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Can you name the foods named in the Bible?
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Bible Foods with Scripture References
Chapter & verse references (and actual wording) are based on the King James Bible.
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Song of Solomon 2:5
2 Samuel 6:19;
1 Chronicles 16:3
Nehemiah 13:15; Jeremiah 24:1-3
Leviticus 19:10; Deuteronomy 23:24
2 Samuel 6:19
Animals / Meats
Proverbs 15:17; Luke 15:23
2 Samuel 12:4
(not commonly a food)
1 Kings 19:21
1 Samuel 26:20;
Seasonings, Spices and Herbs
Ezra 6:9; Job 6:6
Grain & Grain products
2 Samuel 6:19
2 Samuel 17:28;
1 Kings 17:12
Job 6:6; Luke 11:12
Vegetables and Legumes
2 Samuel 17:28;
2 Kings 4:39
2 Samuel 17:28
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Foods Named in the Bible Quiz
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Sep 20th, 2010 at 16:27 GMT
Thanks, we needed another good religion quiz!
Sep 20th, 2010 at 23:14 GMT
Problem: pistachio nuts is showing 0% after I got it several times. First to get them all.
Sep 21st, 2010 at 02:45 GMT
"How about Beans Beans the Musical Fruit?" "Well, beans were a stable of the Israelites..."
Sep 21st, 2010 at 02:53 GMT
I thought pork (swine) and poultry (hen) were mentioned. Could credit be given for "beef" "mutton" and "oil" ? My latest favorite trivia question: Name a nut mentioned in the Bible. Good quiz.
Sep 21st, 2010 at 03:40 GMT
@Chriskotx: I think you'll find that pork, as well as shellfish are referenced only as items that should not be eaten. Nonetheless, they weren't on the referenced list, and I'm not enough of a Bible scholar to confirm or deny.
Sep 21st, 2010 at 03:46 GMT
Ah, the joys of the internet. A quick Google to find a KJV concordance and the verse is Deut. 14:8
And the SWINE, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.
Hence it is not referred to as food.
Sep 21st, 2010 at 03:47 GMT
The same source doesn't include any reference to poultry, chicken or hens.
Sep 21st, 2010 at 17:40 GMT
I like this a lot. It may be worth noting that your scriptural references for any given food aren't exhaustive (e.g., Song of Solomon 5:1 has references to wine, milk, and honey). It also seems a little inconsistent to give "grape juice" to people who type "grape", but not "olive oil" to people who type "olive"...
Sep 21st, 2010 at 18:18 GMT
@micah: Thanks. Clearly an exhaustive list would be.. exhausting. I just used the examples provided in the source. And I've added "olive" as an alternate to "olive oil" so entering one should get you both. Because you can never stop at just one olive.
Sep 21st, 2010 at 19:03 GMT
Wow, that was harder than I was expecting. And the results page is a little messed up (I got pistachios, but it says I didn't, for example). Also, I tried whey, but not curds. Silly me!
Sep 21st, 2010 at 19:24 GMT
I'm not sure "corn" should really be on the list--in this context, it doesn't refer specifically to maize, which was unknown in the Old World at the time, but to grain in general. It would be sort of like including "meat" or "spice."
Sep 21st, 2010 at 19:52 GMT
The results page is definitely somewhat messed up: it's giving me a very different list from what I actually got. Also, the order seems suspicious: e.g. vinegar currently at no. 2, but milk and honey about halfway down the list. Awesome quiz, though!
Might it be worth mentioning in the notes that it's going for exact words only, by the way? Until one realises that, things like not having "beef", "cows", or "kine" accepted for "calf"/"oxen" seem a bit odd...
Sep 21st, 2010 at 20:18 GMT
Eggs are a liquid? Also I imagine water is mentioned at least once.
Sep 21st, 2010 at 22:06 GMT
@AKAPseudonym: If you crack open a fresh egg and it's not a liquid, don't eat it! I assume water wasn't on the list because it provides no caloric value. Tell ya wat -- I'll make it an extra.
Sep 21st, 2010 at 22:51 GMT
BTW, rockgolf, I thought this quiz was awesome. Very interesting. Forgot to mention that in my above comment. :)
Sep 23rd, 2010 at 15:03 GMT
Nevertheless, pork is a food. Your title should then be "Kosher foods" or something similar.
