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9 Bizarre Foods They Ate in the Bible

by | Jul. 04, 2017

Fun

With the season of summer barbeques now in full swing, it's hard not to have food on the brain. At this very moment, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and steaks are smoking on grills all around the world.

Most folks in Biblical times didn't have a George Foreman, so every once in a while they had to get creative with their treats. With help from The Mormon Book of Lists, we present to you a collection of 9 not-so-appetizing delicacies mentioned in our most ancient text.

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Beetles (Leviticus 11:22)

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Chamois, a goatlike antelope (Deuteronomy 14:5)Image title

 

Grass (Daniel 4:33)Image title


Grasshopper (Leviticus 11:22Image title



Locusts (Matthew 3:4)Image title


Ox (Deuteronomy 14:4)Image title


Pigeons (Leviticus 5:7, 6:26)Image title


Pygarg, or bison (Deuteronomy 14:5)Image title


Turtle doves (Leviticus 5:6, 6:26)Image title



And, as a bonus, here are a few tastier, more recognizable foods found in the Bible!

  • Almonds (Genesis 43:11)
  • Apples (Song of Solomon 2:5)
  • Boiled beef (1 Kings 19:21)
  • Butter (Genesis 18:8)
  • Cheese (1 Samuel 17:18)
  • Cracknels, which are hard, brittle biscuits (1 Kings 14:3)
  • Cucumbers (Numbers 11:5)
  • Egg whites (Job 6:6)
  • Fig cakes (1 Samuel 25:18)
  • Fish (John 21:9)
  • Goat (Leviticus 5:6, 6:26)
  • Honey (Genesis 43:11)
  • Hot bread (1 Samuel 21:6)
  • Lamb and, of course, sheep (Leviticus 5:6, 6:26)
  • Leeks (Numbers 11:5)
  • Manna (Numbers 11:7)
  • Melons (Numbers 11:5)
  • Milk (Genesis 18:8)
  • Onions (Numbers 11:5)
  • Parched corn (1 Samuel 25:18)
  • Pistachio nuts—using the correct translation of the original Hebrew (Genesis 43:11)
  • Pomegranate (Song of Solomon 6:7)
  • Raisins (1 Samuel 25:18)
  • Unleavened bread (1 Samuel 28:24)
  • Veal—the King James Version says “a fat calf” (1 Samuel 28:24)
  • Walnuts—using the correct translation of the original Hebrew (Song of Solomon 6:11)