10 Strange Things Condemned in the Bible

Wearing Clothes of Mixed Fabrics: Leviticus 19:19 prohibits wearing clothing made of two different types of material, like wool and linen mixed together.

Eating Shellfish: In Leviticus 11:10, shellfish are considered an abomination and are forbidden as food for being bottom-feeders and not having fins or scales.

Cutting Your Hair or Shaving: Leviticus 19:27 advises against cutting the hair on the sides of your head or clipping off the edges of your beard, reflecting purity laws of the time.

Tattoos: Leviticus 19:28 forbids marking the body with tattoos, in line with prohibitions against practices associated with mourning the dead in pagan rituals.

Boiling a Young Goat in Its Mother's Milk: This specific prohibition, found in Exodus 23:19 and repeated in Exodus 34:26 and Deuteronomy 14:21, is often interpreted as a broader commandment against mixing meat and dairy products.

Working on the Sabbath: Exodus 35:2 strictly prohibits work on the Sabbath day (Saturday), declaring it a day of rest, with violators facing severe punishment.

Consulting with Mediums and Spiritists: Leviticus 19:31 and Deuteronomy 18:10-12 condemn consulting with mediums and spiritists, reflecting prohibitions against practices considered to involve communication with the dead outside of God's will.

Eating or Touching the Carcass of Certain Animals: Leviticus 11 details complex dietary laws, including prohibitions against eating or touching the carcasses of certain "unclean" animals, such as pigs, camels, and various types of seafood.

Planting More Than One Kind of Seed in a Field: Leviticus 19:19 also includes a law against planting two different kinds of seed in the same field, part of a broader set of purity laws.

Charging Interest on Loans to Fellow Israelites: Exodus 22:25 and Leviticus 25:35-37 discourage or prohibit charging interest on loans made to fellow Israelites, aimed at ensuring fairness and preventing exploitation within the community.

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