Sunday, April 19, 2009

Foods of the Bible

Thank goodness for the "miracle" (LOL) of the internet! I found what I was looking for!

I am a bit of a nutrition nut. I was going to say health nut, but I hate any type of formal exercise, so I guess I can't honestly claim the "health nut" title. Anyway... I am always looking for new things to study (have to keep the mind/curiosity active, you know), and new ways to eat and live better.

So, out of curiosity, I went on a search for foods referenced in the Bible. God knows what he's doing in ALL things, so I trust He knows best what I should, and shouldn't, be putting in my body. Afterall, it is the temple of the Holy Spirit - HIS temple!

To go on a teeny tangent, I will say I was a little bugged to find, right along with mainstream, fad diet plans like Atkins and South Beach, something called The Maker's Diet. Some goober is making money off a weight loss plan based off the Bible! Sorry, but it bothers me when someone takes God's ideas, tries to pass them off as their own, and to top it off, make a monetary gain from it! Furthermore, the Bible shouldn't be used as a fad, or lumped in with things associated with starving yourself or denying yourself certain foods/nutrients. Sorry, but it just irritated me.

Alright, back on track... Here is the list I found. And the extra cool thing....there are Biblical references for each and everything on the list, so you know where to look. This is almost all stuff I eat and enjoy anyway. It is the basis of a very healthy, balanced diet. No preservatives or "icky" things to worry about putting in your body, tasty, well-rounded, and satisfying. So I am going to try and stick more closely to this list as a guideline to feed myself and my family. Not as a legalistic or "dieting" thing, but because I know that He knows best. Now, I'm not planning to go eat a pigeon or locust anytime soon, but the rest I can happily live with and, for the most part, stick to. :)

* Seasonings, Spices and Herbs:
Anise (Matthew 23:23 KJV)
Coriander (Exodus 16:31; Numbers 11:7)
Cinnamon (Exodus 30:23; Revelation 18:13)
Cumin (Isaiah 28:25; Matthew 23:23)
Dill (Matthew 23:23)
Garlic (Numbers 11:5)
Mint (Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42)
Mustard (Matthew 13:31)
Rue (Luke 11:42)
Salt (Ezra 6:9; Job 6:6)

* Fruits and Nuts:
Apples (Song of Solomon 2:5)
Almonds (Genesis 43:11; Numbers 17:8)
Dates (2 Samuel 6:19; 1 Chronicles 16:3)
Figs (Nehemiah 13:15; Jeremiah 24:1-3)
Grapes (Leviticus 19:10; Deuteronomy 23:24)
Melons (Numbers 11:5; Isaiah 1:8)
Olives (Isaiah 17:6; Micah 6:15)
Pistachio Nuts (Genesis 43:11)
Pomegranates (Numbers 20:5; Deuteronomy 8:8)
Raisins (Numbers 6:3; 2 Samuel 6:19)
Sycamore Fruit (Psalm 78:47; Amos 7:14)

* Vegetables and Legumes:
Beans (2 Samuel 17:28; Ezekiel 4:9)
Cucumbers (Numbers 11:5)
Gourds (2 Kings 4:39)
Leeks (Numbers 11:5)
Lentils (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 17:28; Ezekiel 4:9)
Onions (Numbers 11:5)

* Grains
Barley (Deuteronomy 8:8; Ezekiel 4:9)
Bread (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 6:19; 16:1; Mark 8:14)
Corn (Matthew 12:1; KJV - refers to "grain" such as wheat or barley)
Flour (2 Samuel 17:28; 1 Kings 17:12)
Millet (Ezekiel 4:9)
Spelt (Ezekiel 4:9)
Unleavened Bread (Genesis 19:3; Exodus 12:20)
Wheat (Ezra 6:9; Deuteronomy 8:8)

* Fish:
Matthew 15:36
John 21:11-13

* Fowl:
Partridge (1 Samuel 26:20; Jeremiah 17:11)
Pigeon (Genesis 15:9; Leviticus 12:8)
Quail (Psalm 105:40)
Dove (Leviticus 12:8)

* Animal Meats:
Calf (Proverbs 15:17; Luke 15:23)
Goat (Genesis 27:9)
Lamb (2 Samuel 12:4)
Oxen (1 Kings 19:21)
Sheep (Deuteronomy 14:4)
Venison (Genesis 27:7 KJV)

* Dairy:
Butter (Proverbs 30:33)
Cheese (2 Samuel 17:29; Job 10:10)
Curds (Isaiah 7:15)
Milk (Exodus 33:3; Job 10:10; Judges 5:25)

* Miscellaneous:
Eggs (Job 6:6; Luke 11:12)
Grape Juice (Numbers 6:3)
Honey (Exodus 33:3; Deuteronomy 8:8; Judges 14:8-9)
Locust (Mark 1:6)
Olive Oil (Ezra 6:9; Deuteronomy 8:8)
Vinegar (Ruth 2:14; John 19:29)
Wine (Ezra 6:9; John 2:1-10)

Yummy, no?

1 comment:

Liberty said...

Sounds yummy...

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