View Catalog: THEM00124

Catalog Name THEM00124
Document SL232
Title 'The Question stated about abstaining from blood'
Author Isaac Newton
Place of Origin England
Origin Date 1705-10
Repository not assigned
Wordcount 1,835
Language English;Hebrew;Latin;

A discussion in Newton's somewhat rambling late style about Jewish dietary laws and the extent to which they remain in force for Christians. Newton comes to no firm conclusion about the matter, but commends kosher slaughter for being comparatively humane. Avoiding cruelty to animals was, at least in later life, a topic close to Newton's heart, as is attested by many anecdotes about him and by his own writings (e.g. Keynes Mss. 3 and 9).

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