Jesus’ Favorite Food (And 6 Other Fun Facts You May Have Missed About Him) — ShegznStuff
It is retold in countless manger scenes all over the world every Christmas season, as a reminder of His unusual birth. On Good Fridays, we commemorate His self-sacrifice and death. Then, on Easter Sundays, the incredible event of His resurrection is commemorated. Without a doubt, Jesus Christ has had a profound impact on human history that no other individual has had. Nevertheless, between His birth and death, He lived a life filled with extraordinary and, at times, amusing deeds and experiences.
I hope you enjoy it!
But, just so you’re aware, you won’t be prepared for 4.
1. JESUS SOMETIMES NEEDED “ME-TIME”
I used to be an outgoing person. I used to like socializing with other people. In fact, one of my Myers-Briggs personality profiles labeled me as someone who would become BFFs with everyone I chatted with within the first five minutes of a party. However, I must make a confession. Despite the fact that, as a pastor, my mission is to serve others, there are moments when I just want to be alone. Occasionally, I do not want to pray, counsel, or preach; I do not want to go to hospitals, funerals, or weddings; and I do not want to do emergency demonic exorcisms.
- To be alone in my car on an open road, listening to God speak to my heart, is all I desire in life right now.
- There were at least 5000 people who gathered to hear Him speak, according to the scriptures, according to one account.
- The lesson here is that it’s perfectly OK to take it easy.
2. JESUS HUNG OUT WITH PEOPLE YOU’D BE UNCOMFORTABLE SPENDING TIME WITH
Many of us read the Bible and like to think of the troublesome religious leaders as “The Others,” which refers to those who are not like us. We want to believe that if we had lived then, or if Jesus were still walking the planet now, we would have sided with Him rather than with them. The fact, on the other hand, is that the type of company Jesus kept would have made many of us feel very uncomfortable indeed.
So much so that we are unlikely to invite Him to be a guest speaker at one of our churches in the near future. Allow me to introduce you to thehomies first, before you launch into an argument. With these words, Jesus rolled:
- TAX COLLECTORS: Let’s call this organization what it truly is: the Mafia! Beyond the fact that these individuals were Jews who worked for a repressive and violent dictatorship to tax their own people, they were also known to utilize harsh and dictatorial methods to collect those payments from their victims. They frequently gathered more than was necessary and pocketed the excess for themselves, didn’t I mention that? Many of us were very impacted by the narrative of Michael Franzese’s conversion to Christianity, who was a former mafia leader for the Colombo criminal family in New York and later became a Christian. He was, however, not the type of man you’d want to have over for dinner with your family during his pre-Jesus years
- Instead, he was more likely to be a jerk. PROSTITUTES: Despite the fact that this area of business is still in existence today, the closest comparable would be with porn stars. Have you ever hosted a Beth Moore small group Bible study and asked a porn star to attend? DO YOU KNOW THAT ONE OF JESUS’ TWELVE DISCIPLESHIPS WAS NAMED “SIMON THE ZEALOT? ” Do you have any idea what a modern-day label for a Zealot looks like? Terrorist! Zealots were members of a Jewish political organization that emerged in the first century CE that frequently employed violent and aggressive tactics to defeat their invading overlords. “The Sicarii” was their moniker, which literally translates as “dagger men.” No, this isn’t the kind of people you’d feel most comfortable asking along for an all-night prayer lock-in, let’s be honest about it.
I could go on and on about the many types of individuals that Jesus spent time with, but I think you got the picture by now. A profound observation is made by Neil Cole in his book, “Church Transfusion.” “He didn’t hang around in locations that were safe,” he claims. It’s possible that nowadays, you’d be more likely to discover Jesus in a homosexual nightclub than in a church session. Is there anyone who would want to say amen? No? Are you crazy, bro? I was under the impression you wanted to be like Jesus.
Do you see where I’m heading with all of this?
Jesus spent time with them because he was really interested in their tale, and more significantly, in their souls, and wanted to help them.
It’s possible that you and I can learn a thing or two from our risen Savior.
