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Banquet
Banquets • Feast • Feasting • Feasts
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Banquet
Banquet. Lavish ceremonial meal, usually held in honor of some notable event or person; also a symbol of the feast to be given by Christ in the kingdom of God. Banqueting and feasting were major parts of the social and religious life of biblical times. In addition to the religious feasts prescribed by
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Banquet
Banquet [Heb. mišteh; Gk. deípnon]; AV also FEAST SUPPER; NEB also DINNER PARTY, DINNER-TIME. The Hebrew word is derived from the verb “to drink,” and conveys the fact that wine was consumed at banquets. The RSV has translated mišteh as “banquet” only in Esther, translating it elsewhere as “feast.”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Banquet
BANQUET Lavish ceremonial meal, usually held in honor of some notable event or person; also a symbol of the feast to be given by Christ in the kingdom of God. Banqueting and feasting were major parts of the social and religious life of biblical times. In addition to the religious feasts prescribed by
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Banquet
banquet, an elaborate meal, often called a feast. Amos 6:4–6 pictures banquets as ostentatious affairs at which the wealthy recline on ivory beds, drink wine from bowls, and anoint themselves with fine oils while listening to musical entertainment. In the book of Esther, King Ahasuerus gives a banquet
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Banquet
BANQUET. The words translated ‘banquet’ in av (variously in rsv, as ‘dinner’, ‘banquet (ing)’, ‘(to) feast’, ‘carousing’) are mišteh (e.g. Est. 5:4ff.; Dn. 5:10), šāṯâ (Est. 7:1), yayin (Ct. 2:4) and potos (1 Pet. 4:3). These terms refer primarily to wine-drinking; in the 1 Pet. reference potos
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Banquets
BANQUETSIn most ancient societies banquets were the favored and expected occasions for social entertainment and enjoyment. This simple truth is easily overlooked in modern Western societies that view banquets very differently. For one thing, because our societies have so many opportunities and platforms
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Banquets
Banquets, among the Hebrews, were not only a means of social enjoyment, but were a part of the observance of religious festivity. At the three solemn festivals the family also had its domestic feast. Deut. 16:11. Sacrifices, both ordinary and extraordinary, Ex. 34:15; Judges 16:23, included a banquet.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Banquet
BANQUET (generally Heb. mishteh, “drinking”). Feasts are common in the Scripture narratives, and hospitality has always characterized life in Bible lands.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Banquet
Banqueta feast provided for the entertainment of a company of guests (Esther 5; 7; 1 Pet. 4:3); such as was provided for our Lord by his friends in Bethany (Matt. 26:6; Mark 14:3; comp. John 12:2). These meals were in the days of Christ usually called “suppers,” after the custom of the Romans, and were
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Banquet
Banquetbanquet, an elaborate meal, often called a feast. People in the Bible use food and drink both as nourishment and as ways of saying something to each other. A meal to which others are invited is a form of communication, with important social messages being exchanged between the host and those
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Banquet
BANQUET — an elaborate meal, frequently given in honor of an individual or for some other special occasion.Notable Old Testament banquets include that of Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), at which Vashti refused to allow herself to be displayed (Esth. 1); the two banquets of Esther, at which she exposed the plot
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Banquet
BanquetBanquets are special meals celebrating important events. Unlike Jewish cultic feasts, they are not official worship events, but neither should banquets held among God’s people be regarded as “secular” events, since such banquets can mark God’s intervention and display his abundant provision.
Feast, Feasting
Feast, FeastingFeasts in the Bible are images of joyful voices, festive music and dancing, and abundant food. They are not simply parties, but celebrations of God’s goodness toward his people. Feasts provide occasions of fellowship with one another and with the Lord to remember and to celebrate what
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