Here's Piggy!


He was made for a scavenger, God says he's unclean,
And what else can we find so filthy and mean?
"Eat not his flesh, nor touch his dead carcass,"
For with sin, and disease it surely will mark us.

Oh yes, my dear brother, God's word, it is just,
Still we eat the old greaser, yes, eat him we must.
Yes, the dirtiest of beasts we will not be without,
So we eat the slop eater from his tail to his snout.

We would be better off if we obeyed God's command,
And ate vegetables, fruits, and the grains of the land.
We prayed long and loud, we jump and we shout,
Still we eat the old brute from his tail to his snout.

How we sing "Happy Day," and talk of love all divine,
Then like vultures we feast on the dirty old swine.
We might shun many ills and diseases, no doubt,
By discarding the hog from his tail to his snout.

-- Anonymous.


Article from the Jewish Enclopedia
Included in the Pentateuch among the unclean animals prohibited as food is the pig... As early as Antiochus Epiphanes it was decreed that the eating of swine's flesh was to be a test of the Jews' loyalty to Judaism.

Is All Animal Flesh Good Food

by: H. Armstrong
Were all animals made clean? What about the unclean animals shown to Peter in a vision? Here is a straightforward Bible answer, giving the New Testament teaching. This subject is important to your health and well being!

Scientific View of The Hog!

by: J.H. Kellogg, M.D.
Many believe it matters not what people eat, thinking everything is sanctified by their prayers. We have reason to believe God made NO MISTAKE when He declared the hog to be UNCLEAN FOR FOOD.

Life Story of the Trichinae

by: Church of God Publishing House
Trichinosis is a parasitic disease of omnivorous and meat-eating animals including the human. When we get the disease, larvae of little white worms, about one twenty-fifth of an inch in length, are peppered thick throughout the muscular tissue of our whole bodies. When this little worm larvae has been for a few months in our muscular tissue, nature begins to wall it off with surrounding deposits of calcium and other mineral material. But once we are infected the parasite stays with us for the rest of our lives.

PARASITE of PORK attacks Orthodox Jews

Newspaper article
It was a mystery: How could Orthodox Jews who keep kosher in New York City catch tapeworms that usually afflict people who eat pork in Central America?

Kosher - Unclean Animals

Ellen Kavanaugh 
Did Noah Eat Kosher too?

Did Noah Eat Pork?

by Mike Gascoigne
Among the Gentiles who observe the Noachide laws, there is the commonly held view that all meat is to be eaten, including meat which is forbidden to Jews, provided the blood is drained out. This is taken from the covenant that God made with Noah (Genesis 9:3-4) and is supported by the resolution to the Judaising Controversy (Acts 15:20). However, everything that is permitted is not necessarily in accordance with the perfect will of God, and there is reason to believe that the practice of abstinence from unclean meat pre-dates the law of Moses. The distinction between clean and unclean meat is an object lesson to show that the nature of God is to divide things, and will ultimately divide the righteous from the wicked at the Final Judgement


Listing of Unclean Meats

Dietary Laws in Scripture

Author: David B Loughran
Stewarton Bible School, Stewarton, Scotland

An Exegesis of “Meat” in the New Testament

by: Richard Angelin
The New Testament speaks very little on the subject of flesh meat as a dietary supplement or staple food. The word meat is used 64 times in the New Testament, but in a wide variety of contexts. There are 15 different Greek words that have been translated as meat or pertaining to meat eating.


by: Robert J. Thiel
This article will briefly attempt to discuss unclean meats from a New Testament perspective. It will address 5 points which are falsely raised to justify consumption of unclean meats.


by: Charles E. Barrett
Should we continue to obey  the law about clean and unclean meats that are found in Deuteronomy 14  and Leviticus 11?  This study will show that  God expects us to observe these laws, because they are a part of his overall plan for mankind. Additionally, this study will show that these laws of God are both physical and  spiritual laws, that were given to benefit people physically and spiritually.  

Paul and Unclean Meats

by: Open-Bible Ministries
What the Defence say is correct concerning the two separate Laws, then Paul denies the food Laws which is one of the Laws of the Kingdom found in Deuteronomy 14, from verse 3, by proclaiming in Romans 14:14

Unclean Meats—Should They Be Eaten?

by: Bethel Church of God
The Bible instruction regarding clean and unclean meats goes back to the beginning. In the pre-Flood world God instructed Noah, ". . . Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth" (Gen. 7:1–3). Clean beasts were the only animals acceptable for sacrifice. Quite often the sacrifice was eaten by the one who did the sacrificing. The conclusion is obvious. The difference between clean and unclean animals was revealed to mankind long before the time of Moses. Both ceremonial and health considerations were involved. Noah, a man who was righteous (Psa. 119:172), was well aware of the law of clean and unclean meats

Clean and Unclean Meats

The Church of God Web Site

Interesting Drop Down Menu listing Clean and Unclean Meats!

Clean and Unclean Meats

The Plain Truth Web Site

Various articles and Bible scriptures relating to Clean and Unclean Meats!

Clean and Unclean Meats

by: Smith's Bible Dictionary
As regards the animals allowed for food, comparing them with those forbidden, there can be no doubt on which side the balance of wholesomeness lies.

A General List of Biblically Clean Fish

Source: Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America

A general list of Biblically Clean and Unclean fish and "Sea Foods."


God's Diet Plan for Healthful Living

by: Ronald L. Dart
Did Jesus adjust God's ancient laws of clean and unclean meats? The answer shouldn't be hard to find. It should be right there in the four gospels.

