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Can I eat seafood on a Daniel fast?

Submitted: 9/14/2010
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Question: Can I have fish, shrimp, and tuna on this fast?

Answer: Daniel 10:2-3 says, 'In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.' The word 'meat' is the Hebrew word 'basar,' which is often translated 'flesh' and can be used to refer to the flesh of an animal. In 1 Corinthians 15:39 Paul wrote, 'All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.' Since the word 'flesh' can refer to creatures of the land and also from the sea, we would suggest that it would be inappropriate to eat fish or other seafood while on a Daniel fast. Of course, you may eat those items while fasting beef, pork, and fowl, but in that case you should not call it a Daniel fast.