Introduction to Torah – Part 6 – Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 14:21
Problem:  You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. It is commonly misunderstood to mean that it is not appropriate to mix both meat and milk-based items in the same food or dish.

Solution:  Look at the Hebrew words used and the context.  The commandment specifically mentions the milk of the mother, not just milk in general. The statistical chances of the dairy from the mother, the meat from the young of the very same mother, and then those two products making it to the same distributor, then the same store, and then into the same customer is nearly impossible.  Despite the musings of ancient Jewish rabbis, multiple times our Creator used the word for a young goat that is not to be boiled in its mother’s milk. If our Creator meant the generic form of meat, there is a word that would have been used to refer specifically to generic meat.

The spiritual teaches the physical and the physical teaches the spiritual.  In our understanding, this commandment specifically refers to goat’s meat and to goat’s milk. This commandment is repeated three times and thus the commandment should not be expanded to include all meat and dairy products; especially when the Torah explicitly forbids the adding to the law of God
(Deuteronomy 4:2)

Furthermore, it is extremely important that the law speaks about the meat being cooked and today’s interpretations also banned un-cooked food which further suggests that these traditional Jewish interpretations are just plain wrong.  The message behind this specific law of goat’s meat and goat’s milk has to do with forbidding the attempt to combine deceptive teachings by mixing them through “cooking” with the Torah which we received through a medium, which is Moses.

The law about not seething a kid in its mother’s milk has to do with making deceptive teachings about the Law of God and not so much to do with eating a cheeseburger at McDonald’s.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21
Problem:  Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones; so you shall put away the evil from among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear. Many people jump to this Scripture indicating we can’t follow the law otherwise we would have to stone
our children.

Solution:  There are parameters and criteria that we need to consider.  It is only when the parents decide that their child is not correctable and continuously refuses to walk in God’s ways that the situation is elevated, or escalated, to the elders for review and a decision, which may still not result in stoning.  What is the established process of the elders?

There is a court system for all capital punishments that exists at the city gates.  The Biblical capital punishment system requires a specific governmental structure founded on Biblical (Torah) based principles and guidelines.  There is not a country currently on planet Earth, including Israel, that is currently employing the true Biblical structure and process necessary to carry out this commandment.

It is these courts (not us directly) that are commanded to carry out the Biblical capital punishment cases. As a consequence, all believers are currently subject to the governmental authority of their respective nation as there is no alternative.

The persons Biblically mandated and accountable to the capital punishment commandments currently do not exist in its true commanded form.  Thus, there is no group established to be obedient to these commandments.

Deuteronomy 22:11
Problem:  You shall not wear cloth of wool and linen mixed together. This has been interpreted to mean no type of fabric blend should be allowed because Leviticus 19:19 is not as specific as Deuteronomy 22:11.

Solution:  While that might be the case, we suspect that Yah was referring specifically to wool and linen as indicated in Deuteronomy 22:11.  If we look at Leviticus 19:19, we find the wording says two kinds of material and not specifically wool and linen.  The Hebrew word in question here is sha`atnez. Strong’s analysis renders it as a wool and linen garment:

1) mixed stuff, fabric of mixed weave, linsey-woolsey
a)  a kind of cloth forbidden for garments
b)  cloth made by weaving linen and wool together

Thus, it appears that the focus of the commandment is for us not to mix wool and linen and not concern specifically with other threads. The issuing of this commandment is in the same context of not mixing other things, one of those being seeds.

The spiritual understanding is that we are not to mix things. We are to not mix the ways of God, His seed, with other ways or instructions.

From 119 Ministries – Torah Quick Reference Guide


One thought on “Introduction to Torah – Part 6 – Deuteronomy

  1. dnorris99 March 6, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Deut. 14:21 is probably the only commandment that I haven’t broken. I wholeheartedly agree with your interpretation. To the best of my knowledge, I have never eaten goat and I have never eaten any meat boiled in milk. Cheeseburgers are definitely biblically kosher. Now, if I could say the same thing for the other 612 commandments…but alas I do need Yeshua.

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