Q. Were Adam and Eve and pre-Flood folks allowed to eat eggs from fowl, chicken eggs and such? I wonder because there was no death before Adam and Eve sinned and an incubated egg is basically the death of the chick. I’m not sure I’m asking this right, but hopefully you’ll know what I mean. Pre-Flood people were not allowed to eat meat (and I know fowl isn’t considered meat per se) but would eggs be considered animal?
A. In Genesis 1:29 God established the diet for pre-flood mankind.
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Neither fish nor fowl, which are considered to be meat by many, were included. Therefore no eggs were consumed either.
This was confirmed after the flood, when God told Noah, “Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it” (Genesis 9:3-4).