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Easton's Bible DictionaryA feast provided for the entertainment of a company of guests (Esther 5; 7; 1 Peter 4:3); such as was provided for our Lord by his friends in Bethany (Matthew 26:6; Mark 14:3; Comp. John 12:2). These meals were in the days of Christ usually called "suppers," after the custom of the Romans, and were partaken of toward the close of the day. It was usual to send a second invitation (Matthew 22:3; Luke 14:17) to those who had been already invited. When the whole company was assembled, the master of the house shut the door with his own hands (Luke 13:25; Matthew 25:10).
The guests were first refreshed with water and fragrant oil (Luke 7:38; Mark 7:4). A less frequent custom was that of supplying each guest with a robe to be worn during the feast (Ecclesiastes 9:8; Revelation 3:4, 5; Matthew 22:11). At private banquets the master of the house presided; but on public occasions a "governor of the feast" was chosen (John 2:8). The guests were placed in order according to seniority (Genesis 43:33), or according to the rank they held (Proverbs 25:6, 7; Matthew 23:6; Luke 14:7).
As spoons and knives and forks are a modern invention, and were altogether unknown in the East, the hands alone were necessarily used, and were dipped in the dish, which was common to two of the guests (John 13:26). In the days of our Lord the guests reclined at table; but the ancient Israelites sat around low tables, cross-legged, like the modern Orientals. Guests were specially honoured when extra portions were set before them (Genesis 43:34), and when their cup was filled with wine till it ran over (Psalm 23:5). The hands of the guests were usually cleaned by being rubbed on bread, the crumbs of which fell to the ground, and were the portion for dogs (Matthew 15:27; Luke 16:21).
At the time of the three annual festivals at Jerusalem family banquets were common. To these the "widow, and the fatherless, and the stranger" were welcome (Deuteronomy 16:11). Sacrifices also included a banquet (Exodus 34:15; Judges 16:23). Birthday banquets are mentioned (Genesis 40:20; Matthew 14:6). They were sometimes protracted, and attended with revelry and excess (Genesis 21:8; 29:22; 1 Samuel 25:2, 36; 2 Samuel 13:23). Portions were sometimes sent from the table to poorer friends (Nehemiah 8:10; Esther 9:19, 22). (see MEALS.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A feast; a sumptuous entertainment of eating and drinking; often, a complimentary or ceremonious feast, followed by speeches.
2. (n.) A dessert; a course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat or sweetmeats.
3. (v. t.) To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.
4. (v. i.) To regale one's self with good eating and drinking; to feast.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBANQUET
Greek1403. doche -- a reception, a banquet
... a reception, a banquet. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: doche Phonetic
Spelling: (dokh-ay') Short Definition: a reception, party Definition: a ...
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755. architriklinos -- the superintendent of a banquet
4411. protoklisia -- the chief place (at the table)
1173. deipnon -- dinner, supper
Strong's Hebrew4797. mirzach -- banquet
... mirzach. 4798 . banquet. Transliteration: mirzach Phonetic Spelling: (meer-zakh')
Short Definition: banquet. Word Origin the same as marzeach, qv. banquet ...
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4960. mishteh -- a feast, drink
4961. mishte -- a feast
3738. karah -- to dig
3196. yayin -- wine
8354. shathah -- to drink
The Banquet of the Ten Virgins, or Concerning Chastity
The Heavenly Banquet.
Guests at an Imperial Banquet
The Banquet of Love, Cant. 2 1 2 3 4 6 7
The Banquet of Love. Ss 2:1-4,6,7.
The Banquet of the Ten Virgins, or Concerning Chastity
The Novatians, by Excluding Such from the Banquet of Christ...
Matthew the Publican Called from the Custom-House. --Familial ...
Introductory Notice to Methodius.
ThesaurusBanquet (58 Occurrences)
... Sacrifices also included a banquet (Exodus 34:15; Judges 16:23). ... 3. (vt) To treat
with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast. ...
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Banquet-house (1 Occurrence)
Dinner (23 Occurrences)
Maketh (399 Occurrences)
Petition (33 Occurrences)
Vashti (10 Occurrences)
Banqueting (6 Occurrences)
Preserved (27 Occurrences)
Meals (8 Occurrences)
To-morrow (52 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceBanquet (58 Occurrences)
Matthew 22:2 "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,
Matthew 22:3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.
Matthew 22:4 Again he sent out other servants, saying,'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have made ready my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!"'
Matthew 22:8 Then he said to his servants, "'The wedding banquet is ready, but those who were invited were unworthy of it.
Matthew 22:9 Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'
Matthew 25:10 "So they went to buy. But meanwhile the bridegroom came; those bridesmaids who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet; and the door was shut.
Mark 6:21 At length Herodias found her opportunity. Herod on his birthday gave a banquet to the nobles of his court and to the tribunes and the principal people in Galilee,
Luke 5:29 Levi made a great feast for him in his house. There was a great crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining with them.
Luke 12:36 Be like men watching for their lord, when he returns from the marriage feast; that, when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him.
Luke 13:29 They will come from east and west, from north and south, and will sit down at the banquet in the Kingdom of God.
Luke 14:8 "When any one invites you to a wedding banquet, do not take the best seat, lest perhaps some more honoured guest than you may have been asked,
Luke 14:12 He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.
Luke 14:16 But he said to him, "A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people.
Luke 14:17 He sent out his servant at supper time to tell those who were invited,'Come, for everything is ready now.'
Luke 14:24 For I tell you that none of those men who were invited will taste of my supper.'"
