When and why did humans start eating meats?




When and why did humans start eating meat?

When the world was first created, mankind was given vegetables to eat. "And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food" (Genesis 1:27).

About 1700 years later, after the great Flood, God told man to add meat to their diet. "Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs" (Genesis 9:3). The only thing specifically forbidden was blood. "But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood" (Genesis 9:4).

We are not told by God why He made the change in the diet.

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