Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians

Salt Seasonings:

Salt in Biblical times is as important in our everyday life. Salt is a basic commodity we use for seasonings and to preserving food. Salt is used symbolically; believers are the salt o the earth. Salt is used in the sacrificial practice, there is a “Covenant of Salt”, and there are even places carrying the name salt. Salt used as a Seasoning: Salt had a variety of uses in ancient times just like w ...[Read More]

Rue Seasoning:

Rue is only mentioned once in the Bible as a tithe used by the Pharisees. According to Pliny the Great there are many medicinal used for Rue. Jesus proclaimed an exclamation of grief regarding the Pharisees. That they would tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs. Rue was a garden herb. They ignored the judgments and the love of the LORD God. These they should have done yet they left undone the ...[Read More]

Mustard Seasonings, Spices and Herbs:

Jesus tells the Parable that the kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed. It is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. (Matthew 13:31-32; Mark 4:31; Luke 13:19). The second account of mustard being used in the Bible is in Matthew and Luke. The disciples came ...[Read More]

Mint Spices and Herbs:

Mint is mentioned twice in the Bible. Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42. The mint is a kind of small odoriferous herb, with which the Jews used to scatter on the floors of their houses and synagogues. (Strong. 2001. #2238). The giving of the tenth part of all the increase of seeds to the LORD was instructed for the Jews according to Law if Moses. You shall truly tithe all the increase of your seed that ...[Read More]

Garlic Seasonings, Spices and Herbs:

Garlic or garlick was part of the food the Israelites ate while they were enslaved to work on the building of the Pyramids. Garlic is used in cooking and is often eaten raw on slices of bread. The Old Testament uses the Hebrew “garlick” which is translated as garlic. “We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garli ...[Read More]

Cummin Herb:

Introduction: Cummin is a garden herb that is related to carrots. Cummin is an aromatic bitter seed that has been used since Biblical times to season food. Cummin was revealed by Isaiah in the Old Testament teaching about wisdom. Jesus Christ condemned the Scribes and Pharisees who were “zealous in paying tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the Law, ...[Read More]

Coriander Spice:

Introduction: Coriander seed is mentioned twice in the Old Testament. This is because of its earthly similarity to the heaven bestowed manna. This herb is an annual and of the parsley family, common in Palestine and Syria. It has a tall stalk with small white flowers. The plant emits a disagreeable odor. The seeds are globular, light gray in color and their aromatic flavor is prized in seasoning a ...[Read More]

Cinnamon Spices:

Introduction: Cinnamon is a member of the laurel family. The bark is used because it produces oil. Quills of spines of the bark and the ground inner rind of the bark are used for sweetening food. Cinnamon oil was treasured as a precious perfume and spice. Exodus 30:22-26; Proverbs 7:17; Song of Solomon 4:14; Revelation 18:13 The LORD God told Moses to take principal spices, of pure myrrh five hund ...[Read More]

Olive/Olive Oil Misc.:

The Olive is an important food in Israel and a source of oil. Olives was one of the blessings of the Promised Land. Olive oil was used to burn in lamps. It was also used as a holy anointing oil and also to anoint kings and full of goodness. Olive tree and olives were used symbolically. It has been used as an emblem of peace and reconciliation and a symbol of the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The o ...[Read More]

Locust Miscellaneous:

The locust are one of the few insects mentioned as a clean or allowed source of food. Locusts were fried in flour or honey, or were preserved by being dried. Locusts and wild honey a basic diet in the wilderness for John the Baptist. Locust are a used as an illustration of the judgment of the LORD God against a rebellious nation. Locusts are ravenous at all three stages of their development-a larv ...[Read More]