The recent threads on blood fractions got me to thinking about ways to expose the absurdity of the Watchtower's position on blood. So I thought of the titular question. Would a Hebrew have understood the prohibition on pork as meaning he had to avoid "major" pig fractions (ham, bacon, ribs) but "minor" pig fractions like pickled feet and fried pork rinds were OK?
I don't think so. Of course the WTBS position is driven by an attempt to reconcile modern science with two thousand year old religious belief. It can't be done.