STRANGLE (Heb. hānaq, Gr. pnigō, to choke). To deprive of life by choking, and so without bloodshed. Israelites were forbidden to eat flesh from strangled animals because it contained the blood of the animals (Lev.17.12). At the Jerusalem Council even Jewish Christians were forbidden to eat such meat (Acts.15.20). The prohibition against eating any meat with the blood still in it is a part of the covenant God made with Noah and has not been invalidated in the New Testament (Gen.9.3-Gen.9.5).