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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Heb. 'adashim), a species of vetch (Genesis 25:34
; 2 Samuel 23:11
), common in Syria under the name addas. The red pottage made by Jacob was of lentils (Genesis 25:29-34
). They were among the provisions brought to David when he fled from Absalom (2 Samuel 17:28
). It is the Ervum lens of Linnaeus, a leguminous plant which produces a fruit resembling a bean.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Lentiles'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/l/lentiles.html. 1897.