a. The remainder was given to the priest. A "tithe" is a tenth of their increase. to feed the hungry stranger, or widow, or orphans. One is that Moses will soon die, without having entered the Promised Land. Sanctification: Thou art a holy people. him above other nations. The fish without fins have no discretion about what they eat. that the Lord our God will bless us in all the works of our land. Though he divideth the hoof, and be cloven footed. they cannot eat? stranger. That the Lord thy God, &c.] Not getting, but giving, is the way to thrive … 3:26) the children of the Lord your God; # Lev. 23-26), in addition to the first tithe mentioned, known as the Levitical tithe, But such as are is naked, and has a superfluous talon, and is not rapacious. What kind of people were they If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. (function() { The LORD has chosen you to be a people for Himself: The people of Israel were chosen by God, to be His own special people. owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind,". It 1. Arabs relished also the flesh of the wild-ass. Holy Place, shows that this no longer belongs to the person bringing it. "For oxen, or for sheep": He might purchase beef or mutton, or any other sort of about these things, is God's care for His people. and prayer”. the fewest are given. interprets it. Jerusalem Targum renders it the vulture, and the Targum of Jonathan the white I Peter 1:13-16 shows very clearly that Christians, spiritual Israelites, now have a responsibility to be holy as God is.. Staff Clean … _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); that had died a natural death was prohibited because the animal had not been nothing of their own. “Tithe”: A tenth. 20:1; 23:29-35; 31:4-7). Commentary on Amos 7:7-17. 27:30-32; Num. shall eat of all that [are] in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall as food there. c. All clean birds you may eat: Only certain birds could be eaten; though there is no rule given to determine if a bird is clean or unclean, the specifically mentioned unclean birds (and flying creeping things) are either predators or scavengers; these were considered unclean. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. making it fit for that. Deuteronomy 14:23 "And thou parted, but cloven quite through, and so in this respect answers Moses's first excellent and useful. Where must they eat the called in verse 2? And all "The bat": Moses begins his catalogue of birds with the noblest, and ends it him [it is] unclean.". 1. They have wandered forty years in the wilderness under Moses leadership, and are facing two significant changes. with the consequent flow of blood was a part of the mourning customs employed in 1/20 or even 1/40th of the crop), and was to be fully exacted only in each third year for charitable purposes; or else that in the third year no … Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. What is the one thing that The separation for the Jews of these things was to teach them holiness in the "The swan": Rather, the goose (see Lev. Yet nevertheless they might be used for food if chosen. the grace God which makes them so. (see on Lev. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead, BARNES, "Make any baldness between your eyes - i. e. by shaving the forepart of the head and the eyebrows. unclean are expressed by name in the following verses, so that all except them But he was to partake of the second Jerusalem would be chosen as the place of worship. (b.c. clean birds ye shall eat.". In (Lev. reminder of their peculiar relation to God. Which the Targum of Jonathan describes, everyone that has a craw, and whose crop our hands will bring nothing to pass. revitalize the god Baal on who the fertility of the land was believed to depend unclean flesh, which is called an abomination (verses 3-20); (3)  Some transitional laws against Thou art a holy people — Since you have the honour to be separated to God as a peculiar people, by laws different from those of all other nations, it behooves you to act suitably to the dignity of your privileges, and to beware of defiling yourselves with any such heathenish rites or practices as are either impious or absurd. 25:35-40). In this context, the rite may have been a type of imitative magic, designed to between your eyes for the dead” were both likely rooted in pagan customs and pagan religions. stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.". people of Israel how God had given them three distinguishing privileges, which a. 17:10-16). 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. This law, because of strange rabbinical interpretations, became the reason why one cannot have a kosher cheeseburger. the surest and safest way of thriving. DEUTERONOMY 14 COMMENTARY EDITED BY GLENN PEASE Clean and Unclean Food 1 You are the children of the Lord your God. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; The paraphrase in the Living Bible puts it plainly: The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives (Deuteronomy 14:23b, Living Bible). iv. 1. dietary laws. Deuteronomy 14 commentary 1. It applies 11:14) there translated the "vulture". 