Today’s reading once again was very tedious, covering all kinds of laws ranging from festivals to hygiene. There is a lot that could be said in regard to the different laws, but I just wanted to share a thought-provoking question regarding the hygienic laws. Are those laws scientifically sound from a modern standpoint? Being a Bible believing Christian, I think they are, but I was just wondering if any of you have heard about scientists demonstrating that these laws were actually helpful and contributed to the good health of the Israelites. I think if we could show that they are scientifically valid, that would be a powerful evidence for the reliability of Scripture. If those laws were really ahead of their time, then how on earth could the Israelites develop them without divine instruction? I don’t think there’s any other explanation.