The Interpretive History of a Curious Commandment

by Tim Hegg
This paper deals with the three Torah texts which prohibit boiling a kid in its mother’s milk, the textual issues that are involved in these three texts, and the rabbinic literature which deals with the separation of meat and milk, based entirely upon these three verses. Hegg shows that there is absolutely no biblical texts which substantiate the rabbinic halachah of separating meat and milk.
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This article was initially read at the 2013 ETS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.