A Concise Dictionary of the Bible; Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History

A Concise Dictionary of the Bible; Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History : Being a Condensation of the Larger Diction

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...wall of Jerusalem when rebuilt by Nehemiah (iii. 1, xii. 39). It stood between the tower of Hananeel and the sheep-gate, and appears to have been situated somewhere at the north-east part of the city, outside of the walls of Zion. 2 M Meals. Our information on this subject is but scanty: the early Hebrews do not seem to have given special names to their several meals, for the terms rendered "dine" and "dinner" in the A. V. (Gen. xliii. 16; Prov. xv. 17) are in reality general expressions, which might more correctly be'rendcred " eat and portion of food." In the N. T. we have the Greek terms Aptarov and Sfiirvov, which the A. V. renders respectively "dinner" and "supper" (Luke xiv. 12; John xxi. 12), but which are more properly "breakfast" and "dinner." There is some uncertainty as to the hours at which the meals were taken: the Egyptians undoubtedly took their principal meal at noon (Gen. xliii. 16): labourers took a light meal at that time (Kuth ii. 14; comp, verse 17); and occasionally that early hour was devoted to excess and revelling (IK. xx. 16). It has been inferred from those passages (somewhat too hastily, we think) that the principal meal generally took place at noon: the Egyptians do indeed still make a substantial meal at that time; but there are indications that the Jews rather followed the custom that prevails among the Bedouins, and made their principal meal after sunset, and a lighter meal at about 9 or 10 A.m. The posture at meals varied at various periods: there is sufficient evidence that the old Hebrews were in the habit of sitting (Gen. xxvii. 19; Judg. xix. 6; 1 Sam. xx. 5, 24; 1 K. xiii. 20), but it does not hence follow that they sat on chairs;...show more

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