January 10, 2007
Breadcrumb: More than manna
Pop quiz: what did the Israelites eat while travelling in the desert for 40 years? If you said "manna," you're only half-correct. God did indeed send manna: small, round, white wafers tasting of honey. (Ex. 16:14, 31) But he also sent quails every day in the evening. (Ex. 16:13) Quails are small birds, and one quail is about the right size for a single serving for one adult; this is portion control in action! The only question remaining is: how did they cook them?