Dainties (Heb. ma˓aḏān, ta˒awâ; Gk. liparós). Tasty foods, especially sweets, consumed at banquets by kings and citizens alike. Scripture does not condemn eating such delicacies (e.g., Gen. 49:20; Job 33:20); in fact, it supports the partaking of special foods on special occasions (Neh. 8:10).
Daintiesdainties, delicious sweets, delicacies, and confections generally served at the tables of kings (Gen. 49:20). While such foods were not viewed as inherently unfavorable just because they appeal to one’s appetite (Job 33:20; Rev. 18:14), the prudent Israelite was to avoid eating them at the