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By Marianne Frost Bates


Old Testament Food

Match the Old Testament food with its proper description.

___ 1. A thick soup prepared by Jacob; Esau sold his birthright for it.

 

a. Wheat, barley, food that grows on vines, figs, pomegranates, olives, and honey (see Deut. 8:8).

___ 2. Food sent from heaven to feed the children of Israel in the wilderness.

 

b. Meal and oil (see 1 Kgs. 17:1, 7–16).

___ 3. Watercress, radishes, endive, horseradish, and bread made without yeast—eaten with lamb by the children of Israel at the Passover meal.

 

c. Grapes, pomegranates, and figs (see Num. 13:17–23).

___ 4. Gleaned by Ruth in the fields of Boaz.

 

d. Shewbread (see 1 Sam. 21:6).

___ 5. Brought back from the land of Canaan by Moses’ spies.

 

e. Corn and barley (see Ruth 2:2, 17).

___ 6. Ingredients used in cakes miraculously made for Elijah throughout a famine.

 

f. Pottage (see Gen. 25:29–34).

___ 7. Food available in the land where the Israelites finally settled after wandering in the wilderness for 40 years.

 

g. Bitter herbs and unleavened bread (see Ex. 12:3, 8, 11).

___ 8. Unleavened cakes placed in the tabernacle and eaten only by the priests.

 

h. Manna (see Ex. 16:3–4, 14–15, 31).

Answers:

[illustration] Illustrated by Denise Kirby

(1) f, (2) h, (3) g, (4) e, (5) c, (6) b, (7) a, (8) d.