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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Eating

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The ancient Hebrews would not eat with the Egyptians (Genesis 43:32 ). In the time of our Lord they would not eat with Samaritans (John 4:9 ), and were astonished that he ate with publicans and sinners (Matthew 9:11 ). The Hebrews originally sat at table, but afterwards adopted the Persian and Chaldean practice of reclining (Luke 7:36-50 ). Their principal meal was at noon (Genesis 43:16 ; 1 Kings 20:16 ; Ruth 2:14 ; Luke 14:12 ). The word "eat" is used metaphorically in Jeremiah 15:16 ; Ezekiel 3:1 ; Revelation 10:9 . In John 6:53-58 , "eating and drinking" means believing in Christ. Women were never present as guests at meals (q.v.).


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Eating'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/e/eating.html. 1897.

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