3. JESUS HAD FRIGHTENINGLY SUPERNATURAL POWERS
Mr. Ricky Bobbyonce began his prayer with the following words: “Dear Lord Baby,.small newborn Jesus, dressed in your golden-fleece diapers and holding out your little, little, plump, balled-up hands.” That prayer elicited a lot of laughter from the audience. Some of us were filled with righteous outrage, since it was obvious that Lord Baby Jesus’ diapers were anything from golden. Huggies SnugDry size-1 diapers were used, and they were brand new! I’m joking, of course. They were only a size 2!
Listen, you can’t get away from the fact that Jesus was out of the ordinary and had an air of other-worldliness about him.
“Uh.this brotha ain’t from around here!” says the year 2015 in a sarcastic tone, but it’s true.
- Matthew, Mark, and Luke’s Gospel all have accounts of Jesus falling asleep in a storm at sea and His terrified disciples having to rouse him up by rousing him from his slumber. They begged Jesus to help because they were terrified that the storm would sink the boat. It was at this point that Christ rose to his feet and exhibited His authority and control over nature by instructing the wind to “stop it off! and be quiet!”, which the wind duly obeyed. It is said in Matthew 8:23-27 that the sea became literally as calm and smooth as glass during this time. That is hardly typical human behavior, to say the least. That, of course, is followed by the entire battle with 5000 demons, dubbed the Legion. Just to give you an idea of how powerful the demon-possessed guy in question was, consider the following: The only way to tie him was with a chain, which no longer worked. Because he had been shackled hand and foot on several occasions, he tore the chains apart and snapped the irons that held his feet together. No one was able to overpower him because they lacked strength.” However, following an inquiry by Jesus during which the demons pleaded with Him to spare their deaths, HePERMITSthem to find a new home among pigs, which they do. Don’t overlook how significant this is and what it speaks about Jesus as a person! Demons must first seek His permission before they are allowed to wander. That’s a significant amount of money! Believe me when I say that I’ve met one. They aren’t taking it easy on those bad leeches
- Though there are multiple tales in which Jesus resurrected the dead back to life, there is one incident in particular that stands out in my memory –the resuscitation of the widow’s deceased son. What a way to ruin someone’s funeral! The funeral home had cleaned up after this woman’s son and prepared him for burial before he was laid to rest in the grave. Have you ever attended a funeral service for a teenager? There must be a lot of people in tears, right? At such a gathering, imagine a middle-aged guy approaching the casket and chatting to the corpse, and the deceased youngster really standing up, searching about for his mother, and reaching out for her in a hug? Is it possible to say, “pandemonium?” Nonetheless, it is how Jesus operates and what an AWESOMELY-GOD HE is
Allow me to close off our discussion with a quotation from author C.S Lewis. As he says in the introduction to his book, “Mere Christianity,” “I’m trying to prevent anyone from saying the truly silly thing that people sometimes say about Him:”I’m willing to accept Jesus as a wonderful moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.” That is the one thing we are not allowed to mention. It would be difficult to consider Jesus a great moral teacher if he were simply a man who spoke the kinds of things Jesus said.
You are required to make a decision.
The options are to shut him up as a naive fool, spit at him and kill him as a demon, or to prostrate yourself at his feet and address him as Lord and God.
However, we must refrain from referring to him as a wonderful human teacher in order to avoid appearing condescending. That is not something he has left available to us. He had no intention of doing so.”
4. JESUS’ FAVORITE FOOD WAS FISH
Okay. This is a bit of a stretch. However, the narratives of His life in the New Testament appear to contain a large number of fish. For starters, He decided to refer to His disciples as “fishermen.” The butchers or the farmers might have been contacted, but noooooooo.why? Because He enjoys eating fish! Two, following His resurrection and prior to His ascension, He gathers His followers for a significant supper, probably the final meal they would ever have. What was on the menu? Yup. FISH! Why do you believe He picked the seafood choice on two consecutive times (Mark 6:31-34 and Mark 8:1-9) while He was feeding crowds numbering in the thousands, aside from those two very strong arguments?
5. JESUS LOVED TO PARTEE!
Okay. To say this is a stretch would be an understatement. However, the New Testament stories of His life appear to contain a large number of fish. In the first place, He decided to refer to His disciples as “fishermen.” The butchers or the farmers might have been contacted, but noooooooo. why? He like fish, for obvious reasons. In the second instance, after His resurrection and before His ascension, He gathers His disciples together for an important dinner, which may have been His last meal with them.
