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Diet
Calories • Diet • Dieting • Food Control • Nutrition
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Allowance; Food Allowance
Allowance; Food Allowance [Heb. ḥōq (Gen. 47:22), lehem (1 K. 11:18; Neh. 5:14, 18), aruḥâ (2 K. 25:30; Jer. 40:5; 52:34)]; AV also PORTION, VICTUALS, BREAD, DIET; NEB also MAINTENANCE. All the references are to food provided by a ruler to a subject, usually on a regular basis.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Diet
DIET. The term applied to the daily allowance of food given by Evil-merodach, king of Babylon, to his royal captive Jehoiachin, king of Judah (Jer 52:34). The same Heb. word ˒ărūhâ is translated “allowance” in 2 Kgs 25:30.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Diet
DIET (Heb. ˒ărūḥâ). The daily “allowance” (so NASB and NIV) of food apportioned by Evil-merodach, king of Babylon, to his royal captive Jehoiachin, king of Judah (Jer. 52:34). See also Food.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIET
DIET<di’-et> ([אֲרֻחָה‎, ’aruchah], “prescribed”): A daily allowance or portion of food, as that given by King Evil-merodach to Jehoiachin, king of Judah (Jeremiah 52:34 the King James Version; compare 2 Kings 25:30).
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Diets, Lutheran, in America
Diets, Lutheran, in America. Two free diets were held in Philadelphia, Pa., in the years 1877 and 1878, in response to invitations widely extended to all Lutherans, clerical and lay, without respect to synodical connections. About one hundred ministers, and perhaps as many laymen of divergent views and
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dieting
DIETING For most people of the ancient world, and certainly for the common man, starvation was a constant and very real threat. For this reason, when the biblical writers wanted to describe someone who was blessed, they often said that such persons would eat rich, fat, and sweet foods, or eat in abundance
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Food Consumption
Food ConsumptionThe consumption of foodstuffs is essential for maintaining human life, and can be engaged in on an individual or communal level within either a secular or religious context. In the ancient world, how and with whom one ate, and even the posture of eating, could carry great social or religious
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Diet
DIET, dīʹet (אֲרֻחְה‎, ’ăruḥāh, “prescribed”): A daily allowance or portion of food, as that given by King Evil-merodach to Jehoiachin, king of Judah (Jer 52:34 AV; cf 2 K 25:30).
Key passages
Ge 1:29–30

And God said, “Look—I am giving to you every plant that bears seed which is on the face of the whole earth, and every kind of tree that bears fruit. They shall be yours as food.” And to every kind of animal of the earth and to every bird of heaven, and to everything that moves upon the …

Ge 9:3–4

Every moving thing that lives shall be for you as food. As I gave the green plants to you, I now give you everything. Only you shall not eat raw flesh with blood in it.

Le 11:1–47

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the Israelites, saying, ‘These are the animals that you may eat from all the animals that are on the land: Any among the animals that has a divided hoof and has a split cleft in the hoof and that …

1 Ki 4:22–23

The food of Solomon for one day was thirty dry measures of choice meal and sixty dry measures of flour; ten stall-fed oxen and twenty pasture-fed oxen and a hundred sheep, besides deer and buck gazelles and roebucks and well-fed fowls.

Jdt 12:1–4

Then he commanded to lead her where his silver plates were being set and ordered to prepare for her from his food and his wine to drink. And Judith said, “I shall not eat from among them so that I might not cause offence, but it shall be provided from …

See also
Da 1:11–16; Ro 14:2;