Wait a minute!!!!!!

by joelbear 13 Replies latest jw friends

  • joelbear

    if the hebrews were forbidden to eat pigs why would there have been pigs around for Jesus to cast demons into? huh, yeah, why?

  • Celia

    Wild pigs, maybe.... Yeah, that's a good question ! alt

  • doodle-v

    huh? oh.. uh i think they were wild pigs or somethin. Or they coulda belonged to those Gentile bastards


  • GentlyFeral

    'Cause Gadara (the nearby town) was in Galilee, which had only been thoroughly Jewish for about a hundred years or so by Jesus' time. The rest of Israel thought of Galilean Jews as ignorant, religiously sloppy, and Not All That, spiritually.

    gently feral

  • greendawn

    They were growing and selling them to the gentiles of whom there were plenty in Israel eg the Greek colonies (cities) since the days of Alexander and his successors.

  • Elsewhere

    This is one of those things that makes that bible look bad. According the the account the pigs jumped into the sea, however the city of Gerasa is about 50 miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea.

    (Mark 5:11-13) 11 Now a great herd of swine was there at the mountain feeding. 12 So they entreated him, saying: “Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.” 13 And he permitted them. With that the unclean spirits came out and entered into the swine; and the herd rushed over the precipice into the sea...

  • skyman

    Holly crap thanks Elsewhere

  • Cordelia

    its a good job there were thats all ieat, bacon butties for dinner, bacon and bacholars bacon flavoured super noodles and three rashers of bacon for tea and pork scracthings at the pub for supper ummmm ummmmm

    sorry to disrupt the thread

  • joelbear

    but why would there be pigs anywhere in the hebrews land, for sale to the canaanites?

  • deeskis

    hmm. maybe you should pose a question to readers in the next mag!

    and another thing, why don't witnesses ban eating pork?!? more holes, keep on digging!!


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