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Dietary Laws
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I. Religious Studies – II. Old Testament – III. New Testament – IV. Christianity – V. Judaism – VI. Islam – VII. Buddhism – VIII. Indian Religions

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A human society's dietary laws and prohibitions give us an excellent insight into its symbolic and ritual practices. The choice of nourishment (preferences and prohibitions) is closely tied to the overall image …

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Borgeaud, Philippe, Willi-Plein, Ina, Ebner, Martin, Puza, Richard, Reichman, Ronen, Börner-Klein, Dagmar, Krawietz, Birgit, Deeg, Max and Michaels, Axel, “Dietary Laws”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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