The dietary law is not about eating

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The dietary law is not about eating

The Hebrews were given the dietary law as a script for a play. [1] They would act out the play, and the audience; everyone else, would learn from it. The play is written in symbols and riddle. The dietary law [2]says nothing about what we can eat. Eating is a symbol for learning [3]. It tells us who we should learn from, and who we should not learn from.

When we eat clean animals which ruminate and have a split hoof [4], we remember that our teachers should meditate on the Word of God [5], and it should produce a Holy life or walk, in them.

The swine are those who have no discernment in what they learn [6]. A swine shouldn't be a teacher.

The camel is a symbol for a judge. Jesus said that we should not judge others [7]. Judges aren't good teachers.

The coney hides the gospel and only teaches the law. The rabbit appears to celebrate at inappropriate times.

These animals represent the behaviors of some people. We will need to understand what symbols are, then we can examine how the symbols are used to represent various kinds of people.
  1. De 28:37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb [parable], and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
  2. Le 11:1-12
  3. Jer 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. [{I am … : Heb. thy name is called upon me }]
  4. Le 11:3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, [and] cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
  5. Ps 1:2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
  6. Pr 11:22 [As] a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, [so is] a fair woman which is without discretion. [{is without: Heb. departeth from }]
  7. Mt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.