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Manna
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Manna
Manna (מָן‎, man; μάννα, manna). The bread God provides for the Israelites during the exodus.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Manna
MANNA. The daily bread given by God to the Israelites during their forty years of wilderness wandering. Manna received its name reportedly from the question the Israelites asked when they first saw it, “What is it?” or “manna.” Manna was given when Israel arrived in the wilderness of Sin and, along with
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Manna
Manna. Miraculous food the Lord provided for the Israelites in the desert. It originally appeared in the form of thin flakes, like frost on the ground, around the Israelite camp (Ex 16:14, 15). It is compared elsewhere with coriander seed and bdellium, or resin (Nm 11:7). Its taste is said to have been
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Manna
Manna manʹe [Heb. mān (Ex. 16:31, 33, 35; Nu. 11:6f, 9; Dt. 8:3, 16; Josh. 5:12; Neh. 9:20; Ps. 78:24); Gk. mánna (Jn. 6:31, 49; He. 9:4; Rev. 2:17)]. The breadlike food miraculously supplied for Israel during their forty years in the wilderness. Ex. 16:15 explains the etymology of the Hebrew term:
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Manna
MANNA Miraculous food the Lord provided for the Israelites in the desert. It originally appeared in the form of thin flakes, like frost on the ground, around the Israelite camp (Ex 16:14–15). It is compared elsewhere with coriander seed and bdellium, or resin (Nm 11:7). Its taste is said to have been
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Manna
manna (man´uh; from Heb. man, Gk. manna), a food God provided for the Hebrews in the wilderness (Exod. 16:1–36; Num. 11:4–9). The manna was found each morning on the ground and is described as “a fine, flaky substance, fine as hoarfrost” (Exod. 16:14). It is further described as being white (16:31),
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Manna
MANNA. A substance which was the Israelites’ chief food during their 40 years’ sojourn in the wilderness (Ex. 16:35). When Israel grumbled at the lack of food in the wilderness of Sin, God gave them ‘bread from heaven’ (Ex. 16:4; Ps. 78:23–24), and his provision did not cease until they crossed into
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Manna
MannaA substance which fell in the night to sustain the Israelites wandering in the wilderness. God sent them manna (Heb. mān) for 40 years, until they celebrated the Passover at Gilgal in the Promised Land (Exod. 16:35; Josh. 5:12). Manna was a substance like coriander or frost (Exod. 16:13, 31),
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Manna
Manna [mănˊə] (Heb. mān; Gk. mánna). “Bread from heaven” which sustained the Israelites during their entire time in the wilderness until they had entered the land of Canaan (Exod. 16:35; Josh. 5:12). The Lord promised the demoralized people that he would “rain” for them with the morning dew a
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Manna
MANNA The food eaten by the Children of Israel in the desert (Exod. 16:14–31, etc.), described in the Bible as ‘small as the hoar frost … and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey … and the color thereof as the colour of bdellium [i.e. rock-crystal, cf. Num. 11:7–8]. And the people went about
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Manna
MANNA The bread from heaven that fed the Israelites on their Exodus journey from Egypt to Canaan (Exod 16:4, 35). Each morning the manna spread like wafers over the ground so that each family could gather a daily supply, and a double supply was collected every Friday in preparation for the Sabbath rest
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
manna
manna. The food miraculously provided for the *Israelites on their pilgrimage through the wilderness from Egypt to the *Holy Land (Exod. 16). In Exod. 16:15 the word ‘manna’ is explained as deriving from the Israelites’ question ‘What is it?’ (Heb. מָן הוּא‎, man hu). It was a white substance which fell