Lentils
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Lentils

(Heb. adashim), a leguminous plant bearing seeds resembling small beans. The red pottage which Jacob prepared and for which Esau sold his birthright was made from them. (Genesis 25:34) There are three of four kinds of lentils, all of which are much esteemed in those countries where they are grown, viz., the south of Europe, Asia and north Africa. The red lentil is still a favorite article of food in the East. Lentil bread is eaten by the poor of Egypt. The lentil is much used with other pulse in Roman Catholic countries during Lent; and some are of opinion that from this usage the season derives its name.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LENTILS

len'-tilz ('adhashim; phakos; Genesis 25:34 2 Samuel 17:28; 2 Samuel 23:11; Ezekiel 4:9; the King James Version Lentiles): These are undoubtedly identical with the Arabic `adas, a small, reddish bean, the product of Ervum lens, a dwarf leguminous plant, half a foot high, which is extensively cultivated in Palestine as a summer crop. The flour is highly nutritious, and the well-known food, Revalenta arabica, is simply one form, specially prepared; `adas are highly esteemed in Palestine, and are used in soup and as a "pottage" known as mujedderah. This last is of a reddish-brown color and is without doubt the "pottage" of Genesis 25:34. Lentils were part of the provisions brought to David when fleeing from Absalom (2 Samuel 17:28) and were used in the making of the bread for the prophet Ezekiel (4:9). In a "plot of ground full of lentils," Shammah, one of David's "mighty men," stood and defended it and slew the marauding Philistines (2 Samuel 23:11, 12).

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
5742. adashah -- a lentil
... 5741, 5742. adashah. 5743 . a lentil. Transliteration: adashah Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-dawsh') Short Definition: lentils. Word Origin ...
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Library

A Bad Bargain
... Esau's eagerness, stimulated by the smell of the mess of lentils, is strikingly
expressed in the Hebrew: 'Let me devour, I pray thee, of that red, that red ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/a bad bargain.htm

Choosing the Tens
... The low, shapeless tents and thatched hovels of the Israelites stood in the center
of gardens of lentils, garlic and lettuce, securely hedged against the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter i choosing the tens.htm

Psalm XLVII.
... which carnally he desired, than that which spiritually by being born first he had
earned: [1530] and he laid aside his birthright, that he might eat lentils. ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xlvii.htm

The Power of Ambition.
... Then Jacob gave Esau bread and stewed lentils, and when he had eaten and drank,
he rose up and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright."Hist. Bible. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kent/the making of a nation/study vi the power of.htm

Hymn Before Meat
... Leave to the barbarian brood Banquet of the slaughtered beast: Ours the homely,
garden food, Greenstuff manifold and good And the lentils' harmless feast. ...
/.../prudentius/the hymns of prudentius/iii hymn before meat.htm

Spiritual Appetite
... poor seldom tasted wheaten bread but fed on rye or barley cakes, and often had to
be content with bread made of beans, peas, tares, oats, or lentils, and even ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/spiritual appetite.htm

Jacob, a Prince of God.
... Esau. One day Esau came home from hunting tired and hungry, and smelled
the delicious soup of red lentils that Jacob was making. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter v jacob a prince.htm

How Jacob Deceived his Father
... Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and stewed lentils, and when he had had
something to eat and drink, he got up and went away. In ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/how jacob deceived his father.htm

Of the Symbol of the Breast, and of the Shameful Mysteries of the ...
... For why should it be true regarding corn and beans and lentils and other seeds,
that when you eat them you wish to set free the soul, and not true of the seeds ...
/.../chapter 18 name the symbol.htm

We Must, Therefore, Consider Carefully what is Suitable to Times ...
... And any sane man would prefer eating fish after the manner of our Lord, to eating
lentils after the manner of Esau, or barley after the manner of oxen. ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 19 we must therefore.htm

Thesaurus
Lentils (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia LENTILS. ... Multi-Version Concordance Lentils (4
Occurrences). Genesis 25:34 Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils. ...
/l/lentils.htm - 9k

Beans (2 Occurrences)
... source of bread and in 2 Samuel 17:28 David receives from certain staunch friends
of his at Mahanaim a present, which included "beans, and lentils, and parched ...
/b/beans.htm - 8k

Lentiles (4 Occurrences)
... The red pottage made by Jacob was of lentils (Genesis 25:29-34). They were among
the provisions brought to David when he fled from Absalom (2 Samuel 17:28). ...
/l/lentiles.htm - 8k

Food (2953 Occurrences)
... III, 1, 2, 3.) 3. Leguminous Plants: Vegetable foods of the pulse family (leguminosae)
are represented in the Old Testament chiefly by lentils and beans. ...
/f/food.htm - 36k

Mealtime (1 Occurrence)
... 2. Vegetables: Lentils, several kinds of beans, and a profusion of vegetables,
wild and cultivated, were prepared and eaten in various ways. ...
/m/mealtime.htm - 24k

Meals (8 Occurrences)
... 2. Vegetables: Lentils, several kinds of beans, and a profusion of vegetables,
wild and cultivated, were prepared and eaten in various ways. ...
/m/meals.htm - 27k

Meal-time (1 Occurrence)
... 2. Vegetables: Lentils, several kinds of beans, and a profusion of vegetables,
wild and cultivated, were prepared and eaten in various ways. ...
/m/meal-time.htm - 24k

Pottage (7 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Hebrews nazid, "boiled", a dish of boiled food, as of
lentils (Genesis 25:29; 2 Kings 4:38). Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/p/pottage.htm - 9k

Leopard (6 Occurrences)

/l/leopard.htm - 13k

Barley (35 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 17:28 brought beds, and basins, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley,
and meal, and parched grain, and beans, and lentils, and parched pulse ...
/b/barley.htm - 23k

Concordance
Lentils (4 Occurrences)

Genesis 25:34
Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils. He ate and drank, rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY RSV)

2 Samuel 17:28
brought beds, and basins, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, and meal, and parched grain, and beans, and lentils, and parched pulse,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 23:11
After him was Shammah the son of Agee a Hararite. The Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where there was a plot of ground full of lentils; and the people fled from the Philistines.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 4:9
Take for yourself also wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it; according to the number of the days that you shall lie on your side, even three hundred ninety days, you shall eat of it.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Lentils

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Beds (22 Occurrences)

Basins (33 Occurrences)

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Colour (22 Occurrences)

Agee (1 Occurrence)

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