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pottage

Hebrew: נָזִיד —transliteration: nazid —meaning: boiled or soaked —occurrences: 6 times —forms: naZid, hannaZid, mehannaZid, and uneZid

This is a dish of boiled food (a stew), such as of lentils (Genesis 25:29 KJV; 2 Kings 4:38 KJV).

“Pottage” is an old French word meaning “food cooked in a pot.”

Modern Bible translations generally render nazid as “stew” (Genesis 25:29 NASB; Gen. 25:34 NASB; 2 Kings 4:38-40 NASB) or “cooked food” (Haggai 2:12 NASB).

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Article Version: July 27, 2021