Ex 16:14

16:14 fine, flake-like thing. The manna seems to have been similar to a honey-like secretion of insects that infested the tamarisk plants of the area (called “manna” by the Arabs). It solidifies in the cold desert nights, but must be gathered early. If this is the manna, the miracle would be God’s control of the amount. The amount gathered is an omer per man, about two quarts, though a related Arabic word means a cupful, and perhaps this is the meaning here.