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Is that just another word for bread? And do people still eat it? I've never heard of it before until reading about it in the Bible.
 
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Is that just another word for bread? And do people still eat it? I've never heard of it before until reading about it in the Bible.
Well I know manna was liken that of the coriander seed you can find that in Ex. 16:31 and Num.11:7. I know some Rabbi's believe it was the coriander seed that God use for the children of Israel mentioned in, Ex.16:14,15.

You can still find coriander seed today as a spice, to me it has a lemon scent to them.
 

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Well I know manna was liken that of the coriander seed you can find that in Ex. 16:31 and Num.11:7. I know some Rabbi's believe it was the coriander seed that God use for the children of Israel mentioned in, Ex.16:14,15.

You can still find coriander seed today as a spice, to me it has a lemon scent to them.




Hmm,.. interesting. :)
 

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Manna is literally Hebrew for, "What is it?" Haha, so we don't know exactly what it was. We do know it fell from Heaven to feed the Israelites on their way to the promised land of Israel. The manna ceased falling from Heaven the day the Israelites ate the produce in the Promised Land. I do not believe people eat it today nor can we replicate it.

In Exodus 16:15 it mentions:
When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.

The word "bread" here is the Hebrew word "lechem", which can mean:
Outline of Biblical Usage
bread, food, grain
bread
bread-corn
food (in general)


So was it bread? I don't know if this is enough to confirm so since "food" in general is used for that word, too. But, we do see wafers, bread, bread of angels, and grain of Heaven used often.

In Exodus 16:31 we see:
Now the house of Israel called its name manna. It was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.


It really does sound Heavenly =)
 

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I've done some research on this...
Apparently it's some kind of product of a type of bee that fits the explanation.
But the size of swarm necessary to feed 6 million people? It would have been similar to a plague...
And bees don't travel until after sunrise. (Dawn takes hours before sunrise in the area they were traveling...it starts as the sun hits parts of India several thousands of miles away)

It was good stuff...but it too can get monotonous. That's why God sent the birds for them to eat...then they got all worried and greedy and got an appropriate curse.
They got the message from the resulting plague.

That time in the desert trained the Israelites to be perfectly obedient. You did as you were told or else you died painfully.

Forty years of the lessons on obedience don't evaporate overnight.
 

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I've done some research on this...
Apparently it's some kind of product of a type of bee that fits the explanation.
But the size of swarm necessary to feed 6 million people? It would have been similar to a plague...
And bees don't travel until after sunrise. (Dawn takes hours before sunrise in the area they were traveling...it starts as the sun hits parts of India several thousands of miles away)

It was good stuff...but it too can get monotonous. That's why God sent the birds for them to eat...then they got all worried and greedy and got an appropriate curse.
They got the message from the resulting plague.

That time in the desert trained the Israelites to be perfectly obedient. You did as you were told or else you died painfully.

Forty years of the lessons on obedience don't evaporate overnight.




I get everything that you're trying to say except for the bee stuff. :confused2
 

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I get everything that you're trying to say except for the bee stuff. :confused2
I didn't really understand it either...
But it apparently is some kind of blend of honey and regurgitation or excrement that a particular bee makes. And apparently these bees are raised in hives that are surrounded by plastic sheeting so this stuff can be consumed. (As well as the honey) and it isn't produced in the quantities needed to feed anyone.

But since these bees don't produce a lot of honey they aren't farmed very often.

Just one of those factoids you run across and run off with.

All the "miracles" were actually naturally occurring events with explanations. But their timing was extraordinary. Since God created the natural order...He didn't feel the need to go beyond it to accomplish His wishes.
 

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The manna only lasted one day - except on the Sabbath.

How could it be physically different on that day?
 

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I didn't really understand it either...
But it apparently is some kind of blend of honey and regurgitation or excrement that a particular bee makes. And apparently these bees are raised in hives that are surrounded by plastic sheeting so this stuff can be consumed. (As well as the honey) and it isn't produced in the quantities needed to feed anyone.

But since these bees don't produce a lot of honey they aren't farmed very often.

Just one of those factoids you run across and run off with.

All the "miracles" were actually naturally occurring events with explanations. But their timing was extraordinary. Since God created the natural order...He didn't feel the need to go beyond it to accomplish His wishes.
I couldn't have been honey. It was more likely bee pollen and the pollen of plants. The manna didn't fall from the heavens, it was formed with the morning dew. What they collected was the residue that was left after the morning dew had evaporated.
 

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I couldn't have been honey. It was more likely bee pollen and the pollen of plants. The manna didn't fall from the heavens, it was formed with the morning dew. What they collected was the residue that was left after the morning dew had evaporated.
I said that it wasn't honey either.
It is some kind of bee product that had honey in it.
Also the part in scripture about morning dew is important as the morning Dew in that region is heavy. It doesn't happen year around.
But if it does happen it's heavy enough to wash the stuff off of the rocks.

I also said that the size of swarm needed to feed 6 million people would have blotted out the sun and that they would have been in darkness.

Manna was a miracle. But it actually relates to a bee product that is known and has been observed. It is not honey but it has some in it. It also has an anise type flavor to it as well.

So...where I haven't tasted any myself I would like to some day.
It's an oddity that still exists. Just like locust boiled in ghee (clarified butter) is still eaten today.
 

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