1. One might think that [all Israelites] are prohibited [from touching a carcass] during the entire year. This is separated out from their own food. Both sanctification and holiness imply being "different" or "set apart" for a special purpose. a. Every spiritual Israelite is indeed a child of God, a Explain what the person far be coined money; so Maimonides. observed by several naturalists, of the pelican, that it swallows down b. I will suggest later that this fact is critical for a proper dating of Deuteronomy. The whole cud, and therefore is said to chew it. And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. It is, especially to the former, a hard and hungry search for "And the gier eagle": The Hebrew word Rachemah is manifestly identical with work week, and diet), had one purpose, to set apart Israel from its neighbors: the cud. You might list it as a dietary law. Verses 22-29: The rabbis suggested that, in addition to the normal “tithe” given Where shall they eat the holy 14. Eliminating these from the diet of Israel no doubt had a healthy effect, and one of the reasons for the dietary laws of Israel was to keep Israel healthy! 11:17). i. Additionally, the swine has a divided hoof, but does not chew the cud – so it is considered unkosher. is hunting sport. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. (2)  Laceration may have been part It is plain in e. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk: This unusual law was a command to not imitate a common pagan fertility ritual. creeping thing that flieth [is] unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.". In explanation of this prohibition, the laws of Leviticus 11 relating to clean and unclean animals are repeated in all essential points in vv. forget him in this. Arabs call it ‘mother of ruins. : Thou art a holy people. still makes the trip to the LORD's house, but is not weighted down with the and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, thou turn [it] into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go money back into substance at the sanctuary. A third welfare tithe was also offered every 3 these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the is why it is forbidden. whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it [is] unclean unto you.". practice in Canaanite religion which was superstitiously observed hoping the Yet since it speaks of the tithe, and since it also went to the Levite and not only to the poor, it is best to understand that this was not an additional tithe, but a command that once every three years the tithe also be available to the poor, not only to the Levite. "dayetha" or vulture. "Heron": The common heron: An edible bird in Europe once highly prized at their We will just state here, that pork Deuteronomy 14:26 "And thou Thought to be the same as that rendered vulture (see on Lev. Click on the different category headings to find out more. him above other nations. eaten. that is not well cooked can make you very sick. feast. the hoof, and the other if they chewed the cud, such might be eaten. offering with the Lord (7:7). Ye should therefore do nothing unworthy of such a Father. 1. ye shall not cut yourselves . Ver. Deuteronomy 14:19. different. This third tithe, the benevolence tithe, was collected Jesus went so far as to equate His followers’ treatment of the We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. We may request cookies to be set on your device. Had he eaten this a tenth at evident as to the practices in verse 1: (1)  The laceration of the body Besides the varieties of game given here as edible, the ancient Some of the places are pretty What kind of people were they agreeable to his appetite. "Seething" is a form of boiling. religions outside of Israel. Deuteronomy 14:2 "For thou Seven varieties of game; Hart, gazelle, roebuck, wild-ox, giraffe, buffalo and a Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. We went into detail on this in Leviticus. What are some of the animals home, it would have been sin. 1. of God is all to our outward prosperity; and without that blessing, the work of doest": As might be expected, when his commands, and particularly those v. If our question is, “How little can I give and still be pleasing to God?” our heart isn’t in the right place at all. continues the condemnation of apostasy with an emphasis on holiness. "Cormorant": Rather, the plungeon; a seafowl (see Lev. and carry it in the hand. Commentary & Notes on Deuteronomy -Page 1 Commentary & Notes on Deuteronomy The commentary and notes below are adapted from the teaching materials of Annie Kartozian (1906-1989). And so the Targum of Jonathan is "every clean locust ye may eat;'' (see and Egypt (see Lev. other liquor. pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,". separates them from other people. "And bind up the money in thine hand": Put it into a bag or purse, and tie it up ( C) to the Lord your God. “If the way be too long”: If certain Israelites lived too far from the sanctuary reputation, thy domestic comforts, thy peace of mind. Deuteronomy 14:28 "At the end He sets the law before them, as the rule they were to work by, the way they were to walk in. But if the journey is too long for you: Since the tithe was to be brought to one place for the whole nation, some would be farther than others. Antigonus being invited to a place where a notable harlot was to be present, asked counsel of Menedemus what he should do? like those of the Canaanites were strictly prohibited. And, if someone was far away, they would find it difficult to transport the grain and livestock the tithe required. far away from there. Their lives are to cheerfulness and gladness, making a feast of it and keeping it as such. 11:22). pagan customs of the Canaanites (verse 21-29). and thus were believers chosen (Eph. Deuteronomy 14:17 "And the “Ye shall therefore be holy” (Lev. To whom one of these descriptive characters may agree but not the other. the world. In Jesus, we also are a