Wed. Sep 18th, 2019
Foods of the Bible | Grains

Foods of the Bible

Have you ever wondered what types of foods were eaten by our ancestors or would you like to prepare a biblical meal or feast? Perhaps you’d just like to learn more about the different types of foods mentioned in the Bible. This “grocery list” includes spices, fruits, vegetables, grains, fish, fowl, meats and other foods and drinks of the Bible. Scripture references are provided for each of the Bible foods.


  • ስንዴ ገብስ – Wheat, Barley (Deuteronomy 8:8; Ezekiel 4:9)
  • እንጀራ – Bread (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 6:19; 16:1; Mark 8:14)
  • እሸት – raw and new grain – Corn (Matthew 12:1; KJV – refers to “grain” such as wheat or barley)
  • ዱቄት – Flour (2 Samuel 17:28; 1 Kings 17:12)
  • ጤፍ Grain – Millet (Ezekiel 4:9)
  • አጃ – Oats – Spelt (Ezekiel 4:9)
  • ቂጣ – Unleavened Bread (Genesis 19:3; Exodus 12:20)
  • ስንዴ – Wheat (Ezra 6:9; Deuteronomy 8:8)

For more about Bible foods including traditional Bible feast recipes, check out A Biblical Feast.

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