Aside from those two incredibly persuasive arguments, on two distinct instances (Mark 6:31-34 and Mark 8:1-9) where He feeds crowds numbering in the thousands, why in the world do you believe He selected fish over meat on those occasions?
- Luke 14 describes how Jesus accepts an invitation to an after-dinner party with a Pharisee
- He relates a fable about another fantastic celebration while at the same gathering. As he narrates three episodes in Luke 15, they all conclude with a party or some other type of celebration
- Every time someone repents and turns to God, the angels throw a celebration, according to Luke 15:10, which brings us behind the scenes of spiritual reality. Luke 5:29 describes Matthew the Tax Collector throwing a feast for Jesus and inviting all of his outcast acquaintances to attend. As recorded inLuke 19:1-10, Jesus invites Himself over to Zaccheus’ house for an unplanned gathering. Is it true that you’ve read the book of Revelation? On several times, we witness multiethnic throngs of people rejoicing in front of the throne of God. Moreover, I haven’t even mentioned the ultimate party that everyone believes is still yet to take place, The Marriage Feast of the Lamb
What is my point? Because Jesus enjoys a nice party, you should throw one this weekend and invite someone who doesn’t typically get asked to gatherings.
6. JESUS GOT REALLY MAD A FEW TIMES
What’s the point, you could wonder. Because Jesus enjoys a nice party, you should host one this weekend and ask someone who isn’t typically invited to parties to come along.
7. JESUS IS COMING BACK.not IN A MANGER! (HINT: HE’LL HAVE A SWORD, AN ARMY, …AND A TATTOO)
In college, I had a roommate who once asked me a sincere and honest inquiry regarding my religious beliefs. “Shegz, do you ever get scared that if Jesus returns, the uber-religious mega-Church leaders of today would persecute Him and possibly kill Him as they did back in the day?” the question went something like this. When He returns, not only will He be packing a lot of heat, but He’ll also be ready to kick some serious tail!” I don’t remember exactly what I said in response, but I do recall saying something along the lines of, “When He returns, not only will He be packing a lot of heat, but He’ll also be ready to kick some serious tail!” That is something that even the greatest man who ever lived would agree with because he once said that there was a time for every season and a time for every matter under the heavens.
There was a time when Jesus came to earth in the guise of a helpless newborn to serve as a lowly servant.
According to the Bible, a time is approaching when the dead in Christ will rise first, accompanied by the voice of the archangel and the sound of God’s trumpet.
Everyone on the planet will witness His burning eyes, his flowing white robe drenched in blood along the edges, an army behind Him and a sword of judgment issuing forth from Him, as well as a name tattooed on His thigh that reads, “King of Kinds and LORD of LORDS.” That second coming will be followed by a period when every knee will bend, in heaven, on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, at which point the world will be saved.
- So, yes, that’s all.
- Lift your sight to the horizon!
- Are you hungry?
- Are you fed up with religion?
- If you come away with me, you’ll be able to reclaim your life.
- Take a walk with me and work with me to see how I do things.
- I’m not going to put something bulky or ill-fitting on you, promise.
Segun Shegz Aiyegbusi is Shegz’s husband. Dad. Pastor. Nigerian-born and raised in the United States. Storyteller. Praying for the opportunity to be a prayer warrior. I’m a big fan of steak. This message is from a follower of Jesus Christ, telling you that God the Father continues to love you.
Jesus’ Favorite Food
What do you think God consumes on a daily basis? We will know the Father if we have seen Jesus, according to Jesus’ own words. So perhaps a more appropriate inquiry would be, what did Jesus eat, and what are His favorite foods, today? Keep in mind that in the Middle East, it is customary to ask for extra helping of anything if you enjoy it. It would be impolite to behave in any other way. As a result, anytime Jesus ate food while on our planet, He most likely took a second serving. Some humans, who have lately arrived in paradise, are preparing a special supper for Jesus to express their gratitude for freeing them from sin and bringing them to the kingdom of heaven.
- As they gather around the table, they discuss what Jesus’ favorite cuisine was, as well as what they should serve for supper that night.
- “Oh my God!” said Peter.
- In fact, He prepared fish for us disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee shortly after He rose from the dead.” “Yes, that’s correct,” James and John the Sons of Thunder said, “we were there and had a meal of fish with Him.
