Man was not created only when God formed us from the dust of the ground but also when He blew into man’s nostrils the breath of life, forever imbuing us with one nature of body and soul.

As Faithful Catholics, we are called to feed our soul with the spiritual nourishment of the Word of God. However, the body and soul are of an inseparable single nature, and we are called not to just nourish the soul but the body as well.

“One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” – Matthew 4:4

From the Passover meal to the manna provided from Heaven, or the miraculous Feeding of the Multitudes to the Last Supper, food is ever-present throughout the Bible and intertwined as an important element in Salvation History.

What exactly does the Bible have to say when it comes to nourishing the body? Here’s a (not exhaustive) list of ten foods mentioned throughout the Bible that those Jesus would have eaten during His Earthly Life.

• Almonds (Numbers 17:8)
• Figs (Mark 11:12–14)
• Grapes (Nehemiah 13:15)
• Olives (James 3:12)
• Calf (Luke 15:23)
• Eggs (Luke 11:12)
• Cheese (Job 10:10)
• Milk (1 Corinthians 3:2)
• Honey (Mark 1:6)
• Locust (Matthew 3:4)

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  1. Passover lamb. Also the cheese mentioned in Job more a like modern translation of food akin to yogurt (milk would curdle in skin pouches on a journey in a hot climate) because cheese is European food development. Sorry for the mini lecture, I don’t get out much.

  2. Our family will make a concerted effort to include these from Easter to Pentecost, more than our Mediterranean diet normally would dictate. Intentional and persistent prayer and fasting and sacrifices remain the only way to combat evil by the whole RC community. These 9 elements are easy to incorporate all year round!

  3. The title of the article is ’10 FOODS’ … The author did not forget anything. He was likely given the assignment with this title in mind, thus restrictions of content would be in place from the very beginning. He did not forget to include bread and fish, but likely eliminated those options immediately, since they are the most obvious. Everyone knows the multiplication of the 5 loaves and 2 fish. I would expect a higher degree of class in the comment section of a sacred site like this, not snarky nonsense. May God bless the author and all writers for the time they put into their research to come up with new means of engaging lukewarm Catholics. Amen.


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