|Pig, Swine & Hog | 1|
|A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the even-toed ungulate family Suidae. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa), along with other species.
And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
|Camel | 2|
|A camel is an even-toed ungulate in the genus Camelus that bears distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back. Camels have long been domesticated and, as livestock, they provide food (milk and meat) and textiles (fiber and felt from hair). As working animals, camels which are uniquely suited to their desert habitats, they are a vital means of transport for passengers and cargo.
Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
|Rock Hyrax (Coney) | 3|
|Coney are small, thickset, herbivorous mammals in the order Hyracoidea. Hyraxes are well-furred, rotund animals with short tails. They are superficially similar rodents, but are more closely related to elephants.
And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
|Hare | 4|
|Hares are leporids and are classified into the same family as rabbits. They are similar in size and form to rabbits and have similar herbivorous diets, but generally have longer ears and live solitarily or in pairs.
And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
|Shellfish | 5|
|Shellfish is a food source and fisheries term for exoskeleton-bearing aquatic invertebrates used as food, including species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Shellfish include species of clams, mussels, oysters, winkles, scallops, shrimp, lobsters, crayfish, and crabs.
And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
|Birds of Prey | 6|
A bird of prey is a species of bird that hunts and feeds on rodents and other animals. It's approach is to seize or take by force. Birds of prey have keen vision that allows them to detect their prey during flight, as well as powerful talons and beaks. Birds of prey include Eagle, Ossifrage, Ospray, Vulture, Kite, Cuckow, Owl, Swan and Pelican.
And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; Every raven after his kind; And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
|Insects | 7|
|Insects are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum. Insects comprise a class within the Arthropoda. Insects have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae. Insects are the most diverse group of animals; they include more than a million described species and represent more than half of all known living organisms. The total number of extant species is estimated at between six and ten million; potentially over 90% of the animal life forms on Earth are insects. Insects may be found in nearly all environments.
All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you. Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth; Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind. But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.
|Bloody Meat | 8|
|According to Jewish dietary laws, to be "pure" an animal must also be free from certain defects, and must be 'Kosher' slaughtered. The meat cannot contain any blood.
Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.
|Circumcision | 9|
|Male circumcision is the removal of the foreskin from the human penis. Locally injected anesthesia is sometimes used to reduce pain and physiologic stress.
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
|Dishonour Parents | 10|
"Honour thy father and thy mother" is one of the Ten Commandments in the Hebrew Bible. Keeping this commandment was associated with individual benefit. Dishonouring parents by striking or cursing them was punishable by death and hence the clause "so that you may live long". The commandment to honour one's human parents is compared to honoring God.
And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.
|Disobedience | 11|
"Honour thy father and thy mother" is one of the Ten Commandments in the Hebrew Bible. Keeping this commandment was associated with individual benefit. Dishonouring or showing disobedience towards parents by striking or cursing them was punishable by death and hence the clause "so that you may live long". The commandment to honour one's human parents is compared to honoring God.
If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
|Stoning Ox | 12|
|Animal attacks are a cause of human injuries and fatalities worldwide. Up to 5M people in the US are attacked by cats and dogs each year. In the United States, a person is more likely to be killed by a domesticated dog than they are to die from being hit by lightning according to the National Safety Council.
If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit. But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
|Witchcraft | 13|
|Witchcraft or witchery broadly means the practice of and belief in magical skills and abilities of practitioners and groups. Witchcraft often occupies a religious divinatory or medicinal role, and is often present within societies whose cultural framework includes a magical world view. Historically, the predominant concept of witchcraft in the Western world derives from Old Testament laws against witchcraft. It posits a theosophical conflict between good and evil, where witchcraft was generally evil and often associated with the Devil and Devil worship.
A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.
|Sabbath | 14|
|Sabbath, or 'Shabbat' is Judaism's day of rest and seventh day of the week, on which religious Jews, Samaritans and certain Christians (such as Seventh-day Adventists, the 7th Day movement and Seventh Day Baptists) remember the Biblical creation of the heavens and the earth in six days. Shabbat is a festive day when Jews exercise their freedom from the regular labors of everyday life. It offers an opportunity to contemplate the spiritual aspects of life and to spend time with family.
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the Lord: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
|Murder | 15|
|Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought. This state of mind may, depending upon the jurisdiction, distinguish murder from other forms of unlawful homicide, such as manslaughter.
And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
|Fornication | 16|
|Fornication is generally consensual sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other. Sex between a woman pledged to be married and a man other than her betrothed is fornication. When one of the partners to consensual sexual intercourse is a married person, it may be described as adultery.
If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.
|Adultery | 17|
Adultery is extramarital sex considered objectionable on social, religious, moral, or legal grounds. The social, religious, and legal consequences vary in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Historically, many cultures have considered adultery to be a very serious crime. Adultery often incurred severe punishment, usually for the woman and sometimes for the man, with penalties including capital punishment, mutilation, or torture. Such punishments have gradually fallen into disfavor, especially in Western countries from the 19th century. In most Western countries, adultery itself is no longer a criminal offense.
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
|Homosexuality | 18|
| Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. Common terms for homosexual people are lesbian for females and gay for males. Since 19th century, a global movement towards freedom and equality for gay people, including anti-bullying legislation to protect gay children at school, non-discrimination, health care access, adopt and parent, and marriage equality.
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination:
|Incest | 19|
|Incest is sexual activity between family members or close relatives. This typically includes sexual activity between people in a consanguineous relationship (blood relations). The incest taboo is and has been one of the most widespread of all cultural taboos, both in present and in many past societies. Most modern societies have laws regarding incest or social restrictions on closely consanguineous marriages. In societies where it is illegal, consensual adult incest is seen by some as a victimless crime.
None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord. The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness. The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover. The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.
|Bestiality | 20|
|Zoophilia (Bestiality) is cross-species sexual activity between human and non-human animals. Researchers make a distinction between the attraction (zoophilia) and the act (bestiality). Although sex with animals is not outlawed in some countries, in most countries, bestiality is illegal under animal abuse laws or laws dealing with buggery or crimes against nature.
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
|Blasphemy | 21|
Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence to a deity, or sacred things, or something considered sacred or inviolable. Some religions consider blasphemy to be a religious crime. As of 2012, anti-blasphemy laws existed in 32 countries, while 87 nations had hate speech laws that covered defamation of religion and public expression of hate against a religious group. Anti-blasphemy laws are particularly common in Muslim-majority nations, such as those in the Middle East and North Africa.
And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.
|False Prophecy | 22|
| A false prophet is one who falsely claims the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration, or who uses that gift for evil ends. Often, someone who is considered a "true prophet" by some people is simultaneously considered a "false prophet" by others
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
|Feast Days | 23|
|A religious festival is a time of special importance marked by adherents to that religion. Religious festivals are commonly celebrated on recurring cycles in a calendar year or lunar calendar. Hundreds of very different religious festivals are held around the world each year.
Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the Lord thy God: for in the month of Abib the Lord thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
|Animal Sacrifice | 24|
|Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing and offering of an animal usually as part of a religious ritual or to appease or maintain favour with a deity. Animal sacrifices were common throughout Europe and the Ancient Near East until Late Antiquity, and continue in some cultures or religions today.
And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering. And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar: And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the Lord: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.
|Usury | 25|
|Usury is the practice of making unethical or immoral monetary loans that unfairly enrich the lender. Originally, usury meant interest of any kind. A loan may be considered usurious because of excessive or abusive interest rates or other factors.
Thou shalt not lend upon interest to thy brother: interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of any thing that is lent upon interest.
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