Garlic in the Bible


I don’t like the smell of garlic, but I love what it can do! I add it to everything I can think of: Juices, butter toast, salads, beans, etc. I was just explaining to my mother the other day that Garlic Salt is not the same thing as fresh Garlic. (I have a long way to go to teach her about food and health.) We never had garlic as part of our meals when I was a kid (my dad didn’t like it). So, I am making up for it now!

I was actually surprised that garlic was mentioned in the Bible. I have always thought of Garlic as an Italian ingredient, and never really thought about it being ancient. I was wrong, of course. Garlic was mentioned many times in ancient literature and once in the Bible. When Moses was leading the Israelites through the desert, they mentioned missing the garlic that they once ate. The Egyptians gave garlic to the slaves to keep