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What do the words abomination and unclean mean?

September 24th, 2015 Posted by Ask the Rabbi No Comment yet

Question:

In Scripture some things are called an abomination while others are unclean. What is the difference?

∼ Regina

Answer:

Dear Regina,

What a difference a word can make! If you’ve been reading Thought Tools for a while or have listened to any of our audio CDs, you are aware of the snare of translations. We cannot guarantee that the English Bible you are reading is consistently using the words ‘unclean’ or ‘abomination’ for the corresponding Hebrew words, but we can comment on the two words we think the translation is most likely referring to.

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