[b-hebrew] Question for all - Lev. 17:13

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Aug 25 18:30:58 EDT 2003

The first part, “drain out the blood” is connected with Genesis 9:4 where God commands that the blood is not to be eaten.

As for the covering with earth, very likely this is a health practice. Uncovered blood is an attractive nuisance for flies and other vermin. An explanation is not given in the immediate context, nor anywhere else that I know of.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: Hal Goodnight <jwdefender17 at yahoo.com>

> "Any Israelite or any alien living among you who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must _drain out the blood and cover it with earth_." (NIV)
> What concept do you feel the underscored words would signal in the mind of an ancient Israelite, and why do you feel that way?
> Regards,
> Mark Davis.
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