Scientific American Finds U.S. Pig Farms may be Flu Factories

by: Dr. Joseph Mercola
An article just published in Scientific American says that American pig farms are virtually "are virtually "flu factories." Industry results of pig flu tests are kept confidential, and the pork industry is reluctant to share data with health officials.

Are Some Meats Unfit To Eat?

by: Active Bible Church of God
Are the Old Testament dietary laws of clean and unclean meats out-dated? Should Christians eat pork and shell-fish? Is eating them unhealthy? Is eating them sin? Here's what God's Word has to say. This is an excellent web site with a lot of good info and pictures.

Clean and Unclean: Commandments for today!

Knowing that the law of Yahweh is not abolished, here is a short study on why it is wrong to eat unclean animals.

Clean and Unclean Meats

YAH Saves One thing that stands out about the Jewish people is their eating habits and their refusal to eat particular items.

Does the Bible Permit Christians to Eat "Unclean" Meat in New Testament Times?

By: Steven M. Collins
During the pre-Christian era, it is a well-known fact that God forbade the Israelites to eat certain types of animal flesh. While the Israelites frequently disobeyed God's instructions, it was quite clear that God's law prohibited the consumption of pork, shellfish and other types of animal flesh. Therefore, if a person ate "unclean" food in Old Testament times, it was because they were choosing to disobey God's instructions, not because they felt they had a divine authorization to consume such meats.

Ancient Bible Health SECRETS Revealed Today!

By: Hope of Israel Ministries
Did you know that many discoveries of modern medical science
were anticipated by thousands of years by the ancient Hebrews?
Astounding as it may seem, health principles in the Bible were
thousands of years in advance of their times! How is it that the
ancient Hebrews knew the LAWS OF HEALTH and well being,
in many cases thousands of years before they were once again
"discovered" by modern medical science? How could this be?

Should UNCLEAN MEATS Be Eaten Today?

By: Hope of Israel Ministries
Are the Biblical dietary laws still in force, today? Should
human beings eat pork, shrimp, crab, lobster, or any other
"unclean" meats described in the Bible? Why did Almighty
God forbid certain meats to be avoided? Did Jesus make "all"
meats "clean"? What about Peter's vision of all the unclean
animals and being told to "slay and eat"? What does God
think about "pork eaters"? It's high time we examine these
questions honestly, with an open, unprejudiced mind!

by: Amazing Facts
Someone has said that a text without its context is a pretext, and I believe it. This is particularly true of several strange verses which have been a stumbling block to thousands of earnest Bible students. Under careful scrutiny, however, these "problem texts" are found to be in harmony with each other and also with the rest of the inspired record. Because these texts relate to diet-one of the most popular subjects on the public mind today-we shall seek to untangle some of the confusing questions which have been raised about forbidden foods and biblical health laws.

God’s Dietary Laws: Abolished in the New Testament?

by: Daniel Botkin
The purpose of this article is not to condemn or insult those who hold to the standard Christian teaching that God’s dietary laws are abolished under the New Covenant. The purpose of the article is to examine the New Testament passages which are commonly quoted in support of this teaching, and to show that these passages do not really teach what most Christians think they teach.

What Fish and Fowl are good for food?

by: Giving and Sharing
Answers to questions from the article: Is all Animal Flesh Good Food?

What does the Bible teach about Clean and Unclean Meats?

by: United Church of God
Why did God, in the Scriptures, distinguish between clean and unclean meats-the animals humans may or may not eat? Is there more to the story? Can we find a health connection?

Scripturally Clean Food

by: Yahweh Assembly in Messiah
Many believe that all food is now okay to eat. They point to what Yahshua said and what Peter saw. Here is what the Bible says.

Clean and Unclean Meats

by: Studies in the Word
The subject of which meats are Biblically acceptable to eat is very familiar to all Bible students. Every believer, every Torah (Pentateuch) keeper, who tries to obey the instructions of God, is faced with this subject every time he or she enters a grocery store to buy food. Is it important to follow these instructions? Why are they important?

Do You Really Want to Eat That?

by: Living Church of God
Why did God prohibit eating certain foods? Should you follow those same instructions today?

What about Clean and Unclean Meats?

by: Tony Warren
The first reference that God made concerning clean and unclean animals was not in the law that God gave Moses on the mount, but was when God instructed Noah on their separation in Genesis.

Did God Change the Law of Clean and Unclean Meats?

by: Church of the Great God
One area that the world has surely done away with God's law is that of clean and unclean meats. Those who believe this quote passages from the Bible that seem to say that all food, even the unclean ones, have somehow been made fit for us to eat today. A common argument is that the clean and unclean laws were part of the Old Covenant, and that is "obsolete and . . . ready to vanish away" (Hebrews 8:13).

Clean and Unclean Meats

by: William H. Shea - Biblical Research Institute
The law on clean and unclean animals in the Pentateuch divides all animals into two groups: clean which can be eaten, and unclean which are not to be eaten. This law has been followed by many Jews for thousands of years. It has also been accepted as a rule to follow by some Christians. Other Christians, undoubtedly the majority, believe that this law is not binding upon them in this era and that this law has been abrogated for Christians. It is the purpose of this study to evaluate the various texts of the Bible which address this matter and evaluate them to determine just what response should be given in this regard.

Health and Healing Resources

by: Giving and Sharing
Several good articles on Clean and Unclean meats

Are Some Foods Unfit to Eat?

James McBride discusses the question: Should Christians eat pork and shell fish? 
Is it a sin? Here is what God's word has to say.

What, You Don't Eat Pork?

by: Wayne Schatzle
Until we are born again into a spiritual body in the first resurrection, we would do well to observe God's dietary law and care for this physical body we have now, so we may be in good health to carry on the work God has set before us.


Last Updated: January 20, 2011


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