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Manners and Customs of Bible Lands


Manners and Customs of Bible Lands

Exploration of daily life in ancient times which illuminates the understanding of the Bible.

Location: High Springs, Florida
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Latest Activity: Oct 2, 2010

Foods and Their Preparation for Eating

Foods and Their Preparation for Eating

What kind of food did the ancient Jews eat? The ordinary food of the average Hebrew of times was bread, olives, oil, buttermilk and cheese from their flocks; fruits and vegetables from their orchards and gardens; and meat on rare (special) occasions. Only a few more varieties would have to be added to make this a complete list of foods eaten in those days.

The average Israelite ate 330-440 lbs. of wheat/barley per year. 50-70% of their calories came from these two grains.

For the average individual it was eating to live not living to eat.

W.M. Thomson, The Land and the Book, Vol. I, p.98.

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The Use of Raw Grain and Parched Grain

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