Luke 16:19 "There was once a rich man who habitually arrayed himself in purple and fine linen, and enjoyed a splendid banquet every day,
John 2:8 He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the ruler of the feast." So they took it.
John 2:9 When the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and didn't know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast called the bridegroom,
Genesis 19:3 And he presseth on them greatly, and they turn aside unto him, and come in unto his house; and he maketh for them a banquet, and hath baked unleavened things; and they do eat.
Genesis 21:8 And the lad groweth, and is weaned, and Abraham maketh a great banquet in the day of Isaac's being weaned;
Genesis 26:30 And he maketh for them a banquet, and they eat and drink,
Genesis 29:22 and Laban gathereth all the men of the place, and maketh a banquet.
Judges 14:10 And his father goeth down unto the woman, and Samson maketh there a banquet, for so the young men do;
Judges 14:12 And Samson saith to them, 'Let me, I pray you, put forth to you a riddle; if ye certainly declare it to me 'in' the seven days of the banquet, and have found 'it' out, then I have given to you thirty linen shirts, and thirty changes of garments;
Judges 14:17 And she weepeth for it the seven days 'in' which their banquet hath been, and it cometh to pass on the seventh day that he declareth 'it' to her, for she hath distressed him; and she declareth the riddle to the sons of her people.
1 Samuel 25:36 And Abigail cometh in unto Nabal, and lo, he hath a banquet in his house, like a banquet of the king, and the heart of Nabal 'is' glad within him, and he 'is' drunk unto excess, and she hath not declared to him anything, less or more, till the light of the morning.
2 Samuel 3:20 and Abner cometh in unto David, to Hebron, and with him twenty men, and David maketh for Abner, and for the men who 'are' with him, a banquet.
1 Kings 3:15 And Solomon awaketh, and lo, a dream; and he cometh in to Jerusalem, and standeth before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and causeth to ascend burnt-offerings, and maketh peace-offerings. And he maketh a banquet for all his servants,
Esther 1:3 in the third year of his reign, he hath made a banquet to all his heads and his servants; of the force of Persia and Media, the chiefs and heads of the provinces 'are' before him,
Esther 1:5 And at the fulness of these days hath the king made to all the people who are found in Shushan the palace, from great even unto small, a banquet, seven days, in the court of the garden of the house of the king --
Esther 1:9 Also Vashti the queen hath made a banquet for women, in the royal house that the king Ahasuerus hath.
Esther 2:18 and the king maketh a great banquet to all his heads and his servants -- the banquet of Esther -- and a release to the provinces hath made, and giveth gifts as a memorial of the king.
Esther 5:4 Esther said, "If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him."
Esther 5:5 Then the king said, "Bring Haman quickly, so that it may be done as Esther has said." So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.
Esther 5:6 The king said to Esther at the banquet of wine, "What is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your request? Even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed."
Esther 5:8 If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I will prepare for them, and I will do tomorrow as the king has said."
Esther 5:12 Haman also said, "Yes, Esther the queen let no man come in with the king to the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and tomorrow I am also invited by her together with the king.
Esther 5:14 Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on it. Then go in merrily with the king to the banquet." This pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.
Esther 6:14 While they were yet talking with him, the king's eunuchs came, and hurried to bring Haman to the banquet that Esther had prepared.
Esther 7:1 So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.
Esther 7:2 The king said again to Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, "What is your petition, queen Esther? It shall be granted you. What is your request? Even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed."
Esther 7:7 The king arose in his wrath from the banquet of wine and went into the palace garden. Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.
Esther 7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman had fallen on the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, "Will he even assault the queen in front of me in the house?" As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.
Esther 8:17 and in every province and province, and in every city and city, the place where the word of the king, even his law, is coming, gladness and joy 'are' to the Jews, a banquet, and a good day; and many of the peoples of the land are becoming Jews, for a fear of the Jews hath fallen upon them.
Esther 9:17 on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar, even to rest on the fourteenth of it, and to make it a day of banquet and of joy.
Esther 9:18 And the Jews who 'are' in Shushan have been assembled, on the thirteenth day of it, and on the fourteenth of it, even to rest on the fifteenth of it, and to make it a day of banquet and of joy.
Esther 9:19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, who are dwelling in cities of the villages, are making the fourteenth day of the month of Adar -- joy and banquet, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.
Esther 9:22 as days on which the Jews have rested from their enemies, and the month that hath been turned to them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning to a good day, to make them days of banquet and of joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the needy.
Job 1:4 And his sons have gone and made a banquet -- the house of each 'in' his day -- and have sent and called to their three sisters to eat and to drink with them;
Job 1:5 and it cometh to pass, when they have gone round the days of the banquet, that Job doth send and sanctify them, and hath risen early in the morning, and caused to ascend burnt-offerings -- the number of them all -- for Job said, 'Perhaps my sons have sinned, yet blessed God in their heart.' Thus doth Job all the days.
Job 41:6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted 'are' evil, And gladness of heart 'is' a perpetual banquet.
Song of Songs 2:4 He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love.
Isaiah 25:6 And made hath Jehovah of Hosts, For all the peoples in this mount, A banquet of fat things, a banquet of preserved things, Fat things full of marrow, preserved things refined.
Jeremiah 51:39 In their heat I make their banquets, And I have caused them to drink, so that they exult, And have slept a sleep age-during, And awake not -- an affirmation of Jehovah.
Daniel 5:1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
Daniel 5:10 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came into the banquet house: the queen spoke and said, O king, live forever; don't let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your face be changed.
Amos 6:7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
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