4404 food

4404 food

Scripture contains references to varied foodstuffs, which comprised the diet of the people of the Near East in biblical times.

God made provision for food in creation

Ge 1:29-30

Flour

Flour the main ingredient in bread Ge 18:6 See also Ex 29:2; Jdg 6:19; 1Sa 28:24; Mt 13:33 pp Lk 13:21

Flour figured largely in the staple diet 1Ki 17:12-16 See also 2Sa 17:27-29; 1Ki 4:22-23; 2Ki 4:41; 2Ki 7:1,16; 1Ch 12:40

Fine flour more refined and more expensive than the common variety Eze 16:13 See also Eze 16:19; Rev 18:11-13

Flour in grain offerings Lev 2:1-10 See also Lev 6:14-23; Lev 14:8-11; Nu 5:11-15; Nu 6:13-15; Nu 15:1-4; Nu 28:9; Nu 29:7-11; 1Ch 23:29; Eze 46:14

Flour in other offerings Lev 5:11 See also Ex 29:1-3,22-25; Lev 7:12; Lev 8:25-28; Lev 23:15-17

Honey

Honey a sweet delicacy Ge 43:11 See also Ex 16:31; Dt 32:13; Jdg 14:8-9; 1Sa 14:25-26; 2Sa 17:27-29; 1Ki 14:1-3; 2Ki 18:31-32 Honey’s sweetness and the sweetness of God’s law: Ps 19:10; Ps 119:103
Ps 81:13-16; SS 4:11; SS 5:1; Isa 7:22; Jer 41:8; Eze 16:13

The promised land described as flowing with milk and honey Ex 3:7-8 See also Ex 3:17; Ex 13:5; Ex 33:3; Lev 20:24 The spies confirm the goodness of the promised land: Nu 13:27; Nu 14:8
Nu 16:12-14; Dt 6:3; Dt 11:8-9; Dt 26:9; Dt 31:20; Jos 5:6; Jer 32:22; Eze 20:6,15

Prohibition against burning honey on the altar Lev 2:11

Raisins

2Sa 16:1 See also Nu 6:1-4; 1Sa 25:18; 1Sa 30:11-12; 2Sa 6:19 pp 1Ch 16:3; 1Ch 12:40; SS 2:5; Hos 3:1

Lentils

Ge 25:29-34 See also 2Sa 17:27-29; 2Sa 23:11-12; Eze 4:1-10

Cheese

1Sa 17:17-18 See also 2Sa 17:27-29; Job 10:8-11

Believers should not eat food offered to idols

Ac 15:19-20 See also Ac 21:25; 1Co 8:1-13; Rev 2:14

See also

4418bread
4438eating
4450fruit
4474manna
4476meals
4478meat
4480milk
4532vegetables
4612birds
4642fish
7402offerings
8770idolatry, in NT

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