- “I believe we should proceed with caution,” Gideon stated.
- Then He sacrificed it by burning it with His staff in order to make a sweet-smelling offering!
- Besides, we believe that a vegan supper would be the most appropriate.” “Perhaps the pulse might be offered as a burnt sacrifice,” Gideon speculated.
- “We’re not sure what the word’vegan’ means, or what it would taste like, but we do know what His favorite fruit is – the Tree of Life!” Adam eventually said.
“It had to be His favorite fruit!” says the author.
“I’m aware that everyone of you has had some memorable culinary encounters with Jesus throughout the years.
As Abraham pointed out, “See, there’s another another vote for curds!
Flatbread, olives, raisins, figs, pomegranates, grapes, honey, and almonds are some of his favorite foods, as are olive oil and vinegar.
What is a cottage cheese loaf, and how does it taste?
And I don’t believe I’ve ever seen aWham before.
Kafree Tea is a caffeine-free alternative to regular tea that we consume in place of regular coffee.
“I think we’re making a tremendous mistake if we don’t cook a fatted calf with curds,” Abraham said once again.
What are your plans for the rest of the day?
I previously said that you enjoyed fatty calves, curds, and flatbread.
The Tree of Life received the majority vote from Adam and Eve.
Pastor Nelson thought that a cottage cheese loaf, Wham slices, and Kafree Tea would be fitting for a holiday gathering.
Gideon, on the other hand, is particularly concerned that anything we serve will be sacrificed as a sweet-smelling offering.
What you supply will not be burnt, and I pledge not to burn it for you.” “I am confident that whatever you provide will not be burned.” “How about you, what is your favorite food?” Pastor Nelson inquired.
My nourishment is carrying out the Father’s will by gathering all of the righteous from the harvest of the earth.
All of them, like the thief on the cross, will be able to learn from their experiences.
Jesus ate lamb, fish, and cheese throughout his time on earth.
What an incredible thought: that the all-powerful Creator—the One who called galaxies into existence—would be willing to come to earth and consume dead animals in order to teach and show us what God the Father is like!
Questions: Was Abraham a vegetarian at one point?
Why didn’t AdamEve advise that they cook some sort of animal for supper?
No, there will be no death in paradise, and the animals will be our companions in the hereafter.
Should we ever pass judgment on what other people eat?
Every individual must be completely convinced in their own minds since everyone will have to answer to God for the actions they choose (Romans 14:5, 12).
Their language, knowledge, cuisine, and relationships are all based on their own personal experience, and they are unable to comprehend the ultimate truth about any issue under debate.
Throughout history, God has desired for mankind to be in the best possible health so that we might live longer lives to testify and labor tirelessly for Him.
Dennis Hollingsead is a development officer at Andrews University, where he works in the Office of Development.
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What Would Jesus Eat? The Science Within the Bible
Dr. Don Colbert and AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically, have conducted extensive research into the Bible in order to uncover nutritional hints concerning Jesus’ diet. What Made His Food So Distinctive? Those who lived during Jesus’ time had predominantly a clean plant-based diet. Among the foods that were widely consumed in that part of the globe were lentils, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dates, almonds, and fish. Some people even consumed grasshoppers and bugs as appetizers!
- Many people ate the majority of their food uncooked, which provided them with extra health advantages.
- Aside from that, cooking some meals decreases their nutritional worth.
- Because of this, it is likely that Jesus and his disciples consumed only lean red meat or fowl.
- What evidence does science provide to support this?
- They came to the conclusion that humans are better suited for a plant-based diet that contains minimal meat – particularly red meat.
- We have four canine teeth, eight frontal teeth, and numerous molars in total.
- The four canine teeth in our lower jaw are meant to rip flesh apart. Carnivores such as alligators, wolves, and sharks have a higher concentration of this kind of tooth in their jaws. When we bite into fruits and vegetables, our eight frontal teeth, commonly known as incisors, come into play. Molars, on the other hand, are the bulk of our teeth and are positioned in the rear of the mouth. They are employed in the grinding and crushing of plants and seeds.
The four canine teeth on our lower jaw are meant to rip flesh apart with their sharp edges. Sharks, alligators, wolves, and other predators all have a higher concentration of this kind of tooth in their jaws. When we bite into fruits and vegetables, our eight frontal teeth, commonly known as incisors, do the work. Molars, on the other hand, are the bulk of our teeth and are found in the rear of the mouth. The machines are employed in the grinding and crushing of plants and seeds.
