Cracknel • Cracknels
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
CakeVarious food products made from wheat or barley meal, figs or raisins, and shaped or molded into a compact form. Water, oil, and spices might be added to dough which was formed into ring, disk, heart, and flat shapes. Several Hebrew terms are used to denote cakes. “Wafer” is used to render Heb.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cake. Because the Israelites were unfamiliar with sugar, their cakes were more like flat, round disks of bread than what is now commonly considered cake or pastry (see Bread). Abraham used fine meal as an ingredient for his cakes (Gen. 18:6), and the manna which fed the Israelites in the wilderness was
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
CakeCakes made of wheat or barley were offered in the temple. They were salted, but unleavened (Ex. 29:2; Lev. 2:4). In idolatrous worship thin cakes or wafers were offered “to the queen of heaven” (Jer. 7:18; 44:19).Pancakes are described in 2 Sam. 13:8, 9. Cakes mingled with oil and baked in the
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Cracknelcracknel, a term in the kjv for a hard and brittle biscuit (1 Kings 14:3; rsv and nasb: ‘cakes’).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CAKE — a small, round piece of Bread, baked in a pan or on a griddle (Lev. 24:5).
CRACKNELS — KJV word for a kind of hard bread or cake (1 Kin. 14:3; cakes, NKJV; raisins, REB).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CRACKNEL<krak’nel>: Occurs in 1 Kings 14:3, where Jeroboam bids his wife go to Abijah to inquire concerning their son: “And take with thee ten loaves and cracknels” (King James Version margins “cakes,” the English Revised Version “cracknels,” the American Standard Revised Version “cakes”).
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Cake (2)
Cake. To take the cake. To carry off the prize. The reference is to the prize-cake to the person who succeeded best in a given competition. In Notes and Queries (Feb. 27th, 1892, p. 176) a correspondent of New York tells us of a “cake walk” by the Southern negroes. It consists of walking round the prize
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CAKE Term referring more to the shape of a loaf of bread (flat and round) than to the type of batter or dough used to make the loaf (Exod. 29:23; 1 Kings 17:13). See Bread.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
cracknels. This English term is used by the KJV once to render Hebrew niqqudîm H5926, probably referring to small hard cakes (1 Ki. 14:3).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CRACKNEL, krakʹnel: Occurs in 1 K 14:3, where Jeroboam bids his wife go to Abijah to inquire concerning their son: “And take with thee ten loaves and cracknels” (AVm “cakes,” ERV “cracknels,” ARV “cakes”). The Heb word is נִקֻּדִּים‎, niḳḳuddīm, from nāḳadh, “to prick” or “mark”; most probably cakes
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