Meats
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Meats

"Meat" in the English Bible usually signifies "food," and not merely "flesh," Genesis 1:29,30 Matthew 15:37. So in Luke 24:41; "Have ye here any meat-" literally, anything to eat- The "meat-offerings" of the Jews were made of flour and oil, etc., Le 2:1-16. See OFFERINGS and SACRIFICES. As to the animal food used by the Jews, see CLEAN, and FOOD.

It does not appear that the ancient Hebrews were very particular about the seasoning and dressing of their food. We find among them roast meat, boiled meat, and ragouts. Moses forbade them to seethe a kid in its mother's milk, Exodus 23:19 34:26 -a precept designed to inculcate principles of humanity, and perhaps to prevent them from adopting an idolatrous custom of their heathen neighbors. The Jews were also forbidden to kill a cow and its calf in the same day; or a sheep, or goat, and its young one, at the same time. They might not cut off a part of a living animal to eat it, either raw or dressed. If any lawful beast or bird should die of itself or be strangled, and the blood not drain away, they were no allowed to taste of it. They ate of nothing dressed by any other than a Jew, nor did thy ever dress their victuals with the kitchen implements of any but one of their own nation.

The prohibition of eating blood, or animals that are strangled, has been always rigidly observed by the Jews. In the Christian church, the custom of refraining from things strangled, and from blood, continued for a long time, being approved by the council held at Jerusalem, and recommended to the Gentile converts, Acts 15:1-41.

At the first settling of the church, there were many disputes concerning the use of meats offered to idols. Some newly converted Christians, convinced that an idol was nothing, and that the distinction of clean and unclean creatures was abolished by our Savior, ate indifferently of whatever was served up to them, even among pagans, without inquiring whether the meats had been offered to idols. They took the same liberty in buying meat sold in the market, not regarding whether it were pure or impure according to the Jews; or whether it had been offered to idols or not. But other Christians, weaker, more scrupulous, or less instructed, were offended at this liberty, and thought the eating of meat which had been offered to idols was a kind of partaking in that wicked and sacrilegious offering. This diversity of opinion among the disciples called for the judgment of inspiration; and we find in several of Paul's epistles directions both for those who held such scruples, and for those who were free from them. The former, while in obedience to their own conscience they carefully abstained from the food in question, were charged to view with charity the conduct of those who did not share their scruples. The latter might freely but and eat without guilt, since meat is in no wise injured as an article of food by being offered to an idol; yet whenever others would be scandalized, pained, or led into sin by this course, even they were required by the laws of Christian charity and prudence to abstain, Romans 14:20-23 1 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 10:19-33 Titus 1:15. This principle is of general application in similar cases; and many in our own day might well adopt the generous determination of the self-denying apostle to partake of no questionable indulgence while the world stands, if it may be the occasion of sin to others.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAINTIES; DAINTY (MEATS)

dan'-tis (maT`ammoth, "things full of taste," man`ammim, ma`adhan; liparos, "fat," "shining"): Jacob is represented as predicting of Asher, "He shall yield royal dainties" (Genesis 49:20; compare parallel clause, "His bread shall be fat," and Deuteronomy 33:24, "Let him dip his foot in oil"). David, praying to be delivered from the ways of "men that work inquiry," cries, "Let me not eat of their dainties" (Psalm 141:4). The man who sitteth "to eat with a ruler" (Proverbs 23:1-3) is counseled, "If thou be a man given to appetite, be not desirous of his dainties; seeing they are deceitful food" (compare John's words in the woes upon Babylon (Revelation 18:14), "All things that were dainties and sumptuous are perished from thee," and Homer's Iliad (Pope). xviii.456). "Dainties," then, are luxuries, costly, delicate and rare. This idea is common to all the words thus rendered; naturally associated with kings' tables, and with the lives of those who are lovers of pleasure and luxury. By their associations and their softening effects they are to be abstained from or indulged in moderately as "deceitful food" by those who would live the simple and righteous life which wisdom sanctions. They are also "offered not from genuine hospitality, but with some by-ends." He should also shun the dainties of the miser (Proverbs 23:6), who counts the cost (Proverbs 23:7 the Revised Version, margin) of every morsel that his guest eats.

See DELICATE; FOOD, etc.

George B. Eager

Strong's Hebrew
644. aphah -- to bake
... 1). baker, meats. A primitive root; to cook, especially to bake --
bake(-r, (-meats)). 643, 644. aphah. 645 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

On the Jewish Meats
On the Jewish Meats. <. On the Jewish Meats Novatian. Translated by
the Rev. Robert Ernest Wallis Table of Contents. Title Page. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/novatian/on the jewish meats/

Of the Distinction of Meats.
... Article XXVI: Of the Distinction of Meats. It has been the general persuasion,
not of the people alone, but also of those teaching ...
/.../various/the augsburg confession of faith/article xxvi of the distinction.htm

Why Choice of Meats was Prescribed.
... Chapter XX."Why choice of meats was prescribed. "Moreover, you were
commanded to abstain from certain kinds of food, in order ...
/.../chapter xx why choice of meats.htm

The Meats are no Burden to Us, Most Holy Father...
... Canon I. The meats are no burden to us, most holy father� The meats are
no burden to us, most holy father, [122] if the captives ...
/.../canonical epistle of gregory thaumaturgus/canon i the meats are.htm

Argument. --To These Things Also was Added Another Reason for ...
On the Jewish Meats. <. ...
/.../novatian/on the jewish meats/chapter iv argument to these things.htm