What Foods Did Jesus Eat
The four canine teeth in our lower jaw are meant to break meat apart. Carnivores such as alligators, wolves, and sharks have more of these types of teeth in their jaws than other animals. Our eight frontal teeth, also known as incisors, are utilized to chew food and to bite into vegetables and fruits. We do, however, have a large number of molars, which are placed near the rear of the mouth. They are utilized in the grinding and crushing of plants and seeds.
What was Jesus’s favorite food?
Our four canine teeth are meant to break meat apart. More of these kind of teeth may be found in the jaws of carnivores such as alligators, wolves, and sharks. Our eight frontal teeth, often known as incisors, are utilized to bite into fruits and vegetables. The bulk of our teeth, on the other hand, are molars, which are placed near the rear of the mouth.
They are used to grind and smash plants and seeds.
What did Jesus really eat?
And he seized it, and he ate it in front of them.” As a result, we can be certain that Jesus ate fish and honey. An further passage, found in John 21:9-10, refers to Jesus and fish. “9. As soon as they came to shore, they saw a fire of coals there, with fish set on it and bread,” the verse reads.
What Jesus ate for breakfast?
Breakfast consists of milk or yoghurt, dried figs or grapes, pomegranate juice, and honey (optional).
What foods does Jesus say not to eat?
Morning meal: Milk or yoghurt, dried figs or grapes, pomegranate juice, and honey (optional).
What was Jesus favorite fruit?
Breakfast consists of milk or yoghurt, dried figs or grapes, pomegranate juice, and honey.
What is Jesus favorite flower?
In Christianity, the passion flower is connected with Christ because different portions of this flower symbolise different aspects of Christ’s crucifixion.
What was Jesus’s last name?
In Christianity, the passion flower is connected with Christ because different portions of the flower symbolise different aspects of the crucifixion.
Did Jesus have a child?
The book that says Jesus had a wife and children — as well as the man who wrote it — are both under fire. The authors wish to speak about Christ in their book. You should be aware that, hidden under millennia of disinformation and deceit, Jesus had a secret wife named Mary Magdalene with whom he fathered two children. They want you to be aware of this fact.
Did Jesus have a wife?
Book that says Jesus had a wife and children — and the author who is at the center of the controversy around it A discussion on Christ is desired by the writers. You should be aware that, hidden under centuries of disinformation and deceit, Jesus had a secret wife named Mary Magdalene with whom he fathered two children. They want you to be aware of this.
Why is 7 the number of God?
The number seven is God’s personal favorite. Immediately following God’s creation of all things in the beginning for six (6) days, On the seventh day, he took a day of relaxation. God, according to the Book of Genesis, established the notion of a seven-day workweek for mankind.
What is Jesus favorite country?
He’s originally from Mexico, and that’s where he’s staying.
What kind of fish did Jesus Eat?
Several sources claim that tilapia was the fish that was caught by St. Peter in the Sea of Galilee and then served to the people of Tabgha, an ancient town on the sea’s north-west shore, by Jesus. The fact that the fish is also known as “St. Peter’s fish” and that it is separated from the meat in accordance with Lenten norms is one of the reasons for its popularity.
Can Christians eat pork?
However, despite the fact that Christianity is also an Abrahamic faith, the majority of Christians do not adhere to these portions of Mosaic law and are thus free to ingest pork. Pork, on the other hand, is considered taboo by Seventh-day Adventists, along with other items prohibited by Jewish law.
Does the Bible say not to eat pork?
It is forbidden to consume swine, according to Leviticus 11:27, since “it separates the hoof but does not chew the cud,” as God explains to Moses and his people. Furthermore, the ban states that “you shall not partake of their flesh, and you shall not touch their corpses; they are filthy to you.” This concept is reiterated later in the book of Deuteronomy.
Can Christians drink alcohol?
The Christian perspective on alcohol is complex.
Both the Bible and Christian tradition, they said, teaches that wine is a gift from God that may enhance one’s enjoyment of life, but that overindulgence that results in intoxication is evil.
What religion is the flower of life?
