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"Eat Not This Flesh"

Posted by Smokey Stover on January 19, 2007

In Reply to: "Eat Not This Flesh" posted by Nigel Horne on January 18, 2007

: Is the phrase "Eat Not This Flesh" a biblical term?

Not so far as I know. It's made up to sound like the kind of taboo you might find in the Bible or some other religious scripture that inspires food avoidance in the practitioners. If you have a Bible you can check out Leviticus, where most of the taboos are listed. But the book, by Frederick Simoons (Eat not this flesh: Food avoidance from prehistory to the present, 1961, rev. 1994), deals with religions and cultures around the world and across time.