strangled animals

strangled animals

Animals the flesh of which could not be eaten because they were not slaughtered according to Jewish law, which calls for slitting the throat and draining the blood. This law also applied to meat eaten by Gentiles living among Jews (Lev 17:10-14). In (Acts 15:20), gentile Christians were enjoined not to eat meat from strangled animals, so that they could share table fellowship with Jewish Christians.

Lev 17:10-14

Eating Blood Prohibited
10If anyone of the house of Israel or of the aliens who reside among them eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eat ... View more

Acts 15:20

20but we should write to them to abstain only from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from whatever has been strangled and from blood.

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