Christianity. The Flower of Life and Christianity have been linked in a variety of ways over the centuries. The Seed of Life has a special significance in Christianity because it represents the seven days of creation with its seven overlapping circles, which represent the seven days of creation.
Which flower is known as flower of God?
The carnation, technically known as Dianthus caryophyllus, is a flower that has a long and illustrious history. Depending on who you ask, the scientific term Dianthus translates as ‘flower of the gods,’ ‘flower of love,’ or ‘heavenly blooms,’ depending on where you get your information. For thousands of years, Dianthus has been revered.
What are the five trees in heaven?
According to Jewish mystical Kabbalah, the “five trees” might also allude to the Five Worlds of Asiyah, Yetzirah, Beriah, and AtzilutAdam Kadmon, which are descriptive of dimensional levels associated with the soul’s development toward oneness with or return to the Creator.
What is God’s real name?
Additionally, the “five trees” might be understood as alluding to the Five Worlds of the mystical Jewish Kabbalah: Asiyah, Yetzirah, Beriah, AtzilutAdam Kadmon — descriptive of dimensional levels associated to the soul’s development toward union with or return to the Creator.
What’s Jesus’s favorite color?
God’s favorite color is the color blue. Did you know that God has a favorite color that you don’t know about? He does, in fact,!
What was Jesus father’s last name?
Because Joseph is described as a “tekton,” which historically meant “carpenter,” it is likely that he taught Jesus his trade when he was in Nazareth, according to the Gospels. Although Joseph is never referenced by name again in the Bible beyond this point, one may find a reference to “both his parents” in the tale of Jesus’ entry into the temple.
Who is Lucifer’s father?
Because Joseph is described as a “tekton,” which historically meant “carpenter,” it is presumed that he taught Jesus his trade when he was living in Nazareth, according to the Gospels. At this point, however, Joseph is never referenced by name again in the Bible, despite the fact that the tale of Jesus in the temple contains a reference to “both his parents.”
Who was the son of Jesus?
It is the opinion of Jacobovici and Pellegrino that the Aramaic inscriptions reading “Judah, son of Jesus,” “Jesus, son of Joseph,” and “Mariamne,” a name they believe to be that of Mary Magdalene, collectively preserve the record of a family group that included Jesus, his wife Mary Magdalene, and son Judah.
How did Jesus know he was the son of God?
Jacobovici and Pellegrino argue that the Aramaic inscriptions “Judah, son of Jesus,” “Jesus, son of Joseph,” and “Mariamne,” a name they associate with Mary Magdalene, together preserve the record of a family group consisting of Jesus, his wife Mary Magdalene, and son Judah, according to their interpretation.
Enjoy Jesus’s Favorite Meal
The food is the most enjoyable aspect of Christmas. But I’m not referring about the meal that usually comes to mind when someone hears the phrase.
Eating in Samaria
Earlier in John chapter 4, Jesus and his followers had stopped for meals at the Samaritan town of Sychar to replenish their supplies. The disciples, on the other hand, were completely unaware that their conception of eating differed from Jesus’ conception of food. In part, this is due to the fact that the disciples’ assumptions about why they were in Samaria did not line up with Jesus’ plans for their visit. They considered Samaria to be a “fly-over” zone, a location that had to be passed through in order to go to where they wanted to go.
- However, the Samaritans did have food, and the disciples were starving, so they were content to halt at Sychar for a loaf of fresh bread.
- Samaria was a field that was ready to be harvested.
- And he would be enjoying his favorite supper as a result of his actions.
- And when they presented him with bread, they were even more astonished to discover that Jesus had already eaten it, making their confusion even worse.
- It only became more perplexing when he stated that his meal was to be consumed in accordance with the will of his Father (John 4:34).
- That is, it wasn’t until Jesus urged them to lift up their eyes and look at the harvest (John 4:35), and they turned to see a large group of Samaritans heading their way, that they realized what was going on.
The harvest wasn’t just around the corner in Galilee. There was a white harvest in the bleak land of Samaria, where no one had anticipated it. In the desert, there was bread to be found.
Don’t Miss the Best Christmas Meal
For sustenance, Jesus and his followers had stopped in the Samaritan town of Sychar, according to the Fourth Gospel of John. It wasn’t until after Jesus’ death that the disciples realized how different their perceptions of eating were from his perceptions of food. In part, this is due to the fact that the disciples’ assumptions about why they were in Samaria were at odds with Jesus’ intentions. In their minds, Samaria was a “fly-over” zone, a location that had to be passed through in order to go to where they needed to go.
