4476 meals

4476 meals

Food eaten at set times, on special occasions or following significant events. Sacrificial meals formed part of Israelite worship in the OT, as does the Lord’s Supper for worship by believers in the NT.

Regular daily meals

Breakfast

Jn 21:12

Lunch Lk 14:12-14 See also Ge 43:16,31-34; Ru 2:14; Ac 10:9-10

Evening meal Lk 17:7-8 See also Mt 9:10-13 pp Mk 2:15-17 pp Lk 5:29-32; Mk 14:3 pp Lk 7:36 pp Jn 12:1-2; Lk 14:12-14

Royal meals

Ge 40:20 See also 1Sa 20:18-34; 2Sa 9:9-13; 1Ki 4:22-28; 1Ki 18:19; Est 1:1-12; Est 2:18; Est 7:1-10; Mt 14:6-11 pp Mk 6:21-28

Meals of the poor

Pr 15:17 See also 1Ki 17:10-16

Sacrificial meals

Ge 31:53-54 See also Ex 12:1-11; Ex 29:31-34; Lev 6:14-29; Lev 7:1-6; Lev 8:31; Lev 10:12-15; Dt 16:1-8; 1Sa 1:3-8; 1Sa 9:11-24; 1Sa 20:28-29

Symbolic meals

Mt 26:20-29 pp Mk 14:17-25 pp Lk 22:14-22 See also 1Co 11:17-34

Wedding and funeral meals

Mt 22:1-14 pp Lk 14:16-24 See also Jer 16:5; Jn 2:1-10; Rev 19:6-9

Meals and hospitality

2Ki 4:8 See also Ge 18:1-8; Ge 19:1-3; Jdg 5:24-25; Jdg 13:15-16; 1Sa 28:24-25

Meals as occasions of fellowship

Rev 3:20 See also Pr 15:17; Lk 5:29-32; Lk 7:36

See also

1345covenant
4404food
4410banquets
4420breakfast
4438eating
5320funeral
5742wedding
7355feasts & festivals
7435sacrifice, in OT
7933Lord’s Supper
8445hospitality

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