Tasting the Bible Land

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Taste

During the unit of our Faith Foundations teaching on the land that Jesus walked, I decided to provide the teens with several types of foods to taste that Jesus might have eaten. Each week I brought different foods for the teens to taste. From my research on the types of foods that Jesus may have eaten, I brought in hummus with Mediterranean flat bread, pistachio nuts, and fresh dates. We also explored the taste of baklava, which contains foods that He would have eaten: honey, walnuts and cinnamon. Cinnamon is mentioned in the Bible in the following verses:  Exodus 30:23, Proverbs 7:17 and Song of Solomon 4:14. Other foods that Jesus might have eaten include yogurt, lentils, dried figs, grapes, olives, olive oil and cucumbers. In Genesis 43:11 honey, pistachio nuts and almonds are included in a description by Joseph's father as being of the best products of the land! My hope is the next time one of the teens eats some grapes, walnuts or cinnamon, they will be reminded of their lesson and Who else may have eaten that very same type of food.