Genesis 1:29

Hebrew Bible

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.” 29 Then God said, “I now give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the entire earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has living breath in it—I give every green plant for food.” It was so.

Exodus 16:15

Hebrew Bible

14 When the layer of dew had evaporated, there on the surface of the wilderness was a thin flaky substance, thin like frost on the earth. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” because they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you for food. 16 “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Each person is to gather from it what he can eat, an omer per person according to the number of your people; each one will pick it up for whoever lives in his tent.’”

 Notes and References

"... In Genesis 1, God gives seed-bearing plants and fruit trees to humans (verse 29), and green plants to the animals (verse 30), “for food”. In the flood narrative, YHWH commands the taking of provisions into the Ark and then declares to Noah (“It will be food for you and for them,” 6:21). Following the deluge, YHWH gives humanity “every creeping thing … for food” (9:3). The next occurrence is in Exodus 16:15, where Moses answers questions about manna by declaring (“It is the bread that YHWH has given to you for food”). In Leviticus 11:39, reference is made to “the animals that may be yours for food” - namely, in context, the creatures that have been divinely sanctioned as appropriate to eat. The final Pentateuchal use comes in Leviticus 25:6, which states (“The Sabbath of the land will be yours for food”). Again, this provision of “food” is also divinely appointed (compare 25:20–21). Thus, paralleled syntax (הלכא + ל), used in a contextually similar manner (divine grant), forms a link between Leviticus 11 and Genesis 1 ..."

Harper, G. Geoffrey "I Will Walk among You": The Rhetorical Function of Allusion to Genesis 1-3 in the Book of Leviticus (p. 184) Eisenbrauns, 2018

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