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Foods From The Bible

Updated on June 8, 2014

Seasonings, Spices and Herbs

Garlic (Numbers 11:5)

Mint (Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42)

Mustard (Matthew 13:31)

Rue (Luke 11:42)

Salt (Ezra 6:9; Job 6:6)

Anise (Matthew 23: 23 )

Coriander (Exodus 16:31; Numbers 11:7)

Cinnamon (Exodus 30:23; Revelation 18:13)

Cumin (Isaiah 28:25; Matthew 23:23)

Dill (Matthew 23:23)

Fruit & Nuts

Grapes (Leviticus 19:10; Deuteronomy 23:24)

Melons (Numbers 11:5; Isaiah 1:8)

Olives (Isaiah 17:6; Micah 6:15)

Pistachio Nuts Genesis 43 11)

Pomegranates (Numbers 20:5; Deuteronomy 8:8)

Raisins (Numbers 6:3; 2 Samuel 6:19)

Sycamore Fruit (Psalm 78:47; Amos 7:14)

Apples (Song of Solomon 2 5)

Almonds (Genesis 43:11; Numbers 17:8)

Dates (2 Samuel 6:19; 1 Chronicles 16:3)

Figs (Nehemiah 13:15; Jeremiah 24:1-3)

Vegetables and Legumes

Gourds (2 Kings 4:39)

Leeks (Numbers 11:5)

Lentils (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 17:28; Ezekiel 4:9)

Onions (Numbers 11:5)

Beans (2 Samuel 17:28; Ezekiel 4:9)

Cucumbers (Numbers 11:5)


Millet (Ezekiel 4:9)

Spelt (Ezekiel 4:9)

Unleavened Bread (Genesis 19:3; Exodus 12:20)

Wheat (Ezra 6:9; Deuteronomy 8:8)

Barley (Deuteronomy 8:8; Ezekiel 4:9)

Bread (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 6:19; 16:1; Mark 8:14)

Corn (Matthew 12:1; - refers to "grain" such as wheat or barley)

Flour (2 Samuel 17:28; 1 Kings 17:12)

Fish & Fowl


Matthew 15:36

John 21:11-13


Quail (Psalm 105:40)

Dove (Leviticus 12:8)

Partridge (1 Samuel 26:20; Jeremiah 17:11)

Pigeon (Genesis 15:9; Leviticus 12:8)

Animal Meats, Dairy, Miscellaneous

Animal Meats

Calf (Proverbs 15:17; Luke 15:23)

Goat (Genesis 27:9)

Lamb (2 Samuel 12:4)

Oxen (1 Kings 19:21)

Sheep (Deuteronomy 14:4)

Venison (Genesis 27:7 )


Butter (Proverbs 30:33)

Cheese (2 Samuel 17:29; Job 10:10)

Curds (Isaiah 7:15)

Milk (Exodus 33:3; Job 10:10; Judges 5:25)


Olive Oil (Ezra 6:9; Deuteronomy 8:8)

Vinegar (Ruth 2:14; John 19:29)

Wine (Ezra 6:9; John 2:1-10)

Eggs (Job 6:6; Luke 11:12)

Grape Juice (Numbers 6:3)

Honey (Exodus 33:3; Deuteronomy 8:8; Judges 14:8-9)

Locust (Mark 1:6)

Manna and A Recipe For Bread

Manna was -the food miraculously supplied to the Israelites in the wilderness. Exodus. 16:14–36. 2. any sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success. 3. divine or spiritual food.

Jesus Christ spoke of manna, revealing its true significance:

"Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world." (John 6:31-33 RSV)


"I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is My flesh." (John 6:48-51 RSV)

Bible Bread Recipe from Ezekiel 4:9

8 cup wheat flour

4 cup barley flour

2 cup soy bean flour

1 cup lentils, cooked and mashed

1/2 cup millet flour

1/4 cup rye flour

1 1/2 cup warm water

1 tbsp. salt

5 tbsp. olive oil

2 pkg. yeast, dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water

1 tbsp. honey

Dissolve the yeast in some warm water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Mix the other dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Blend the lentils, oil and a small amount of water; place it all in a large mixing bowl with the remaining water.

Stir in 2 cups of mixed flour. Add yeast mixture. Stir in remaining salt and flour. Knead on floured surface, then place in oiled bowl. Let rise until double in bulk. Knead again; shape and place in greased loaf pans. Let rise. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 1 hour.

Makes 4 loaves.


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    • Sky321 profile image

      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for reading and the info Valerie, msorensson and Deborrah.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Sky321, Nice interesting hub on the wide variety of foods in the Bible! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      This is the first time I paid attention to foods in the bible, so thank you!!

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      valeriebelew 7 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      You can purchase Ezekeil bread at Ingles grocery store in the frozen foods area. It even has the Bible verse printed on the package, Ezekeil 4:9. Am I misspelling the Bible book? If so forgive me. My sister was on a spiritual fast, and introduced me to the bread. She got off the fast, but I continued to only eat the bread for health benefits, which is also a spiritual issue. (:v

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      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for reading Vlaimir and Dave. I always appreciate your feedback.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      And God said unto Adam and Eve you may eat of every meat,every plant, and every tree, of the garden except for the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, from this tree you shall not eat for in the day you eat you will surely die.

      Brother Dave.

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      Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Very good. Thanks.

    • Sky321 profile image

      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      I heard of it awhile ago, but never made it yet.

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      valeriebelew 7 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      ah ha, I eat Ezeikel bread. Have you ever heard of it. it has no preservatives and has to be frozen to keep. (:v