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Noahide laws

The Noahide laws are the laws that God gave to Noah after the Great Flood, as recorded in the Book of Genesis. They are independent of the Mosaic Law and are considered to be binding on all people, while the Mosaic Law is binding only on Jews.[1]

The Noahide laws are:

  1. not to commit idolatry
  2. not to commit blasphemy
  3. not to commit murder
  4. not to have forbidden sexual relations
  5. not to commit theft
  6. not to eat flesh cut from a living animal
  7. to establish courts of justice to punish violators of the other six laws.

According to a Noahide source in 2018, there are over 20,000 official Noahides, and the country with the greatest number is the Philippines.[2][3]

References

  1. The Seven Laws of Noah, from Mechon Mamre
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