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Bread in the Old Testament...

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Dec 4, 2012.

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    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

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    Bread in the Old Testament...

    Bread was a staple food in ancient Palestine, made daily in every household. It was such a commonplace item that we don’t get details of types, production, and consumption in the Biblical texts. If we look to the wider documents of the Ancient Near East (ANE), we find the same constant reference to “bread,” but again: few details.
     
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    In the Old Testament, bread was for eating, but wine was for celebrating...

    Wine had to stand for 40 days before it was usable as a drink offering. Once it had settled, it would be decanted into jars or skins (Matt 9:17). As with all wine, there were varieties by region, with red preferred to white, as well as blends. Some added water and balsam to old wine, sacred incense, honey and pepper...
     
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