7315 blood, as basis of life

7315 blood, as basis of life

Scripture treats blood as the basis of life, and regards the shedding of blood as representing the end of life.

Blood symbolises life

Lev 17:10-14 See also Ge 9:4-6; Dt 12:20-25; 2Sa 23:15-17; Ps 72:14; Jer 2:34; Eze 33:1-6; Mt 27:3-4; Lk 11:50-51 pp Mt 23:35-36

Blood indicating violent death

Ge 4:8-11 See also Ge 9:6; Jdg 9:22-24; 1Ki 2:5-6,28-34; 2Ki 9:30-33

Shedding blood as a sin

Ex 20:13 pp Dt 5:17 See also Ge 42:21-22; Dt 21:1-9; 2Ki 21:16; Pr 1:10-19; Isa 26:21; Mt 15:18-19 pp Mk 7:20-21; Ro 1:28-29

The eating of blood forbidden

Lev 3:17 See also Lev 7:26-27; Lev 17:10-14; Dt 12:23; 1Sa 14:31-34; Ac 15:19-20,29

See also

4015life
4233field of blood
5025killing
5040murder
7346death penalty
8278innocence, teaching on
9020death

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