to you. 
11 ‘They are an abomination to you – of their flesh you do not eat, and their carcasses you abominate. 
12 ‘All that have not fins or scales in the waters is an abomination to you

Alligator, Abalone, Bullheads, Catfish, Clam, Crab, Crayfish, Crocodile, Dolphin, Eel, Jellyfish, Krill, Lobster
Moonfish, Mussel, Octopus, Otter, Oyster, Paddlefish, Porpoise, Scallop, Sculpin, Seal, Shark, Shellfish (in general), Shrimp, Squid, Spoonbill, Stickleback, Sturgeon (Caviar), Swordfish, Turtle, Whale (including, Whale oil).

CLEAN RED MEAT
(Must chew the cud and have a divided hoof)

Leviticus 11:2-3
2 Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, These are the living creatures which you do eat among all the beasts that are on the earth: 
3 Whatever has a split hoof completely divided, chewing the cud, among the beasts, that you do eat.
Deuteronomy 14:4-6
4 “These are the living creatures which you do eat: ox, sheep, and goat, 
5 deer, and gazelle, and roebuck, and wild goat, and mountain goat, and antelope, and mountain sheep. 
6 “And every beast that has a split hoof divided in two, chewing the cud, among the beasts, you do eat. 

Antelope, Beef, Buffalo, Caribou, Deer, Elk, Gazelle, Giraffe (Not eaten due to being a protected species), Goat, Hart, Lamb, Moose, Reindeer, Sheep, Veal.

UNCLEAN MEAT

Leviticus 11:4-8 
4 ‘Only, these you do not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have a split hoof: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have a split hoof, it is unclean to you; 
5 and the rabbit, because it chews the cud but does not have a split hoof, it is unclean to you; 
6 and the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have a split hoof, it is unclean to you; 
7 and the pig, though it has a split hoof, completely divided, yet does not chew the cud, it is unclean to you. 
8 ‘Their flesh you do not eat, and their carcasses you do not touch. They are unclean to you. 

Apes, Armadillo, Badger, Bears, Beaver, Camels, Cats, Civets, Coyote, Dogs, Donkey, Elephant, Ferret, Fox, Gophers, Hare, Horse, Hyena, Jackal, Kangaroo, Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Llama, Mouse, Mole, Mule, Wallaby, Pig, Possum, Rabbit, Raccoon, Rat, Rock Hyrax, Squirrel, Swine, Wallaby, Weasels, Wolf, Wombat, Zebra.

CLEAN BIRDS
(Including their eggs. They possess elongated middle toe and hind toe, crops and gizzards. They are not raptors)

Chicken, Dove, Duck, Goose, Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Pigeon, Prairie Chicken, Ptarmigan, Quail, Turkey.

UNCLEAN BIRDS
(Including their eggs)

Leviticus) 11:13-19
13 ‘And these you do abominate among the birds, they are not eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture, 
14 and the hawk, and the falcon after its kind, 
15 every raven after its kind, 
16 and the ostrich, and the nighthawk, and the seagull, and the hawk after its kind, 
17 and the little owl, and the fisher owl, and the great owl, 
18 and the white owl, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, 
19 and the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

Albatross, Bats (considered birds in the Bible), Buzzard, Condor, Cormorant, Crane, Crow, Cuckoo, Eagle, Falcon, Flamingo, Hawk, Heron, Hoopoe, Kite (Red and Black), Ostrich, Osprey, Owl, Parrot, Pelican, Penguin, Raven, Roadrunner, Sea Gull, Stork, Swallow, Vultures, Woodpecker.

CLEAN INSECTS
(All creeping things that fly, that go on all-fours,—such as have legs above their feet, to leap therewith, upon the earth)

Leviticus 11:21-22
21 ‘Only, these you do eat of every flying insect that creeps on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth. 
22 ‘These of them you do eat: the locust after its kind, and the destroying locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. 

Grasshoppers, Locusts, Crickets.

UNCLEAN INSECTS
(Insects that don’t fly AND hop)

Leviticus 11:20 
20 All flying insects that creep on all fours is an abomination to you. 

ALL CREEPING THINGS ARE UNCLEAN

Leviticus 11:41-43
41 ‘And every creeping creature that creeps on the earth is an abomination, it is not eaten. 
42 ‘Whatever crawls on its stomach, and whatever goes on all fours, and whatever has many feet among all creeping creatures that creep on the earth, these you do not eat, for they are an abomination. 

Caterpillars, Chameleon, Eels, Frogs, Lizards, Salamander, Slugs, Snails, Snakes, Toads, Worms.

 

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