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Entertainments


1. Often great. Ge 21:8; Da 5:1; Lu 5:29.

2. Given on occasions of

a. Marriage. Mt 22:2.

b. Birthdays. Mr 6:21.

c. Weaning children. Ge 21:8.

d. Taking leave of friends. 1Ki 19:21.

e. Return of friends. 2Sa 12:4; Lu 15:23.

f. Ratifying covenants. Ge 26:30; 31:54.

g. Sheep-shearing. 1Sa 25:2,36; 2Sa 13:23.

h. Harvest home. Ru 3:2-7; Isa 9:3.

i. Vintage. Jdj 9:27.

j. Coronation of Kings. 1Ki 1:9,18,19; 1Ch 12:39,40; Ho 7:5.

k. Offering voluntary sacrifice. Ge 31:54; De 12:6,7; 1Sa 1:4,5,9.

l. Festivals. 1Sa 20:5,24-26.

m. National deliverance. Es 8:17; 9:17-19.

3. Preparations made for. Ge 18:6,7; Pr 9:2; Mt 22:4; Lu 15:23.

4. Kinds of, mentioned in scripture

a. Dinner. Ge 43:16; Mt 22:4; Lu 14:12.

b. Supper. Lu 14:12; Joh 12:2.

c. Banquet of wine. Es 5:6.

5. Under the direction of a master of the feast. Joh 2:8,9.

6. Served often by hired servants. Mt 22:13; Joh 2:5.

7. Served often by members of the family. Ge 18:8; Lu 10:40; Joh 12:2.

8. Invitations to

a. Often addressed to many. Lu 14:16.

b. Often only to relatives and friends. 1Ki 1:9; Lu 14:12.

c. Often by the master in person. 2Sa 13:24; Es 5:4; Zep 1:7; Lu 7:36.

d. Repeated through servants when all things were ready. Pr 9:1-5; Lu 14:17.

e. Should be sent to the poor, &c. De 14:29; Lu 14:13.

9. Often given in

a. The house. Lu 5:29.

b. The air, besides fountains. 1Ki 1:9.

c. The court of the house. Es 1:5,6; Lu 7:36,37.

d. The upper room or guest chamber. Mr 14:14,15.

10. Guests at

a. Saluted by the master. Lu 7:45.

b. Usually anointed. Ps 23:5; Lu 7:46.

c. Had their feet washed when they came a distance. Ge 18:4; 43:24; Lu 7:38,44.

d. Arranged according to rank. Ge 43:33; 1Sa 9:22; Lu 14:10.

e. Often had separate dishes. Ge 43:34; 1Sa 1:4.

f. Often ate from the same dish. Mt 26:23.

11. Forwardness to take chief seats at, condemned. Mt 23:6; Lu 14:7,8.

12. A choice portion reserved in, for principal guests. Ge 43:34; 1Sa 1:5; 9:23,24.

13. Custom of presenting the sop at, to one of the guests, alluded to. Joh 13:26.

14. Portions of, often sent to the absent. 2Sa 11:8; Ne 8:10; Es 9:19.

15. Offence given by refusing to go to. Lu 14:18,24.

16. Anxiety to have many guests at, alluded to. Lu 14:22,23.

17. Men and women did not usually meet at. Es 1:8,9; Mr 6:21; Mt 14:11.

18. None admitted to, after the master had risen and shut the door. Lu 13:24,25.

19. Began with thanksgiving. 1Sa 9:13; Mr 8:6.

20. Concluded with a hymn. Mr 14:26.

21. None asked to eat or drink more than he liked at. Es 1:8.

22. Music and dancing often introduced at. Am 6:5; Mr 6:22; Lu 15:25.

23. Often scenes of great intemperance. 1Sa 25:36; Da 5:3,4; Ho 7:5.

24. Given by the guests in return. Job 1:4; Lu 14:12.