Genesis 9 1 Samuel
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green
herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood
thereof, shall ye not eat.
And the people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves,
and slew them on the ground: and the people did eat them with the blood.
Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they
eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll a great stone unto me this
day. And Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and say unto them, Bring me
hither every man his ox, and every man his sheep, and slay them here, and eat;
and sin not against the LORD in eating with the blood. And all the people brought every
man his ox with him that night, and slew them there.
Book 9 (1 Samuel 14.32f)
The first violation of the prohibition given in Genesis 9 is recorded in Book 9, as quoted above.
This event is the result of Saul's foolish prohibition against eating until evening as a means
of forcing his troops to fight harder. The story is centered on the Tet KeyWord Ta'am (Taste) as
explained in A Taste of Honey.
This is a very strong thematic link. Genesis 9 contains God's first command against eating with blood, and
1 Samuel contains the first record of its violation:
|First Command and Violation: Eating with Blood|
|Genesis 91 Samuel|