answersLogoWhite

0

  • Christianity
  • Kosher Food
  • Jesus Christ
  • Pork

Did Jesus eat pork?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2009-12-13 08:18:14

Best Answer
Copy

Despite the temptation of giving a simple answer, this is a harder question than meets the eye.
As well as being wholly divine Jesus was also wholly a human being, and a Jew. Therefore, he would have, on face value, adhered to the Jewish customs of the day, which included not eating the flesh of pigs (pork, ham, etc).
However, Jesus spoke on many occasions about the Jewish Law. On one occasion, where he was criticised by the Pharisees for not ritually washing his hands before a meal, he said:
"It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."
Then the disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?" But He answered and said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted. "Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
[Matthew 15: 10-12]


In this - the most Jewish of the gospels, Matthew surprisingly has Jesus saying that what they ate was of no consequence - but only what came out of their mouths (eg slander, gossip, hate, hurtful words etc) that was the problem.
Therefore in answer to the question 'Did jesus eat pork' the answer is that we simply do not know, as nowhere in the gospels does it state that he either ate pork or abstained. However, whilst being a Jew who would normally have abstained from pork, it is also quite likely that he did eat it, if he was to abide by his own teaching.


Another answer
Nein! Jesus, as a Jew, most certainly did NOT eat pork. It clearly states in Leviticus the laws of kosher.

Leviticus 11 states that:
3 Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. 4 Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. 5 And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. 6 And the hare, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. 7 And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. 8 You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

2009-12-13 08:18:14
This answer is:
πŸ€“
🀯
πŸ€”
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Related Questions

Why did Jesus not eat pork?

CAPITALIZE JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the Old Testament, Godcommanded the Israelites NOT to eat pork, it was still a law in Jesus' time so that is why Jesus did not eat pork!


Why didn't jesus eat pork?

Jesus was born a Jew and followed the law completely. One of the rules for Jews was that they eat no pork as it was an unclean animal.


Which animal are Muslims and Jesus not allowed to eat?

Christians believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and as such, Jesus can eat anything he chooses to eat. However, Muslims and Jews do not eat pork.


Why do the Duggars - who are Independent Baptist - not eat pork?

One Wikianswerers opinion: It is unclean meat ... Jesus didn't eat pork either...


Is pork forbidden to eat in Christianity as in Judaism and Islam?

No, Jesus said you are made impure not from what you eat but rather what comes from your thoughts and actions.


Muslims eat pork?

No. They don't eat pork.


Why can christians eat pork?

Non-vegetarian Christians can eat pork because the are not subject to kosher guidelines.Answer:Christians eat pork because they follow the traditions of their culture over the commandments of God. This is nothing new. Jesus took on the religious leaders of His day for the same thing (Matthew 15:3)If Jesus ate it, eat it. If He didn't, then don't; it's as simple as that.Christians are supposed to emulate their Saviour, who is supposed to be their example in all things, even what to eat.


Does a Hindu eat pork?

Yes, they eat pork but they don't eat beef.


Does malays eat pork?

no Malay don't eat pork


When Islam can eat the pork?

Muslims don't eat pork


Do people from India eat pork?

Hindus eat pork


Why don't Arabics eat pork?

Only the Arab Muslims don't eat pork. Arab Christians eat pork.


Why don't they eat pork?

Perhaps you mean the Muslims. They don't eat pork because Almighty Allah has forbidden them to eat pork.


Is it safe to eat pork meat and pork products?

If pork products are properly cooked, they are safe to eat.


Are muslims not allowed to eat pork?

Yes. They are not allowed to eat pork.


Does meaghan jette martin eat pork?

yes she eat pork


Why do malays not eat pork?

The Malays are Muslims.Thus they don't eat pork


Why eat chicken when you can eat pork?

well you see Muslims don't eat pork because they think that its too dirty. chickens are nice but pork is against god`s religon. i heard that he said it. he said do not eat the pork. i know pork is nice to you and all, but its against god. i don't eat pork.


Why did you say Jesus like bacon when GOD told Jesus not to eat swine?

I have read the entire New Testament several times through and I have never seen anything about Jesus eating pork.


Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not eat pork?

Jehovah's Witnesses can eat pork if they wish, as long as it is properly bled. Jews and Muslims do not eat pork.


Is there some Muslims who eat pork?

It is strictly forbidden in Quran, the Muslim holy book, for any Muslim to eat pork. Not allowed to eat pork in Islam. If some eat pork, then it there own choice not to follow Islam teachings. Who eats pork is sinful unless he is obliged to eat pork (e.g he is going to die and no food else is available for him to eat.)


What did people eat in palestine at the time of jesus?

They ate bread, fish, vegetables grapes, and meat, sorry no pork was allowed.


How do cows eat pork?

Cows do not eat pork. Cows do not eat any meat. They eat grass and hay.


Is it okay if the Muslims eat pork?

No. True Muslims don't eat pork.


How many Americans do not eat pork?

No American's eat pork , only the Canadians .