August 20, 2007
Breadcrumb: Don't eat blood
Deut. 12:15-25 describes the sacrifices the Israelites may make at the worship-place or, if they are far from the temple, at their homes. Even those Israelites far away from the temple may slaughter animals and eat their meat. However, the text is very clear that they must not eat the animals' blood. "The blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh." (Deut. 13:23) In other words, and Israelite vampire would be in for a difficult existence.