Deuteronomy 14:1, 2
See how the Lord honoured Israel, he spoke of their election—”the Lord hath chosen thee;” of their adoption—”ye are the children of the Lord your God;” and of their sanctification,”—”thou art an holy people unto the Lord? These honours entailed duties, and among them that of maintaining a distinction from, the heathen around them. They were not to imitate the superstition of their neighbours, by disfiguring themselves, or by any act indicative of excessive grief.
Manifestly disgusting and loathsome.
pygarg, or antelope,
Deuteronomy 14:6, 7
Minute distinctions—God takes note of littles.
By these regulations the Jews were kept a separate people, for they could not partake in the feasts of the heathen because some one or other of these unclean creatures would be brought to table. Moreover, the thoughtful Israelite would be daily reminded of sin…
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