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Monday, 12 September 2016

Contemplating Food - Genesis 1-9 Eden to Post Ark!

Food Clean? Unclean? Allowed? Disallowed?

Scripture: Genesis 1-9  
Studying  Genesis 1-9 again , something new jumped out at me. Food!

There are many people who will point to the food provided in Eden, and say -THIS is what we are to eat. Others will point to the scriptures in Acts where Peter was given a dream and Our Father saying to not say anything He has created as unclean.
The retort from the first camp is that the  New Testament  vision was an allegorical  vision for different peoples, not  foods.
What does Genesis say?
Where did the shift in diet happen?

What Genesis Says About Food

In Eden we find: Genesis 1:29
 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. - Bible Offline 
 The green plants were for animals to eat.
Then after the flood when Noah and his family leave the Ark, we find:
Genesis 9:3 Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. - Bible Offline "
Hold on, hold on!" my mind is yelling,"When did Our Father give Noah the green plants?"
 Could this possibly be a gap in the Bible.
Or could it be something that was lost in translation?
No, here it is, I found it!
When Adam was sent out of Eden we find:
Genesis 3:18. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. - Bible Offline 
So, where did the laws declaring some foods unclean come from after this?
Could the original Hebrew for the words "Everything that lives and moves about" contain an implied "clean"?
Oh,how I long for a copy of the newest translation from the original Hebrew .

What do you think?

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Suzanne