Clean and Unclean
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Romans 14:14
I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteems any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

Hebrews 8:13
In that he said, A new covenant, he has made the first old. Now that which decays and waxes old is ready to vanish away.

Mark 7:18-19
And he said to them, Are you so without understanding also? Do you not perceive, that whatever thing from without enters into the man, it cannot defile him;

Acts 10:14
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

Genesis 1:29
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

Leviticus 11:1-47
And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,

Genesis 7:2
Of every clean beast you shall take to you by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Clean and Unclean

Terms often used in the Bible in a ceremonial sense; assigned to certain animals, and to men in certain cases, by the law of Moses, Le 11:1-15:33 Numbers 19:1-22 De 14:1-29. A distinction between clean and unclean animals existed before the deluge, Genesis 7:2. The Mosaic law was not merely arbitrary, but grounded on reasons connected with animal sacrifices, with health, with the separation of the Jews from other nations, and their practice of moral purity, Le 11:43-45 20:24-26 De 14:2,3,21. The ritual law was still observed in the time of Christ, but under the gospel is annulled, Acts 10:9-16.

Ceremonial uncleanness was contracted by the Jews in various ways, voluntarily and involuntarily. It was removed, usually at the evening of the same day, by bathing. In other cases a week, or even forty or fifty days, and some sacrificial offerings, were required.

169. akathartos -- unclean, impure
... ak-ath'-ar-tos) Short Definition: unclean, impure Definition: unclean, impure. 169
(an adjective, derived from 1 "not" and 2513 , "clean, purged") -- properly ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2889. tahor -- clean, pure
... Word Origin from taher Definition clean, pure NASB Word Usage clean (51), pure
(40), purity (1), unclean* (2), who is clean (1). clean, fair, pureness. ...
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2891. taher -- to be clean or pure
... him clean (1), pronouncing it clean (1), pure (2), purge (1), purged (2), purified
(5), purifier (1), purify (5), purifying (1), remain (1), unclean* (1). ...
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Things Clean and Unclean According to the Law and the Gospel.
... Book XI. 12. Things Clean and Unclean According to the Law and the Gospel. "And
He called to Him the multitude and said unto them, Hear and understand, " etc. ...
/.../origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/12 things clean and unclean.htm

January the Twenty-Eighth Clean and Unclean Anger
"Let all anger be put away from you." And yet only a moment ...
/.../january the twenty-eighth clean and.htm

The Distinction Between Clean and Unclean Animals in the Law ...
... Chapter XVIII"The Distinction Between Clean and Unclean Animals in the Law Symbolical
of the Distinction Between the Church, and Jews, and Heretics. ...
/.../the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xviiithe distinction between clean.htm

The Clean and the Unclean
... The distinction drawn between clean and unclean animals was, we think, intended
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 9 1863/the clean and the unclean.htm

Whether the Ceremonies of the Law were in Existence Before the Law ...
... Objection 4: Further, the distinction of clean from unclean animals belongs to the
ceremonies of observances, as stated above (Q[100], 2, A[6], ad 1). But this ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the ceremonies of the 2.htm

Peter's Apologia
... Clearly it swept away at once the legal distinction of clean and unclean meats,
and of it, too, may be spoken what Mark, Peter's mouthpiece, writes of earthly ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/peters apologia.htm

Appendix xiv. The Law in Messianic Times.
... 146:7), that what had formerly been bound' or forbidden would be loosed' or allowed,
notably that the distinctions between clean and unclean animals would be ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/appendix xiv the law in.htm

Argument. --He First of all Asserts that the Law is Spiritual; and ...
... Genesis 9:3. The Noachic covenant was Catholic, and foreshadowed Acts 10:15, although
clean and unclean beasts were recognised as by natural classification. ...
/.../novatian/on the jewish meats/chapter ii argument he first of.htm

Children of Believers are Called "Clean" by the Apostle.
... Chapter 41."Children of Believers are Called "Clean" By the Apostle. The apostle
indeed says, "Else were your children unclean, but now are they holy;" [605 ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 41 children of believers are.htm

Argument. --And Thus Unclean Animals are not to be Reproached ...
... The creatures that are clean, it says, both chew the cud and divide the
hoof; the unclean do neither, or only one of the two. All ...
/.../novatian/on the jewish meats/chapter iii argument and thus unclean.htm

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