Why does the Bible say not to eat shellfish?


Leviticus 9:1 - 12:8

ESV - 1 On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel. 2 And he said to Aaron, "Take for yourself a bull calf for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, both without blemish, and offer them before the Lord.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Previous discussion of this issue on this site has indicated that God imposed such restrictions both to distinguish the Israelites' diet from that of the surrounding nations, and also for hygenic reasons (given the state of food preparation at that time) based on the health hazards to humans resulting from the creatures' diets, due to many types of shellfish being so-called "bottom-feeders".

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