- They were content, however, to halt at Sychar for bread because the Samaritans had food and the disciples were starving.
- Samuel’s land was ripe for harvesting when he met him.
- And he would be enjoying his favorite supper as a result of his efforts.
- And when they presented him with bread, they were even more puzzled to discover that Jesus had already eaten it, making their confusion even more.
- As soon as he stated that his meal was to be consumed in accordance with his Father’s wishes, things became even more complicated (John 4:34).
- Not until Jesus ordered them to lift up their eyes and view the harvest (John 4:35), and they turned to see a large group of Samaritans heading their way, did they begin to grasp what he was talking about.
- There was a white harvest in the arid land of Samaria, where no one expected it to happen.
What Did Jesus Eat and Drink?
Sandy Mittelsteadt contributed to this article. The increasing interest in eating and drinking during the impending Holiday Season led me to believe that writing about what Jesus ate and drank during his lifetime would be beneficial. When it came to eating, Jesus would have adhered to the dietary regulations provided down in Leviticus Chapter 11, which he would have done as an observant Jew. Regardless of the restrictions, Jesus’ diet would have been limited by what was available to him at the time of his death.
- He most likely just ate twice a day – in the morning and in the evening – and ate very little else.
- According to Luke 24:41-43, “41.
- And they presented him with a piece of grilled fish as well as a honeycomb.
- And he grabbed it and ate it in front of them.” As a result, we can be certain that Jesus ate fish and honey.
- Jesus consumed fish caught in the Sea of Galilee.
Peter’s fish (tilapia), have been preserved.
Because big catches could be kept for times of scarcity, fish was frequently dried, smoked, or salted, which alleviated the availability problem by prolonging the shelf life of the product.
It was most likely coarse wholegrain barley bread, which would have gone rancid and moldy if it had not been consumed on a regular basis.
When it came to making bread, the wealthier people would have chosen wheat or millet.
When it comes to the grinding of flour and making bread, the Mishnah (the earliest important recorded collection of Jewish oral traditions) specifies that the wife’s responsibilities include everything from washing and cooking garments to caring for her husband’s children.
These mills were known to leave a residue of grit in the bread they produced.
Indeed, the skeletons of those who lived during the time of Jesus reveal teeth that have been worn down by years of eating stale bread.
Ordinary folks baked once a week; professional bakers in villages baked once every three days; and the only ones who baked more frequently than that were the bakers in cities.
If you’re interested in knowing more, the bread might still go moldy despite proper drying, yet it was still often consumed.
Other delicacies included grapes, raisins, vinegar, and wine (Jesus referred to Himself as “The True Vine,” and a sponge soaked in wine vinegar was presented to Jesus when He was hanging on the cross).
The region grew a variety of fruits and vegetables, including apples, pears, apricots, peaches, melons, and dates, which were all likely consumed by Jesus (a fourth-century mosaic depicts Christ surrounded by pomegranates).
Miqpeh (lentils stew) was a type of stew that consisted mostly of a hardened mass, which is exactly what occurs to cooked lentils when left to cool.
Garlic was frequently used in the preparation of miqpeh, and cabbage was also used.
For flavorings, the Bible mentions mustard (remember Jesus’ tale of the mustard seed in Mark 4:31), as well as dill, cumin, cinnamon, mint, and salt.
Jesus most likely drank water, wine, and milk while on the cross (from goats and sheep).
Besides almonds and pistachio nuts, Jesus would have enjoyed baked cakes prepared with honey, dates, and raisins for dessert. In summation, as you can see, Jesus ate a lot of fresh food that was in season at the time.
What did Jesus eat? Coffee and chocolate were not on the menu
The Lord’s Prayer, which is presented in somewhat different forms in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, is arguably the most well-known prayer in the world today. However, the lines “Give us this day our daily food” are included in this prayer, which is rather remarkable. Exactly what this bread is made of is up for discussion. According to the Gospel of John, “I am the Bread of Life,” thus it’s possible that this is a reference to Jesus himself. Most likely, it is referring to the actual bread, which has been a staple diet in the Middle East since the beginning of civilisation.
