Sun-dried grapes used for food (Song 2:5), gifts (1Sam 25:18-31; 2Sam 16:1-4), military rations (1Chr 12:40), or religious offerings (Hos 3:1; Isa 16:7; Jer 7:18). They were nourishing and traveled well both unprocessed and pressed into cakes.

Song 2:5

5Sustain me with raisins,
refresh me with apples;
for I am faint with love.

1Sam 25:18-31

18Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves, two skins of wine, five sheep ready dressed, five measures of parched grain, one hundred clusters of raisins ... View more

2Sam 16:1-4

David's Adversaries
1When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, carrying two ... View more

1Chr 12:40

40And also their neighbors, from as far away as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, came bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen—abundant provisions of ... View more

Hos 3:1

Further Assurances of God's Redeeming Love
1The Lord said to me again, “Go, love a woman who has a lover and is an adulteress, just as the Lord loves the people ... View more

Isa 16:7

7Therefore let Moab wail,
let everyone wail for Moab.
Mourn, utterly stricken,
for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth.

Jer 7:18

18The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to othe ... View more

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