CNN is getting roasted for posting a big “scoop” on its website that ancient Judeans didn’t always follow kosher dietary laws and consumed seafood that is prohibited in the Bible.
Researchers in a newly published study examined fish bones from 30 archeological sites in Israel and Egypt, including in Jerusalem, and determined that people sometimes consumed fish such as catfish and shark during the Late Bronze Age through the Byzantine era.
Leviticus and Deuteronomy, two of the five books of the Torah, state that only fish with fins and scales can be eaten in compliance with Jewish tradition.
“As a result, say the study authors, their findings call for a rethink of the assumption that long-held traditions were the basis for the food laws as described in the Torah,” CNN explained. Researchers “wanted to use archeology to pinpoint the exact time when ancient Judeans became aware of the Torah and started to observe it in everyday life.”
The study was published in Tel Aviv University archeological journal. It’s an interesting development for those involved in learning more about ancient cultures and/or biblical history, religious scholarship, and other related fields and interests.
The question remains, as it were, as to why CNN concluded that this would drive traffic to its website, especially when its TV ratings are already suffering in the day-to-day absence of its “supervillain” Donald Trump.
CNN has reportedly lost nearly 70 percent of its viewers since President Trump left office in January.
The drop CNN is experiencing is profound. On Friday, not one program broke 900K total viewers. Prime averaged less than 800K overall.
For comparison, the network averaged 2.74 million viewers in January, so we're talking about more than two-thirds of the audience – gone. https://t.co/a4f14QXStm
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) May 10, 2021
Twitter also is wondering what CNN — which may have to change its slogan from “the most trusted name in news” to most irrelevant — had in mind by publishing this story, whether it was agenda-driven or otherwise, especially with all the important events occurring domestically and around the world, including in modern-day Israel.
Here is a sampling: (** Language warning)
Breaking: CNN discovers the old testament.
— Janice Damoore (@DamooreJanice) May 27, 2021
Jewish people were in Israel 3000 yrs ago? Crazy.
— JewOC (@RUOC90177786) May 27, 2021
Please keep us updated!!! Signed no one ever
— Vin A (@VinAndeesonKC) May 26, 2021
Slow news day? 🤔
— Keith Finnegan (@KFinnegan) May 27, 2021
actually (sorry I have to), Jews are allowed to eat non-kosher, when there is a danger of starving to death…
If that was the case – I don't know…
— Maya Lev 🇮🇱 מאיה לב (@mayanotbfor7da1) May 27, 2021
Omg! ::grasps pearls:: However shall we recover from the SCANDAL!?
— Saoirse the Pirate (@SaoirseGentry) May 26, 2021
This feels like a real reach to get some negative press on Jewish people.
— Sam Parkes (@SamPark79724544) May 27, 2021
So you’re admitting that Jews were in Israel before Palestinians???
— DA Katz (@TheDAKatz) May 27, 2021
Sounds like a like a tacit admission that Jews are indigenous to modern day Israel. Glad you straightened that out.
— Will Santos (@WillSantos113) May 27, 2021
What did the Arabs tribes ate at that era… Hmmmm … you are right they were not around. They are invading tribes.
Yep regardless of the diet, Israel is a jewish land for 3’000 years
Dont believe me, Read the ancient book of the Bible
— Think4yourself (@thenthinkagain) May 27, 2021
Many Modern Jews eat non-kosher fish too you antisemitic assholes https://t.co/cctXtUxiQw
— Reince Niebuhr 6’9” IQ 420 #ContaminatedUrsurper (@ReinceNiebuhr) May 26, 2021
So I don’t know what point they thought they were making. 🙄
— Shadowsandy (@Shadowsandy) May 27, 2021
It may take a while but I’ll keep trying to find a use for this information.
— Dirty Dingus McGee (@HoleTruth5) May 26, 2021
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