- Perhaps all of these readings are correct; but, if the latter is correct, what did Jesus consume on a regular basis?
- Although Jewish law authorized the use of bread produced from wheat, other grains such as barley, oats, rye, and spelt were also permitted.
- In the Hebrew language, the word for wine is yayin, which originates from the term for fermentation, and in the New Testament, the word for wine is oinos, which is translated as vinum in Latin.
- According to one historian, the average male in the Middle East consumed roughly a litre of wine in the course of a day, although the New Testament warns against overindulging in alcohol on multiple occasions.
- His appearance to the disciples after his resurrection is depicted as him eating fish in order to demonstrate that he was genuine, and not some ghost.
- Jesus ate figs, as evidenced by the fact that, on his trip to Jerusalem, he grabbed for a fig tree, despite the fact that it was not fig season at that time.
- As a result, we may be pretty certain that Jesus followed the dietary regulations of ancient Israel, and we can identify foods that he would not have consumed, such as pork, shellfish, reptiles, and carrion-eating animals.
Anything native to the New World, such as maize corn, pumpkins, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and chocolate, would have been inaccessible to Jesus.
To live a life without coffee or chocolate would have been a life of extreme asceticism in my opinion.
The closest thing Hebrew has to a term for beer is sekhar, which may be used to refer to beer or a variety of other powerful alcoholic beverages.
However, it is almost probable that Jesus did not receive that reward following the Sermon on the Mount.
People in the ancient Near East ate a lot of plant-based meals rather than meat, and this was especially true in Egypt.
Various grains were frequently crushed and cooked to create a porridge-like consistency.
The Persians brought rice to the inhabitants of Judea during the era after the post-exilic restoration of the Jewish temple in the fifth century B.C., during which time the Jewish temple was reconstructed.
There are several nuts mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, including almonds, walnuts, and pistachios, all of which supplied protein, and it is likely that Jesus was familiar with these foods.
Jesus’ diet most probably included dried fruits such as raisins and dates, although they do not have a very long shelf life.
In addition to the olive and the fig, apricots, dates, and the quince were cultivated in the time of Jesus Christ.
However, there is a term for apples in modern Hebrew.
Fruits also had the benefit of being able to be cooked down to form a syrup, which was useful for preserving them during storage.
In any case, we might speculate that Jesus ate relatively little meat because it was a more expensive item at the time.
Because a lamb shank was part of the rite and the Passover lambs were murdered at the same time, it is often considered that Jesus’ Last Supper contained lamb.
The Passover lamb should be cooked according to the instructions in the Torah.
The Jews of Jesus’ day raised a variety of birds, including not just chickens but also doves, turtledoves, ducks, and geese, among other things.
It has been speculated by archaeologists that individuals living during this historical period and in that location could only have been able to have meat three or four times a year, and that these were only on special occasions.
Many people in Jesus’ day were famished because of a scarcity of food.
It is possible that if the first 12 disciples had seen our modern supermarkets, which were stocked with food, they would have believed they had died and gone to heaven. Jesus, on the other hand, would not have been under any such delusions.
Jesus’ Favorite Food
When Jesus was persuaded to take a break and eat, he responded, “I have food to eat that you are unaware of” (John 4:32, NASB). The disciples were completely perplexed. I envision them scratching their heads and searching the surrounding area for Jesus’ hidden cache of delicacies, thinking to themselves: “No one gave Him anything to eat, did he?” (See John 4:33.) Then Jesus declared, “My nourishment is to carry out the will of Him who sent Me and to complete His task” (John 4:34). Of course, Jesus did consume actual food at some point, but it was not his primary concern.
Jesus doesn’t have an issue with it.
It’s not out of the ordinary.
Meal times are important in many people’s lives; they include breakfast, lunch, supper, snacks, and so on.
Every 3-4 hours, you’ll be served a meal.
We eat because we are bored.
Is it true that we’re hungry, or do we just prefer to eat?
I have that in my Bible.
No one could have predicted that denying the body, serving others, and putting more emphasis on the spiritual would result in improved health.
It was Jesus who accomplished it.
Many people are malnourished because they have placed a higher priority on working for the things of this world than they have placed on working for the betterment of the world.
What is it that truly satisfies?
Who knew what Jesus’ favorite dish was until now.