Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
"to make to taste," is used in the Middle Voice, signifying "to taste" (a) naturally, Matthew 27:34; Luke 14:24; John 2:9; Colossians 2:21; (b) metaphorically, of Christ's "tasting" death, implying His personal experience in voluntarily undergoing death, Hebrews 2:9; of believers (negatively) as to "tasting" of death, Matthew 16:28; Mark 9:1; Luke 9:27; John 8:52; of "tasting" the heavenly gift (different from receiving it), Hebrews 6:4; "the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come," Hebrews 6:5; "that the Lord is gracious," 1 Peter 2:3 . See EAT.
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Taste'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/t/taste.html. 1940.