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(1) Bread as a staple food: In biblical times, bread was the staple food on which people mainly nourished themselves. They took it with them on trips and were happy to serve them freshly baked to their guests. Baking was therefore part of everyday work in Israel. Usually this task fell to the women, but there were also real bakers, e.g. the court bakers at the royal courts. The - initially - unleavened dough was made by mixing flour, water and salt in a baking trough. Oil, sour milk, raisins or dates could be added as desired. This dough was then mixed with the sourdough. Then you formed flat cakes. In Egypt there was even bread in the form of animals. There were three options for baking: The oldest and simplest baking method was to place the dough on hot stones and bake it that way. Later, a round, metal baking plate was used, which was held over the embers. Or a cylindrical clay oven (tabun) was used. The dough was glued to the inside of the walls or baked on hot stones inside. You could take such stoves with you when you travel.

(2) Bread as a staple of every meal: Bread was a staple of every meal in the land of the Bible. Therefore eating bread (as literally in Luke 14.1 and Luke 14.15) can be used as a name for a whole meal. In addition, each common meal was opened by the householder or the table elder with a blessing prayer over a piece of bread, which was then broken and first distributed to the meal participants. After this opening of the meal, which is particularly emphasized in the feeding reports of the New Testament (Mark 6:41; Mark 8,6) and played a prominent role at the Last Supper (Mark 14:22), the Christian Lord's Supper can in ancient times also be called ยป Breaking bread "(Acts 2:42-46; cf. Luke 24: 30-35).

(3) Bread figuratively: Bread is also used figuratively in the Bible. It then no longer only describes the food that the body needs, but the food that keeps the whole person alive. The bread becomes a symbol that God gives outer and inner life and nourishes it. Above all, God's speaking is understood as bread for the inner man (cf. Deuteronomy / Deuteronomy 8.3; Matthew 4.3-4). Jesus himself is the bread that feeds people once and for all (John 6:35). The culmination of this figurative meaning is the Lord's Supper. Jesus gives himself in the form of bread and wine. The Bible also imagines the expected completion of communion between God and the world at the end of time as a feast at which one eats bread together (Luke 14:15).