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Old 12th March 2007, 10:56 PM
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Did Jesus eat meat?

I know God condones meat eating in the OT which is fine, but did Jesus eat meat? I looked it up, and foun dthis:
"For many Christians, major stumbling blocks are the belief
that Christ ate meat and the many references to meat in the New
Testament. But close study of the original Greek manuscripts shows
that the vast majority of the words translated as `meat' and
`trophe, brome,' and other words that simply mean `food' or
`eating' in the broadest sense. For example, in the Gospel of St.
Luke (8:55) we read that Jesus raised a woman from the dead and
`commanded to give her meat.' The original Greek word translated as
`meat' is `phago,' which means only `to eat.' The Greek word for
meat is kreas (`flesh'), and it is never used in connection with
Christ. Nowhere in the New Testament is there any direct reference
to Jesus eating meat. This is in line with Isaiah's famous prophecy
about Jesus's appearance, `Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and
bear a son, and shall call him name Immanuel. Butter and honey
shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil and choose the
good.'"
Does someone know if this is true?
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Old 12th March 2007, 10:59 PM
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Jesus celebrated the Passover seder with His disciples on the night he was betrayed. This would have included roast lamb. There is not biblical indication that he did NOT eat mean, and vegetarianism is essentially unheard of in semitic culture.
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Jesus must have followed the law and ate passover lamb. k thanks. that answers my question.
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Not only did He eat meat, but being He perfectly executed The Law... He made burnt offerings.
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Originally Posted by Amor Vincit Omnia
Jesus celebrated the Passover seder with His disciples on the night he was betrayed. This would have included roast lamb. There is not biblical indication that he did NOT eat mean, and vegetarianism is essentially unheard of in semitic culture.
Completely agreed.

Besides, even if you reject any idea that Jesus ate meat (which I don't see how you could do), he still very clearly aided fishermen in catching fish for sale and consumption. If eating meat is a sin or a result of the fall, Jesus was an accomplice to that.
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Keep in mind, this is coming from a vegan who hasn't deliberately eaten meat in 20 years.

Scripture records Jesus eating fish after the Resurrection (a proof that he is truly and really alive!).

There is no biblical requirement to be a vegetarian.
There is no biblical requirement not to be a vegetarian.

I think there are good reasons for vegetarianism today (obviously, since I'm vegan), but I don't think it's a sin to eat meat.
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Originally Posted by GratiaCorpusChristi View Post
Completely agreed.

Besides, even if you reject any idea that Jesus ate meat (which I don't see how you could do), he still very clearly aided fishermen in catching fish for sale and consumption. If eating meat is a sin or a result of the fall, Jesus was an accomplice to that.
Jesus had to meat anyhow. It was Law.


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Keep in mind, this is coming from a vegan who hasn't deliberately eaten meat in 20 years.

Scripture records Jesus eating fish after the Resurrection (a proof that he is truly and really alive!).

There is no biblical requirement to be a vegetarian.
There is no biblical requirement not to be a vegetarian.

I think there are good reasons for vegetarianism today (obviously, since I'm vegan), but I don't think it's a sin to eat meat.
Agreed, it is not a sin.
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Originally Posted by Phil4987 View Post
Jesus had to meat anyhow. It was Law.


But, if this is the case...then the bible is inerrant...

For Yeshua would surely have known if the sacrifices and that eating meat...was wrongly written...
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Originally Posted by LadyGarnetRose View Post
But, if this is the case...then the bible is inerrant...

For Yeshua would surely have known if the sacrifices and that eating meat...was wrongly written...
Your latter statement is incoherent. Please restate.
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Originally Posted by Phil4987 View Post
Your latter statement is incoherent. Please restate.
You have asserted, in another thread yes, but still asserted, that the bible is not inerrant.

That God could not have commanded Sacrifices they were hold overs from Pagan times.

Wouldn't Yeshua, Jesus, have known that these passages to have been incorrect and stopped the Sacrifices still going on during His life? Preached to the Pharisees and the Sauducees that the Sacrifices were wrong, that eating the burnt offering was WRONG for we should not sacrifice?

In Acts it is even stated to the Gentiles, the only meat forbidden is that which as been dedicated to an Idol.

The Paschal Lamb...is a burnt offering.
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