'For athe life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for bit is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.'
Genesis 9:4, Leviticus 17:14
"Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is,aits blood.
"aFor as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.'