Diet Counsel

How to Teach Children About Healthy Eating, Without Food Shaming - The New  York Times

Throughout our history we have learned to cultivate, plant, hunt, harvest, fish, etc for our food. Food and drinks are so important to our life, that sad to say, most do not know the depth of just how important it is! This being the case our King made sure to bring us counsel on the right and wrongs of diet.

Before we share the most wonderful health information, we’d like to share a recent report we received on John the Baptist and infomation on his “Locust diet”.

CAROB OR LOCUST INSECT?

Is there a herb or plant called “Locust” apart from the actual grasshopper or locust that John the Baptist may have eaten?

John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. – Matthew 3:4

Possibly, it will depend on the interpretation of Sacred Scriptures one desires to follow.

There are some, who believe that along with honey, St. John the Baptist ate the fruit of the carob tree also known as the locust bean (tree).

The carob (Ceratonia siliqua) is a flowering evergreen tree or shrub in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible pods, and as an ornamental tree in gardens and landscapes. The carob tree is native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.

1)The word “carob” comes from Middle French carobe (modern French caroube), which borrowed it from Arabic خَرُّوبٌ (kharrūb, “locust bean pod”)

2) Ultimately perhaps from Akkadian language kharubu or Aramaic kharubha, related to Hebrew harubh.

3) Ceratonia siliqua, the scientific name of the carob tree, derives from the Greek kerátiοn κεράτιον ‘fruit of the carob (from keras κέρας ‘horn’), and Latin siliqua ‘pod, carob’.

4) In English, it is also known as “St John’s bread”, as well as “locust tree”, (not African locust bean) the designation also applied to several other trees from the same family. Carob (Wikipedia)


The Oxford English Dictionary weighed in on John’s diet too. It says that the carob tree was nicknamed “locust” akris (plural, akrides in Greek) because of the shape of the pods and the way they clustered on the tree, and so John was therefore indeed dining on carobs, not actual locusts, together with his wild honey.


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As one of the most powerful food substances in the world, Carob is truly a Godsend. And as the message tells us to strictly avoid Chocolate, this is a perfect substitute. We will find that all the “forbidden foods and drinks” that we so often desire, God usually gives a BETTER substitute for them. In this understanding, the following is the Tract that brother Houteff wrote concerning all the things we need to know concerning diet and health. Be Blessed!

The Entering Wedge: The Genesis of Diet and Health (The Shepherd's Rod  Series) - Kindle edition by Houteff, Victor T.. Religion & Spirituality  Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

http://www.shepherds-rod-message.org/tracts/ew.html

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