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)