What did JESUS eat ?

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  1. berndy

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    What do we know about the food that was available during the time of Jesus in the land he lived ?
     
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  3. ishbel

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    Presumably, much the same foods as are considered part of the Mediterranean diet today, apart from potatoes, tomatoes and other, later introductions!

    Oh, and no pork...
     
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    One interesting thing I read somewhere was about turning water into wine.  Jesus was a working class guy, and most likely at a social gathering would consume beer, not wine.  As an avid beer lover and former home brewer, I think the story about wine got misinterpreted.

    mjb.
     
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    mjb, as a Belgian from n°1 beer-country, I can guarantee you that from now on, all Belgian cafés will provide you with free beer for the rest of your life!
     
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    bread, wine and fish
     
  9. brianshaw

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    I often wonder if Jesus ever "went out" for Roman food.  Most people like a bit of ethnic food every once in a while... just for a change.  I also wonder if he ate Chinese food on Christmas.  :)
     
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    “He [Jesus] said to them: Do you have any food? And they gave Him a piece of BROILED FISH and some HONEY. And HE TOOK IT AND ATE IT in front of them.”  Other than that it would be speculation.
     
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    While beer certainly has a longer history in that region than wine, Jesus grew up in a time of Roman occupation, and Romans, generally, preferred wine over beer, so chances are there was more wine production going on than beer production.  Although I do like the idea of it being a mistranslation.
     
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    dunno what he ate,but i bet he was grounded if he didn't drink his dad's lager.it's one of my fav's too!

     
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    I don't think Jesus ever ate anything, which is why he was so damn skinny. He starved himself for us.
     
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    My recollection is that he also broke bread with tax collectors, and the Pharisee sorts were none too happy about it.
     
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    @ PadKeyJoe.  I'm not a bible scholar by any means, but I think when they say they broke bread, it was their way of saying they shared a meal together. Breaking bread is used a lot in the bible.  But I could be wrong.
     
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    We still use break fast for the first meal of the day ;)
     
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    @Ishbel, Yes, I've heard say because when we sleep we are fasting and when we eat our first meal we breakfast like you say..... /img/vbsmilies/smilies/crazy.gif  
     
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    In my area of Scotland we still pronounce it as brakefast, rather than the more commonly heard (at least in some other areas of the UK) brekkfast.