Sep 23rd, 2010 at 17:29 GMT
@Hamburger (also not mentioned): There's a whole list of animals listed in Deut. 14 that are non-kosher:
6And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.
7Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.
8And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.
9These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:
10And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.
11Of all clean birds ye shall eat.
12But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,
13And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,
14And every raven after his kind,
15And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,
16The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,
17And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,
18And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
19And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.
"Pork" itself is not mentioned. "Swine" is.
Sep 24th, 2010 at 23:53 GMT
Sorry that your game has had over 150 plays and the nuts are still not getting recorded because Sporcle has not fixed the tally of the results.
Sep 26th, 2010 at 06:59 GMT
I don't know the verse, but there's definitely stuff about sacrificing bulls and rams
Sep 27th, 2010 at 01:17 GMT
glad it's fixed now
Dec 27th, 2010 at 11:38 GMT
John the Baptist ate carobs.
Game published: Dec 30th, 2010 at 19:08 GMT
Dec 30th, 2010 at 19:16 GMT
Anybody else have trouble remembering certain 'dates' in the Bible? ;)
Dec 30th, 2010 at 19:19 GMT
should be noted that the corn mentioned in Matthew 12:1 is a generic term for grain, and not the corn (maize) which would have been unknown to Matthew.
Dec 30th, 2010 at 19:36 GMT
Isn't heifer listed in Genesis 15:9?
Dec 30th, 2010 at 19:51 GMT
For someone who works for a church....I got 5/57...Total Fail.
Dec 30th, 2010 at 19:57 GMT
Dang. I thought I finally found a place to demonstrate my love of the word "nard."
Dec 30th, 2010 at 19:59 GMT
I think you need to specify King James version in your title. The link to the source doesn't make that clear. It may be "swine" in the KJV, but I believe that the original Hebrew "chazir" does indeed translate to "pork." Anyway, your quiz says "Animals/Meats," and I am sure you agree that swine are animals.
Dec 30th, 2010 at 20:37 GMT
What a gastronomically satisfying quiz; amazing that we eat many of these foods today and that common ones for us were unknown before the exploration of the new world.
Dec 30th, 2010 at 21:42 GMT
You forgot a vegetable... Psalm 95:1 O come, Lettuce sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Dec 31st, 2010 at 00:57 GMT
can you accept watermelon for melons and zucchini (or possibly squash) for gourds, especially because in Numbers 11:5 - it says אבטיחים, which in modern Hebrew traslates as watermelons. Similarly form the same verse קשואים translates as zucchini in modern hebrew.
Dec 31st, 2010 at 03:00 GMT
Isn't this the book that makes a big deal out of eating some guy and drinking his blood?
Dec 31st, 2010 at 03:29 GMT
@Jerdoggiedog: Steady, steaaaaaaaady.....
Dec 31st, 2010 at 03:52 GMT
@Jerdoggiedog: You may be getting confused with 'The Silence of the Lambs'
Dec 31st, 2010 at 23:12 GMT
I got 39/57. Missed some obvious ones like fish, but got anise LOL Anyone else surprised that the Bible mentions pistachios?!
Jan 1st, 2011 at 00:42 GMT
It seems to me that many of these references come from the NIV and not the King James. Eg. Ezra 6:9 in KJV has "wheat, salt, wine, oil" where the NIV says "wheat, salt, wine, olive oil." Similarly Genesis 43:11 in the NIV has "pistachio nuts" which are just "nuts" in the KJV. Matthew 23:23 in KJV has "mint, anise, and cumin" where the NIV has "mint, dill, and cumin."
Jan 1st, 2011 at 07:50 GMT
@sdh: Sounds like you're right, although the attribution came from the source page. Clearly when it comes to spices in the Bible, I don't know my dill from my anise.
I've been told similar sounding things before.
Jan 1st, 2011 at 20:18 GMT
Probably just as a bonus, but don't forget 'man' (a la 2nd Kings 6:29). http://bible.cc/2_kings/6-29.htm
Jan 2nd, 2011 at 19:26 GMT
corn in the language of the james bible meant wheat, not maize
Jan 2nd, 2011 at 23:17 GMT
since when are eggs a liquid?
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 15:35 GMT
I know beer is in the Bible in the NIV (1 Samuel 1.15, Proverbs 20.1, Isaiah 28.7, among others)--it appears to be translated "strong drink" in the KJV.
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