Leviticus 11:35

35 Anything that one of their carcasses falls on becomes unclean; an oven or cooking pot must be broken up. They are unclean, and you are to regard them as unclean.

Read Leviticus 11:35 Using Other Translations

And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you.
And everything on which any part of their carcass falls shall be unclean. Whether oven or stove, it shall be broken in pieces. They are unclean and shall remain unclean for you.
Any object on which the carcass of such an animal falls will be defiled. If it is an oven or hearth, it must be destroyed, for it is defiled, and you must treat it accordingly.

What does Leviticus 11:35 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Leviticus 11:35

And everything whereupon [any part] of their carcass
falleth shall be unclean
Before the Scripture seems to speak of anyone of the reptiles perfect, that falling upon anything should pollute it; but here of any part of them, though ever so small, which should, through any accident, fall and light upon anything, even that would render it unclean and unfit for use:

[whether it be] oven, [or] ranges of pots;
the one to bake bread in, and the other to boil flesh in, as Aben Ezra observes:

they shall be broken down;
and no more made use of for baking and boiling:

[for] they are unclean, and shall be unclean to you;
were made hereby unfit for use, and should not be used: the Jewish writers F24 explain the phrase, "to you", to your necessity, that which they had need of, but now should not use nor receive advantage from; even "to you"; all men, women, and children, as Hiskuni interprets it: all this was ordered to create in them an abhorrence of these creatures, and to make them cautious of eating and touching them, and careful that they come not nigh, or touched, or fell upon anything, since it would give them so much trouble, as well as occasion loss.


F24 Maimon. & Bartenora in Misn. Edaiot, c. 7. sect. 8.
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