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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lentils
Lentils[Heb ʿaḏāšîm; Gk. phakós] (Gen. 25:34; 2 S. 17:28; 23:11; Ezk. 4:9); AV LENTILES. An annual legume (Lens esculenta Moench) whose slender stalks bear pealike pods containing the lentil beans, which make a highly nutritious flour. Three or four varieties of lentils grew in the ancient Near
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lentils
LENTILS Pealike vegetable; specifically, the seeds of the lentil plant. See Food and Food Preparation; Plants.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lentil
lentil (Lens culinaris), a plant of the legume family cultivated widely in the Near East since prehistoric times. The small lens-shaped seeds are an especially nutritious food, providing both protein and carbohydrates. It was a common component of soups and stews (Gen. 25:34) as well as a flour base
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lentils
LentilsThe fruit of a plant in the legume family (Lens esculenta Moench) cultivated since very ancient times in the Near East. Lentils grew in fields (2 Sam. 23:11), often as tall as 45 cm. (18 in.). The plant put forth a white flower followed by flat pods containing one or two seeds. Judging by the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lentils
Lentils (Heb. ˓aḏašîm).† A leguminous plant (Lens esculenta Moench; also called Ervum lens L.) grown for its seeds from very ancient times in Palestine and neighboring lands. The plants, which grow well even in poor soil, have slender stems, violet flowers and pinnate leaves, and produce flat
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lentil
LENTIL A plant of the pea family that is abundant in the Middle East. Lentil seeds were made into bread (Ezek 4:9) and stew (Gen 25:34). Esau sold his birthright as firstborn for boiled lentils (Gen 25:34), and David received lentils as a gift (2 Sam 17:28).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lentils
Lentils (Heb. ˒adâshı̂m), a leguminous plant bearing seeds resembling small beans. The red pottage which Jacob prepared and for which Esau sold his birthright was made from them. Gen. 25:34. There are three or four kinds of lentils, all of which are much esteemed in those countries where they are grown,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Lentiles
Lentiles(Heb. adashim, a species of vetch (Gen. 25:34; 2 Sam. 23:11), common in Syria under the name addas. The red pottage made by Jacob was of lentils (Gen. 25:29–34). They were among the provisions brought to David when he fled from Absalom (2 Sam. 17:28). It is the Ervum lens of Linnaeus, a leguminous
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Lentil
Lentillentil (Lens culinaris), a plant of the legume family cultivated widely in the Near East since prehistoric times. The small lens-shaped seeds are an especially nutritious food providing both protein and carbohydrates. It was a common component of soups and stews (Gen. 25:34) as well as a flour
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LENTILS
LENTILS<len’-tilz> (עֲדָשִׁים‎ [’adhashim]; [φακός, phakos]; Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 17:28; 23:11; Ezekiel 4:9; the King James Version Lentiles): These are undoubtedly identical with the Arabic `adas, a small, reddish bean, the product of Ervum lens, a dwarf leguminous plant, half a foot high,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Lentiles
Lenʹtiles, a species of pulse, not unlike the pea in its general appearance, but with a lens-shaped seed. One sort, the ’oddis, is still a common article of food in Egypt, being dressed like beans or stewed with oil and garlic, and forming what is called “red pottage” (Gen. 25:29, 30). Perhaps lentiles
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Lentil
lentil. A leguminous plant (Lens esculenta), one of the earliest crops grown. It is first mentioned (Heb. ʿădāšîm H6378) when Jacob made a red lentil stew for his brother Esau (Gen. 25:34). Lentils were brought to David and his men when they were hungry (2 Sam. 17:28). A field of lentils was the
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