morsel

morsel

A fragment or piece of bread used for conveying food from bowl to mouth (Ruth 2:14; 1Sam 2:36; 1Sam 28:22; 1Kgs 17:11; Job 31:17; Prov 17:11). The assumption, often, is that multiple guests use individual morsels to eat from the same bowl; this involved the participants in a convenant-like friendship. To “break bread together” and then betray the friendship was universally acknowledged as contemptible (Ps 41:9; Matt 26:23; Mark 14:18-20; John 13:18-30).

Ruth 2:14

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1Sam 2:36

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1Sam 28:22

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1Kgs 17:11

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Job 31:17

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Prov 17:11

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Ps 41:9

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Matt 26:23

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Mark 14:18-20

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John 13:18-30

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