Argument. --But, on the Ground that Liberty in Meats is Granted to ...
On the Jewish Meats. <. ...
/.../novatian/on the jewish meats/chapter vi argument but on the.htm

Of the Mortification of Sensual Love to Meats, &C. ...
... CHAPTER VI. Of the mortification of sensual love to meats, &c.� Sec. 1. Of the
mortification of sensual love to meats, &c., by temperance in refection. ...
/.../chapter vi of the mortification.htm

Letter ix. To Titus, Hierarch, Asking by Letter what is the House ...
... LETTER IX. To Titus, Hierarch, asking by letter what is the house of wisdom,
what the bowl, and what are its meats and drinks? SECTION I. ...
/.../dionysius/letters of dionysius the areopagite/letter ix to titus hierarch.htm

On the Jewish Meats
On the Jewish Meats. <. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/novatian/on the jewish meats/title page.htm

From an Epistle of the Same to the Blessed Amphilochius on the ...
... The Sixth Ecumenical Council. From an Epistle of the Same to the Blessed
Amphilochius on the Difference of Meats. (Found translated in lib. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/from an epistle of the.htm

Thesaurus
Meats (9 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia DAINTIES; DAINTY (MEATS). ... See DELICATE; FOOD, etc.
George B. Eager. Multi-Version Concordance Meats (9 Occurrences). ...
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Bake-meats (1 Occurrence)
Bake-meats. Bakemeats, Bake-meats. Baken . Easton's Bible Dictionary Baked ...
Multi-Version Concordance Bake-meats (1 Occurrence). Genesis ...
/b/bake-meats.htm - 6k

Fornication (52 Occurrences)
... Acts 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from
things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye ...
/f/fornication.htm - 24k

Useless (47 Occurrences)
... useless they are." (WEY NAS). 1 Corinthians 6:13 the meats 'are' for the
belly, and the belly for the meats. And God both this and ...
/u/useless.htm - 19k

Lewdness (68 Occurrences)
... lewdness: (WBS). 1 Corinthians 6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly
for meats: but God will destroy both it and them. Now the ...
/l/lewdness.htm - 29k

Whoredom (58 Occurrences)
... wife of the father! -- (YLT). 1 Corinthians 6:13 the meats 'are' for the
belly, and the belly for the meats. And God both this and ...
/w/whoredom.htm - 24k

Dainty (7 Occurrences)
... DAINTIES; DAINTY (MEATS). ... (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS). Proverbs 23:6 Eat thou not the bread
of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: (KJV). ...
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Nought (104 Occurrences)
... ASV DBY). 1 Corinthians 6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats:
but God shall bring to nought both it and them. But the ...
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Divers (36 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS). Hebrews 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings,
and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. ...
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Destroy (379 Occurrences)
... (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). 1 Corinthians 6:13 Meats for the belly,
and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. ...
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Concordance
Meats (9 Occurrences)

Mark 7:19
Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
(KJV ASV DBY YLT)

Acts 15:29
That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
(KJV)

1 Corinthians 6:13
Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

1 Timothy 4:3
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Hebrews 9:10
being only (with meats and drinks and various washings) fleshly ordinances, imposed until a time of reformation.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS)

Hebrews 13:9
Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
(KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 40:17
And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.
(Root in KJV BBE WBS)

Proverbs 23:6
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
(KJV)

Isaiah 25:6
And in this mountain will the Lord of armies make for all peoples a feast of good things, a feast of wines long stored, of good things sweet to the taste, of wines long kept and tested.
(See NIV)

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Meats

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Fornication (52 Occurrences)

Useless (47 Occurrences)

Lewdness (68 Occurrences)

Whoredom (58 Occurrences)

Dainty (7 Occurrences)

Nought (104 Occurrences)

Divers (36 Occurrences)

Destroy (379 Occurrences)

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Baken (7 Occurrences)

Knife (10 Occurrences)

Ordinances (119 Occurrences)

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Relate (11 Occurrences)

Regulations (37 Occurrences)

Enters (44 Occurrences)

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Esau (89 Occurrences)

Efficacy (3 Occurrences)

Entereth (40 Occurrences)

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Damnation (11 Occurrences)

Drain (11 Occurrences)

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Doctrines (9 Occurrences)

Draught (8 Occurrences)

Manifold (23 Occurrences)

Meat's (1 Occurrence)

Potter (14 Occurrences)

Profited (13 Occurrences)

Purging (3 Occurrences)

Pertaining (17 Occurrences)

Platter (20 Occurrences)

Pollution (5 Occurrences)

Bakemeats (1 Occurrence)

Belly (62 Occurrences)

Baskets (20 Occurrences)

Cooked (35 Occurrences)

Confirmed (34 Occurrences)

Ceremonies (5 Occurrences)

Ceremonial (11 Occurrences)

Consisting (6 Occurrences)

Acknowledging (7 Occurrences)

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Applying (4 Occurrences)

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Making (644 Occurrences)

Sorts (65 Occurrences)

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Strengthened (113 Occurrences)

Marry (48 Occurrences)

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Setting (82 Occurrences)

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Various (52 Occurrences)

Defilement (12 Occurrences)

Rules (160 Occurrences)

Defile (63 Occurrences)

Deal (170 Occurrences)

Receiving (72 Occurrences)

Different (87 Occurrences)

Enter (372 Occurrences)

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Profit (143 Occurrences)

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