1 Kings 4:22-28
And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and three score measures of meal,…
This would seem to be part of the Parable of the Prodigal Son before its time. This typical feast of Solomon's has no reference to gluttony. We have read of Caligula, who would never eat bread unless it was gilded — had a coating of gold over the crust; but we are not commending such men in representing Solomon's feast as the feast of fat things and wine upon the lees well refined, as being part of the viands and provision of the table of God, which is so abundantly — yea, lavishly — spread. When did God give just enough? When was there less at the end than there was at the beginning? When He had five loaves and fed five thousand, how many basketfuls of fragments took ye up? Let God be judged by the fragments, whoever found the loaves; let God be judged by the harvest, whoever lent the seed out of which it sprang.
(J. Parker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,