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Allowance
Rationing
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Allowance; Food Allowance
Allowance; Food Allowance [Heb. ḥōq (Gen. 47:22), lehem (1 K. 11:18; Neh. 5:14, 18), aruḥâ (2 K. 25:30; Jer. 40:5; 52:34)]; AV also PORTION, VICTUALS, BREAD, DIET; NEB also MAINTENANCE. All the references are to food provided by a ruler to a subject, usually on a regular basis.