Cook • Cooking and Heating • Food Preparation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Food and Food Preparation
Food and Food Preparation. Substances required by the body to sustain life and the methods of making them edible. Food consumed in Bible times included bread, milk products, fruit, meat, and fish. Food was also offered sacrificially or given as gifts. The availability of food was a perpetual concern
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cook (noun) [Heb. ṭabbāḥ—‘butcher, cook’ (1 S. 9:23f), ṭabbāḥâ—‘female cook (of meat)’ (8:13)]. Normally in Israel the women of the family were the cooks, although men took a hand in it at times (Jgs. 6:19). Often a cook had to butcher the meat as well as boil it. The cooks mentioned in 1 S.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Food and Food Preparation
FOOD AND FOOD PREPARATION Substances required by the body to sustain life, and the methods of making them edible. Food consumed in Bible times included bread, milk products, fruit, meat, and fish. Food was also offered sacrificially or given as gifts. The availability of food was a perpetual concern
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cooking. As meat did not form an article of ordinary diet among the Jews, the art of cooking was not carried to any perfection. Few animals were slaughtered except for purposes of hospitality or festivity. The proceedings on such occasions appear to have been as follows:—On the arrival of a guest, the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cooka person employed to perform culinary service. In early times among the Hebrews cooking was performed by the mistress of the household (Gen. 18:2–6; Judg. 6:19), and the process was very expeditiously performed (Gen. 27:3, 4, 9, 10). Professional cooks were afterwards employed (1 Sam. 8:13; 9:23).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
COOKING — preparation of food by the application of heat (Gen. 25:29). Roasting over an open fire was probably the first method of cooking used. But with the development of waterproof containers, boiling food became possible. The first Passover lamb was to be “roasted in fire” (Ex. 12:9), while during
Compton’s Encyclopedia
cooking“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of humanity than the discovery of a new star,” one expert on fine food has remarked. The preparation of nutritious food is so vital to good health that cookery is important both as an art and as a science. In the laboratory scientists constantly
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Cooking.Terms belonging to cuisine applied to man under different circumstances:Sometimes he is well basted; he boils with rage, is baked with heat, and burns with love or jealousy. Sometimes he is buttered and well buttered; he is often cut up, devoured with a flame, and done brown. We dress his jacket
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cooking and Heating
COOKING AND HEATING Only in recent times have cooking and heating become separated, so that central heating, for example, works independently of the microwave. In Bible times the means of heating was the means of cooking. Heating was by open fire, and cooking was done at the same time. This is not to
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
cooking. The noun cook (“someone who prepares food”) occurs in only one passage, 1 Sam. 9:23–24, as a rendering of Hebrew ṭabbāḥ H3184, which usually means “guard” or “executioner” (the immediate attendants of a king were often the ones who butchered the animals and prepared the meat for the table).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
COOKING AND COOKING UTENSILS. Cooking food in the ancient Israelite household was primarily a female activity. In most households, women in the family would perform cooking tasks, while in wealthy homes, female servants might be employed. Perhaps because cooking was so commonplace, the biblical writers
COOK [טַבַּחtabbakh, טַבָּחָהtabbakhah]. An individual who prepares food. Tabbakh, from the Hebrew verb “to slaughter,” indicates the one who slaughters the animal for a meal (1 Sam 9:23, 24). Both males (Gen 25:29: 1 Sam 9:23) and females (1 Sam 8:13) are described as cooks in the OT. Tabbakh is also
Key passages
Is 44:16

He burns half of it in the fire; he eats meat over half of it; he roasts a roast and is satisfied. Also he grows warm and says, “Ah! I am warm! I see the fire!”

Je 7:18

The children are gathering wood, and the fathers are kindling the fire, and the women are kneading dough to make sacrificial cakes for the queen of heaven, and they pour out libations to other gods for the sake of provoking me to anger.

Eze 4:9–15

“And you, take for yourself wheat and barley and beans and lentils and millet and spelt, and you must put them in one vessel, and you must make them for yourself into a food during the number of days that you are lying on your side; three hundred and ninety days …

Eze 11:3

who are saying, “The building of houses is not near; the city is the pot, and we are the flesh.

Tob 6:6

So the young man did as the angel told him. After roasting the fish, they ate it. And both of them continued traveling until they drew near to Ecbatana.