Dictionary Mode: easton:Eating
Eating @ 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; kjvKings: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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