Digestion • Dine • Eating • Sup
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sup (AV Hab. 1:9; Lk. 17:8; 1 Cor. 11:25; Rev. 3:20). In Hab. 1:9 the AV apparently takes the hapax legomenon meg̱ammâ as related to gmʾ, “sip, swallow,” but such a derivation is improbable (cf. KD). Much more likely is the suggestion of P. Humbert (Problèmes du livre d’ Habacuc [1944], pp. 36f)
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
EatingThe ancient Hebrews would not eat with the Egyptians (Gen. 43:32). In the time of our Lord they would not eat with Samaritans (John 4:9), and were astonished that he ate with publicans and sinners (Matt. 9:11). The Hebrews originally sat at table, but afterwards adopted the Persian and Chaldean
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
EATING — the consumption of food at mealtime. The Israelites ate in the morning and in the evening (Ex. 16:12; John 21:4–5, 12). But this custom did not prohibit a snack at other times. For instance, laborers ate a light meal at noon (Ruth 2:14). Israelites were accustomed to wash their hands both before
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
EatingWith seven hundred references to the act of eating (not counting references to drinking and food), we can say with confidence that eating is a master image of the Bible. No biblical image combines the literal and the figurative, the physical and spiritual, more inextricably than does the imagery
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Eat. To eat humble pie. (See Humble Pie.)To eat one out of house and home. To eat so much that one will have to part with house and home in order to pay for it.To eat one’s words. To retract in a humiliating manner; to unsay what you have said; to eat your own lick.To eat the mad cow. A French phrase,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Eatʹing. The Hebrews in our Lord’s time did not sit upright at table, as is the present custom, but reclined on couches placed near the table, resting on the left elbow, with their feet thrown back, and using their right hands to carry the food to their mouths. This peculiarity of posture explains how
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