Deuteronomy 14:11

11 Of all clean birds ye may eat.

Deuteronomy 14:11 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 14:11

Of all clean birds ye shall eat.
] Which the Targum of Jonathan describes, everyone that has a craw, and whose crop is naked, and has a superfluous talon, and is not rapacious; but such as are unclean are expressed by name in the following verses, so that all except them might be reckoned clean and fit for food. Maimonides F16 observes, that only the number of the unclean are reckoned, so that all the rest are free.


F16 Hilchot. Maacolot Asurot, c. 1. sect. 14.

Deuteronomy 14:11 In-Context

9 These ye may eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales may ye eat;
10 and whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye shall not eat; it is unclean unto you.
11 Of all clean birds ye may eat.
12 But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the gier-eagle, and the ospray,
13 and the glede, and the falcon, and the kite after its kind,
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