Eric---Your SUPPOSITION about diet are just that. All meals that Abraham ate are not recorded<quoted text>
This is exactly my point. For some you have listed mere explanations from the 7. For example, one principle is to worship only HaShem and not the pagan idols. From that one principle you get tithing to priests of HaShem (not the priests of the pagan religions), altars, sacrifices.
A lot of what you list is supposition on your part:
"4. Do you suppose that Abraham et. al. knew that it was wrong to covet? This is NOT a part of the Noahide laws as far as I remember." You offer no passage in support that this was a commandment from HaShem nor do you offer a passage even in support of the idea that the Patriarchs had a position on coveting. HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE: not coveting in a direct outgrowth of not committing adultery.
"3. Do you suppose that Abraham a PROPHET of God knew not about the SABBATH given that God made it from CREATION? " another supposition on your part as to what Abraham knew or more importantly what he did or what HaShem told him to do. Again you offer no support for your position.
Now let's look at clean and unclean animals. All of the passages that you cite that actually talk of clean and unclean animals related to worship which flows from the command to only worship HaShem.
Your SUPPOSITION about diet are just that. All meals that Abraham ate are not recorded. You have cited but 2.
You still have offered no citation commanding the growing of beards. You have but offered a citation that Joseph had his beard shaved after a long prision stay where he could not have shaved. Nor have you shown that the growing of beards was but more of a custom rather than a commandment.
Your division of the discussion between commandments to the people of the covenant and commandments to all is taken. My wording was sloppy. But, we are talking about what HaShem would require of mankind as a whole when we speak of the Noahide Laws. And, HaShem did not require of mankind as a whole circumcision. If HaShem did, there are a lot of Christians who have a problem.
HughBe--- So, are you really saying that the friend of God ate unclean meat?
Are you a friend of God?
Learn this, FRIENDS know about each other and this means that they know what pleases and what does not. Abraham knew God and His WAY. God said so and my question to you is, was God LYING that Abraham knew His WAY and that he kept His laws, commandments etc?
Also, I can unconditionally guarantee you that not one man living today is as close to God as was Abraham.
Finally, there is no SUPPOSOTION about what Abraham offered the strangers to eat and as difficult as it seems the meal offered was a reflection of his diet.
Note, he did not ask the men what they wanted to eat. Did you notice that?
Diet of Abraham."And he took BUTTER, and MILK, and the CALF which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat. "
Please dispel any FOOLISH notion that you may have that Abraham, the PROPHET of God and FRIEND of God ate PIG or DOGS.