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lentiles

lentiles


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lentiles 
  (Heb.  'adashim),  a  species  of  vetch  (Gen.  25:34;  2  Sam.  23:11), 
  common  in  Syria  under  the  name  addas.  The  red  pottage  made  by 
  Jacob  was  of  lentils  (Gen.  25:29-34).  They  were  among  the 
  provisions  brought  to  David  when  he  fled  from  Absalom  (2  Sam. 
  17:28).  It  is  the  Ervum  lens  of  Linnaeus,  a  leguminous  plant 
  which  produces  a  fruit  resembling  a  bean.