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Dainties
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dainties
dainties, delicious sweets, delicacies, and confections generally served at the tables of kings. A sign of ostentatious wealth, they will be lost to those who suffer the judgment of God (Rev. 18:14).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dainties
Dainties (Heb. ma˓aḏān, ta˒a; 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).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Dainties
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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Trifles
TRIFLES — rich, sweet desserts, usually fruit cakes topped with jam and soaked in wine (Prov. 18:8; 26:22; choice morsels, NIV; dainty morsels, NASB; delicious morsels, NRSV).
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