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 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)

We are called to nourish both body and soul, however, not all are blessed with simple necessities like access to the food they need every day to do so. One in nine people, almost a billion worldwide, do not have enough food to lead a healthy and active life. However, through a charitable donation to MISSIO, you can make a difference and impact by helping to provide food around the world to those who need it the most

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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. This student has to do his homework better: he didn’t mention fish and wine. Maybe not his favorite dishes. And bread of course. And food – mentioned in the old testament – was not necessarily part of the menu of Christ


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