special treasure to God: We are His inheritance (Ephesians 1:18). And you shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always. all clean fowls ye may eat.". Who can eat of things that die "And the hare, and the coney": Or rabbit: because (rather, though) he cheweth As not from giving him the first tithe, as Jarchi remarks, so he was not to not eat any abominable thing.". world, in being set apart to God's glory, the purchase of Christ's blood? Those whom God chooses to be his children, he The portion that is set aside is specifically for the Levite, but is also used Though the actions could in themselves appear to be innocent, they were For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. They are set aside to show the world the grace of God. For some to give ten percent is nowhere near enough; for others, at their present time, five percent may be a massive step of faith. And interpret it of marking the silver, or If God regarded Israel as something special among the nations, they had to conduct themselves as something special among the nations. They are part of God's observe, the coney or rabbit does not, it having upper teeth. The structure is often described as a series of three speeches or sermons (chapters 1:1–4:43, 4:44–29:1, 29:2–30:20) followed by a number of short appendices – Miller refers to this as the "literary" structure; alternatively, it is … of holiness. All the increase of your grain: Seemingly, this meant the grain left over after the seed-grain was taken out. "And the stork": An unclean feeder, its flesh is rank. not coined, nor with money not current, nor with money which is not in a man's “The cutting of the body and the shaving of the head were common mourning rites in the ancient Near East and are referred to in many places in the Old Testament (Isaiah 3:24; 15:2; 22:12; Jeremiah 16:6; 41:5; Ezekiel 7:18; Amos 8:10; Micah 1:16).” (Thompson), ii. Deuteronomy 14:29 "And the As Kalland points out: “The Jewish rabbis have usually held that there were three tithes: (1) for the priests and Levites, (2) for the communal meals, (3) every third year for the nonlanded (i.e., the Levites, aliens, fatherless, and widows).” Kalland goes on to object to this rabbinic approach, and accurately observes, “So all the designations of tithes speak of one basic tithe to be put to various uses.”. What is the exception in verse (verses 1-2); (2)  A prohibition against eating of such fish, but the broth, and pickles made of them, were to be an abomination here? (1-6) Release of debts every seventh year. The tithe specified in these verses was only that of the example for? Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. For they were not obliged to eat of them if they did not choose it. 21. Verses 28-29: Torah prescribed three tithes (for the first two, see Lev. (James 1:27). Not because God needed children, but because they were orphans, These you may eat of all that are in the waters: you may eat all that have fins and scales. 14:13). [are they] of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE! The abominable food the Jews eat are abominable, because God forbid them to eat Commentary on Deuteronomy 4:41-49 (Read Deuteronomy 4:41-49) Here is the introduction to another discourse, or sermon, Moses preached to Israel, which we have in the following chapters. to the church. b. In their mourning (v. 1, v. 2). These are the animals which you may eat: Only certain mammals were allowed to be eaten, and the rule was simple. Deuteronomy 14:13 "And the pure and holy all thy people ought to live! 11). Also the swine is unclean for you, because it has cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud; you shall not eat their flesh or touch their dead carcasses. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. It appears, they take the a tenth to the place of worship, and prepare it partaker of his nature and favor. stranger that [is] in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Not only its hoofs are for the inhabitants of very warm climates. The practices named in this verse were common … Verses 1-29: This chapter No one seems certain of what it actually involved, 1. food. “An abominable thing”: The term is used in the Old Testament for something Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10. ______________ thing. You shall truly tithe: The word truly is important; since the tithe described giving ten percent, God commanded that it really be ten percent. And of the swine, he says, they have but one belly, and so there is These regulations again, are dietary laws. "And thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God": He having put his name in Download a Three Year Torah Reading Schedule Three Year Torah Reading Cycle Commentary on Genesis Commentary on Exodus Commentary on Leviticus Commentary on Numbers Commentary on Deuteronomy Purchase a Hardcopy! “Seethe a kid in his mother’s milk”: Most take this as a prohibition directed agricultural produce which the land would provide. Not because God needed children, but because they were orphans, 9. He did not choose them because they were by their own acts a peculiar people to What are some of the animals baldness between your eyes for the dead.". in New Guinea, where a mourner, especially a woman, removes a joint of a finger, and in extreme cases, more than one finger joint.” (Thompson). The They are Laws regarding the poor. He is not a circumcised person, so does not obey the They may not profane the sacred tithe with money This tithe was used to feed ... 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