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Holman Bible Dictionary

Pottage

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A thick soup usually made from lentils and vegetables, and spiced with various herbs. Jacob served pottage and bread to the famished Esau in return for the birthright (Genesis 25:29-34 ). Elisha added meal to a tainted recipe of pottage at Gilgal (2 Kings 4:38-41 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Pottage'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/p/pottage.html. 1991.

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