The seven species listed are wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranates, olive (oil), and date (date honey) (Deuteronomy 8:8). Their first fruits were the only acceptable offerings in the Temple.
The seven plant species mentioned in the Bible describes the fertility of the Promised Land. These are: wheat, barley, the grapevine, the fig tree, the pomegranate tree, the olive tree and the date palm.
What did Jesus eat on a typical day? The short answer: a lot of bread. Bread was a staple in the typical daily diet in the first-century Greco-Roman world, supplemented with limited amounts of local fruits and vegetables, oil, and salt. Bread in first-century Galilee would have been made with wheat or barley flour.
"God does not have a favorite food because he doesn't eat because he is always watching over us." It's true God is always watching over us, but he's not trapped by his responsibilities. Jesus took time to enjoy meals with his disciples.
Diospryros: food of the gods (“Dios” means God; “pyros” means grain or food.). That's Latin for persimmon- and if you were one of the 6,500 students who tasted persimmons this month at school through Sierra Harvest, you understand just how this glowing orange fruit got its name.
“He really likes fish. In fact, He cooked fish for us disciples at the shore of Galilee soon after His resurrection.” “That's right,” said James and John the Sons of Thunder, “We were there and ate fish with Him for breakfast.” Abraham replied, “Well, maybe fish is okay for breakfast but we are thinking about supper.”
Prohibited foods that may not be consumed in any form include all animals—and the products of animals—that do not chew the cud and do not have cloven hoofs (e.g., pigs and horses); fish without fins and scales; the blood of any animal; shellfish (e.g., clams, oysters, shrimp, crabs) and all other living creatures that ...
Bible Gateway Leviticus 11 :: NIV. You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud. "`There are some that only chew the cud or only have a split hoof, but you must not eat them. The camel, though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is ceremonially unclean for you.
Each day began with a light breakfast of bread or a piece for fruit. Bread was kneaded and baked every day, one of the mother's main chores. At midday, those in the Holy Land would eat a light lunch of bread, grain, olives, and figs. The main meal was eaten at the end of the day.
Biblical references to eggs are only in reference to gathering them from the wild (for example, Deuteronomy 22:6–7 and Isaiah 10:14). Eggs seem to have increased in use for food only with the introduction of chickens as food and were commonly used as food by Roman times.
I love the fact that Jesus himself cooked the meal for his weary disciples. This isn't the first time that God provided food or drink to those who needed encouragement (e.g., Hagar and Ishmael in Gen. 21:8-21; Elijah in 1 Kings 19:1-8).
He reminded them that God was sending them to the Land of Israel, where seven special fruits would nourish them. These fruits are all mentioned in the above verse from the Book of Deuteronomy - wheat, barley, grapes (vines), figs, pomegranates, olives and dates (honey).
The “Seven Species of Israel” are identified in the description of Israel in Deuteronomy 8:8, “a land of wheat, barley, grapevines, figs, and pomegranates; a land of oil olives and date honey.” These fruits and grains were the staple foods of biblical times, and still maintain a presence across modern Israel's ...
These include shrimp/prawns, lobster, scallops, mussels, oysters, squid, octopus, crabs and other shellfish) is not clean. Some "fin fish" do not have scales (e.g. various types of tuna - blue fin and yellow fin are clean) and therefore are also included amongst the Biblical unclean foods.
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb-bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food." In the second chapter of Genesis (2:16-17) vegetarianism is re-affirmed as people's spiritually proper diet.
In Leviticus 11:27, God forbids Moses and his followers to eat swine “because it parts the hoof but does not chew the cud.” Furthermore, the prohibition goes, “Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean to you.” That message is later reinforced in Deuteronomy.
Prohibition in Jewish law
According to Leviticus 11:3, animals like cows, sheep, and deer that have divided hooves and chew their cud may be consumed. Pigs should not be eaten because they don't chew their cud. The ban on the consumption of pork is repeated in Deuteronomy 14:8.
As to which fruit may have been the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden, possibilities include apple, grape, pomegranate, fig, carob, etrog or citron, pear, quince, and mushrooms.
A bean stew, lamb, olives, bitter herbs, a fish sauce, unleavened bread, dates and aromatized wine likely were on the menu at the Last Supper, says recent research into Palestinian cuisine during Jesus's time.
The only food allowed to Adam and Eve (and indeed all the animals) in the Garden of Eden was plants.
Milk for Strength
In Christ, God offers to gratify the appetite for such growth and goodness. “Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation — if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good” (1 Peter 2:2–3).