Clean and Unclean


Clean and Unclean
Clean and Unclean
The distinction between legal and ceremonial, as opposed to moral

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

Clean and Unclean
    Clean and Unclean
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    The distinction between legal and ceremonial, as opposed to moral, cleanness and uncleanness which stands out so prominently in Mosaic legislation.

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


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  • Unclean animals — This article presents religious views on unclean animals. For discussion in relation to specific animals and food, see Taboo food and drink. The pig is considered an unclean animal as food in Judaism and Islam and some Christian denominations.… …   Wikipedia

  • unclean — There is a comprehensive list in the Pentateuch of creatures that are regarded as unclean and therefore forbidden as food, or even to be touched (Lev. 11:8); those animals that ruminate (chew the cud) but do not have cloven hooves, such as camels …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Clean —    The various forms of uncleanness according to the Mosaic law are enumerated in Lev. 11 15; Num. 19. The division of animals into clean and unclean was probably founded on the practice of sacrifice. It existed before the Flood (Gen. 7:2). The… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Unclean — Un*clean , a. [AS. uncl?ne. See {Unnot}, and {Clean}.] 1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy. [1913 Webster] 2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing. [1913 Webster] He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. Num.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unclean animals — Unclean Un*clean , a. [AS. uncl?ne. See {Unnot}, and {Clean}.] 1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy. [1913 Webster] 2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing. [1913 Webster] He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unclean spirit — Unclean Un*clean , a. [AS. uncl?ne. See {Unnot}, and {Clean}.] 1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy. [1913 Webster] 2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing. [1913 Webster] He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clean URL — Clean URLs, RESTful URLs or user friendly URLs are purely structural URLs that do not contain a query string and instead contain only the path of the resource (after the scheme [e.g. http] and the authority [e.g. example.org]). This is often done …   Wikipedia

  • unclean — [[t]ʌ̱nkli͟ːn[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is unclean is dirty and likely to cause disease. ...the Western attitude to insects as being dirty and unclean... By bathing in unclean water, they expose themselves to contamination. Syn: dirty Ant …   English dictionary

  • clean — 1. adjective /kliːn/ a) Not dirty. Are these dishes clean? b) In a condition of having been cleaned. Your room is finally clean! Ant: dirty, unclean …   Wiktionary


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