Please note I am neither a seminarian nor a trained theologian, these reflect only my own Bible reading observations, which are enriched by having actually visited Israel. Also please forgive any wording errors, I am quite PC, which I define as
Clean and Unclean Food
Deu 14:1 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
Deu 14:2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
Deu 14:3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.
You can read the rest that details all the dietary rules. I remember this discussion with our tour guide, Ze’ve, the wolf, as we drove around the countryside.
Ze’ev (Hebrew: זְאֵב / זאב zeév) is a masculine given name relatively common among Ashkenazi Jews, especially those living in the State of Israel. It is a Biblical name, adapted from a reference to Benjamin in Genesis as a “wolf that raveneth.” It re-appeared in relatively recent times as a translation of the Yiddish name װאָלף “Volf” or “Wolf,” meaning literally “Wolf” in English. The name “Wolf” (in German) was relatively common among Germans.
The Bible mentions a person directly named Ze’ev, one of the Midianite leaders defeated by the Judge Gideon (see Oreb and Zeeb). However, the identical modern name is not derived from this character, an ancient enemy whom later Jews had no reason to emulate. Wikipedia
The various rules as to what they were permitted to eat.
Audio is here..
As for our group, we ate too much, and way too many falafel and shawarma!
We also discussed. The ideas of the tithes and the money changing which were to occur outside the main temple area in later years. This text predates that. In this text here you will also seen a different dimension to the enjoyment of the tithes.