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not even the stranger canont eat of it’ it must mean the type of Gentile who has taken on Judaism, converted or the like.When it says a stranger can eat of this’ it must mean a Gentile not keeping Torah.Now a question is shouldn’t the stranger be forbidden unslaughtered meat whether he’s practicing the dietary laws given to Israel or not? Even if this gentile isn’t a Torah keeper, shouldn’t he still be encouraged not to eat unslaughtered meat on the basis of the commandment that was given to Noah and to the children of Noah(you shall not eat meat with it’s blood)?Again a contradition.But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its bloodThe above seems to say that the minimum standard for gentiles, not covenant members(those not practicing Judaism) is to not to eat meat with blood still in it. Gentiles can’t eat unslaughtered meat.On the other hand Deut 14:21 says You shall not eat anything that dies of itself; you may give it to the alien who is within your gates, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner; for you are a holy people to the LORD your God. That you can give meat like that to the stranger and he may eat it. So this is another contradiction.One says don’t give it to him and the other says give it to him he’ll eat it.So obviously the stranger and alien in Deut 14:21 are NOT holy people of God because they can eat it so it’s not a holiness issue for them. If they were covenant members they couldn’t eat it as per the Torah.So Deut 14:21 contradicts the minumum standards for Gentiles in Genesis 9 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its bloodA contradiction so what are we going to do?The sages came up with a slightly different meaning in Genesis 9:3-4.3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its bloodThe sages says the Hebrew really is: you shall not eat flesh with it’s soul still in it’s blood’. Meaning you shall not eat something still alive’. Every moving things are food for the sons of Noah just as long it’s not moving, as long as it’s dead.This means that a Gentile outside of the covenant of Israel can eat anything as long as it’s dead.So you can give anything to a non covenant member as long as it’s dead.So the minimum is don’t eat things that are still alive.So the question is are you or are you not a covenant member of Israel?Judaism teaches that the laws of Noah apply to Gentiles(non Jews) to the exclusion of the rest of the Torah. Judaism teaches that the rest of Torah is not applicable to Gentiles.And there are some in Judaism that say to just keep the laws of Noah the Gentile will be welcomed into the World to Come.So the question is are you or are you not a covenant member of Israel?Marc

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Details:not even the stranger canont eat of it’ it must mean the type of Gentile who has taken on Judaism, converted or the like.When it says a stranger can eat of this’ it must mean a Gentile not keeping Torah.Now a question is shouldn’t the stranger be forbidden unslaughtered meat whether he’s practicing the dietary laws given to Israel or not? Even if this gentile isn’t a Torah keeper, shouldn’t he still be encouraged not to eat unslaughtered meat on the basis of the commandment that was given to Noah and to the children of Noah(you shall not eat meat with it’s blood)?Again a contradition.But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its bloodThe above seems to say that the minimum standard for gentiles, not covenant members(those not practicing Judaism) is to not to eat meat with blood still in it. Gentiles can’t eat unslaughtered meat.On the other hand Deut 14:21 says You shall not eat anything that dies of itself; you may give it to the alien who is within your gates, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner; for you are a holy people to the LORD your God. That you can give meat like that to the stranger and he may eat it. So this is another contradiction.One says don’t give it to him and the other says give it to him he’ll eat it.So obviously the stranger and alien in Deut 14:21 are NOT holy people of God because they can eat it so it’s not a holiness issue for them. If they were covenant members they couldn’t eat it as per the Torah.So Deut 14:21 contradicts the minumum standards for Gentiles in Genesis 9 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its bloodA contradiction so what are we going to do?The sages came up with a slightly different meaning in Genesis 9:3-4.3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its bloodThe sages says the Hebrew really is: you shall not eat flesh with it’s soul still in it’s blood’. Meaning you shall not eat something still alive’. Every moving things are food for the sons of Noah just as long it’s not moving, as long as it’s dead.This means that a Gentile outside of the covenant of Israel can eat anything as long as it’s dead.So you can give anything to a non covenant member as long as it’s dead.So the minimum is don’t eat things that are still alive.So the question is are you or are you not a covenant member of Israel?Judaism teaches that the laws of Noah apply to Gentiles(non Jews) to the exclusion of the rest of the Torah. Judaism teaches that the rest of Torah is not applicable to Gentiles.And there are some in Judaism that say to just keep the laws of Noah the Gentile will be welcomed into the World to Come.So the question is are you or are you not a covenant member of Israel?Marc

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