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After much prayer and discernment. I came to the decision to keep my ideas for eating with the food we read so much about in the Holy Scriptures.

One of my favorite stories to retell is the story of “the boy with the five loaves and two fish.”  There is also “the feeding of the seven thousand.” So many times, the Prophet of all prophets, Yeshua, called his disciples, “fisher’s of men.”  Although He called a mixed group of business people, in HIS group there were tax collectors, stone builders, tent makers, accountants, medical doctors, and many fishermen. I think it is very interesting and noteworthy that their LAST documented meal with Adonai Yeshua was baked fish on the beach. There He surprised them and made breakfast for them before He went back to be with our Father in Heaven. What a beautiful picture of our Savior. He would always provide, feed and care for His sheep. So, I would like to quote from an article that I found on fishing during that time and in that area where Yeshua lived and ministered:

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 “The art of fishing has changed little over the course of man’s existence. Though there are several methods for fishing, each method has been tried in nearly every area of the world. It is for this reason the format of this paper will not be categorized by area or culture. Rather it is my goal to expound on the skill of fishing in the ancient near east, and what that would have looked like during the times of the Bible. Types of fish, methods, boats, processing, the trade/commerce and the fishermen themselves are some of the many aspects of fishing that played an important role in ancient near eastern civilization.

Types of Fish

There are believed to be between eighteen and twenty-four different species of indigenous fish in the Sea of Galilee alone. These fish were a little different than their counterparts than in other bodies of water as is stated in Schaff-Herzog: “In Palestine fish abound in the Jordan, the Sea of Galilee, and in perennial brooks. The Sea of Galilee has a few varieties not found elsewhere, except in tropical waters like the Nile.”

The first of these fish is the Musht which means comb in Arabic which would describe the spiny dorsal fin. The most famous of this group is the Tilapia Galilea, also know as the St. Peter’s Fish (more later about this fish). The Musht is and was one of the most popular fish to be consumed as there flat shape makes them ideal for the frying pan. They also have few small bones and an easily removable spine. These characteristics make this type of fish the primary fish of the Sea of Galilee. As the water cools for the winter the Musht is the only large fish that schools and moves to the shallow shoals (this will become important later). Another small detail that becomes more important is the diet of the Musht as its sole diet consists of plankton.

The second type of fish is known as Biny fish. These fish are easily identified by the “barbels” or whisker type flesh that hangs from around the mouth. These fish are a hardy fish that was popular for the Sabbath feasts. These Biny fish can usually be found near schools of sardines as they are predatory fish eating everything from snail and mollusks to sardines.

The third type of important fish is the Sardine. These are the smallest fish that are harvested commercially. These fish tend to stay together in large schools, which help their individualistic chances for survival against predator fish. This is also a down-side for their survival concerning certain fishing methods, as a great number of fish can be gathered in one attempt. These Sardines where also commonly referred to as “small fish”. It was likely that these “small fish” are a better representation of the fish used in Matt. 15:34, Mark 8:7, and John 6:9 for the miraculous feedings of the multitude.

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Healing Foods of the Bible, the Scripture, and Your Diet


Deuteronomy 8:7-9
“For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land–a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; 8) a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9) a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.”



Ezekiel 4:9
“Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself. You are to eat it during the 390 days you lie on your side.”

2 Samuel 17:28-29

“brought bedding and bowls and articles of pottery. They also brought wheat and barley, flour and roasted grain, beans and lentils, 29) honey and curds, sheep, and cheese from cows’ milk for David and his people to eat. For they said, “The people have become hungry and tired and thirsty in the desert.”



Genesis 9:3
“Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.”


Leviticus 7:22-27
The LORD said to Moses, 23) “Say to the Israelites: `Do not eat any of the fat of cattle, sheep or goats. 24) The fat of an animal found dead or torn by wild animals may be used for any other purpose, but you must not eat it. 25) Anyone who eats the fat of an animal from which an offering by fire may be[1] made to the LORD must be cut off from his people. 26) And wherever you live, you must not eat the blood of any bird or animal. 27) If anyone eats blood, that person must be cut off from his people.'”

Leviticus 317
“This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.”



Ezekiel 47:12
“Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.”

Deuteronomy 8:7
“For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land–a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; 8) a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9) a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.”

Song of Solomon 2:5
“Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love.”



Leviticus 11:9-12
“Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams, you may eat any that have fins and scales. 10) But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales–whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water–you are to detest. 11) And since you are to detest them, you must not eat their meat and you must detest their carcasses. 12) Anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales is to be detestable to you.”

Deuteronomy 14:9
“Of all the creatures living in the water, you may eat any that has fins and scales.”

Luke 24:42-43
“They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43) and he took it and ate it in their presence.”


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Rivkah (Reva) Lannaman

In my “Book Two – Jamaican Recipe for Parents” and “Book Three – Jamaican Recipe for Families,” I will be sharing some famous Jamaican recipes, mostly soups. The others will be jerk, curry, baked fish, fried, steam and Escovitch fish dishes.

If you would like your recipe to be featured in one of the chapters,  please email your BEST Jamaican FISH RECIPE or FISH SOUP RECIPE with a picture!
Rivkah (Reva)