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4478 meat

4478 meat

The flesh of animals, consumed as food. In biblical times it was a luxury, eaten on special occasions, usually in the context of sacrificial worship.

Meat a luxury food

Ex 16:3 See also Nu 11:4-5; 1Sa 25:11; Isa 22:12-13; Da 10:3

Meat served to honoured guests

1Sa 28:21-25 See also Ge 18:1-8; Jdg 6:11-21; Jdg 13:9-16; 1Sa 9:22-24; 2Sa 12:1-4; 1Ki 19:19-21; Pr 9:1-6; Isa 25:6; Lk 15:20-24

Meat provided by God

1Ki 17:2-6 See also Ex 16:1-14; Nu 11:4-34; Ps 78:17-31

Restrictions on eating certain types of meat

Unclean meat Lev 11:1-47 pp Dt 14:3-20 See also Isa 65:2-5

Other prohibited meat Ge 9:4 See also Ex 21:28; Ex 22:31; Lev 19:26; Dt 12:23; Dt 14:21; 1Sa 14:33-34; Eze 4:14; Eze 33:25; Ac 15:20,29; Ac 21:25

Eating meat in worship

The Passover lamb Ex 12:1-11 See also Ex 12:43-49; Dt 16:1-8

Other sacrifices Ex 29:31-34 See also Lev 7:11-18; Nu 18:14-19; Dt 12:27; 1Sa 1:3-8; 1Sa 2:12-16; Jer 7:21; Hos 8:13

Non-consecrated meat

Dt 12:4-25

Allegorical and metaphorical references to meat

Mic 3:1-3 See also Eze 11:1-12; Eze 24:1-13

Varying convictions about eating meat

Ro 14:1-23

See also

4404food
4476meals
4530unleavened bread
4618calf
4663lamb
5773abstinence, discipline
7340clean and unclean
7406Passover
7435sacrifice, in OT

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