Food at the Time of the Bible

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Food at the time of the Bible


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Food at the time of the Bible by Miriam Feinberg Vamosh

From Adam's Apple to the Last Supper

Includes authentic recipes from the time of Jesus.

Was the "forbidden fruit" of the Garden of Eden really an apple? What in the world is St. Peter's Fish? What was in the bowl that Jesus dipped into at the Last Supper? Within the pages of this book you will find a uniquely in-depth and easy-to-read survey of every aspect of food in the Bible, accompanied by fascinating illustration and photographs.  

You will learn not only what people ate and drank in Bible days, but how they raised their food, stored it, traded in it and prepared it. You will take a fresh look at food through the eyes of scripture, new and deeper symbolic meanings behind many a menu.

Best of all, you will find an exciting collection of biblically-inspired, easy-to-prepare recipes for a cornucopia of delicious dishes to share with friends and family.

As you enjoy learning about what our biblical ancestors ate, you will find yet another way of coming closer to Bible days and Bible ways. Through this book you will discover that Scripture, the most important inspiration in our spiritual lives, can be an inspiration in the kitchen as well!

Exerpt from Forward:

Through a deeper look with the pages of this book at all the fascinating and surprising ways in which food and Scripture are llinked, you will discover that the Bible, the inspiration of our spiritual lives, can be an inspiration in our kitchens and dining rooms as well.  You will learn to cook and bake delicious dishes using the same ingredients our biblical ancestors did.  Many of the recipes which we have selected are unique in culinary terms.


  • Introduction
  • Timeline
  • Dining Customs in the Bible Days
  • The Seven Species
  • Grain and Bread
  • The Fruit of the Vine
  • Olives and Oil
  • Other Fruits of the Good Land
  • Vegetables
  • Fish and other Fruit of the Ancient Sea
  • Meat:  from the Stable to the Table in Bible Days
  • Milk and Milk Products
  • Biblical Sweets
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Keeping Food and Keeping it Fresh in Bible Days
  • The Last Supper - The Most Famous Meal in History
  • Biblical Weights and their Equivalents in our Terms
  • Biblical Recipes
  • How Much Did Food Cost?
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Soft Cover
Pages: 104

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