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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Taste:

tast (Hebrew Ta‘am, "the sense of taste," "perception," from Ta‘am, "to taste," "to perceive"; Aramaic Te‘em, "flavor," "taste" (of a thing); Hebrew chekh, "palate," "roof of the mouth" =" taste"; geuomai; noun geusis; in 2 Macc 7:1 the verb is ephaptomai):

(1) Literal:

(a) Gustation, to try by the tongue: "The taste (ta‘am) of it manna was like wafers made with honey" (Ex 16:31); "Doth not the ear try words, even as the palate (chekh) tasteth (Ta‘am) its food?" (Job 12:11); "Belshazzar, while he tasted (literally, "at the taste of," Te‘em) the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king and his lords, his wives and his concubines, might drink therefrom" (Da 5:2).

(b) "To sample," "to eat but a small morsel": "I did certainly taste (Ta‘am) a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand; and, lo, I must die" (1Sa 14:43).

(2) Figurative:

"To experience," "to perceive": "Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good" (Ps 34:8; compare 1Pe 2:3); "How sweet are thy words unto my taste!" (margin "palate," chekh) (Ps 119:103); "That by the grace of God he should taste of death for every man" (Heb 2:9); "For as touching those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come.... "(Heb 6:4,5).



Written by H. L. E. Luering

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g1089 Greek: geuo

Taste:

"to make to taste," is used in the Middle Voice, signifying "to taste"

(a) naturally, Mat 27:34; Luk 14:24; Jhn 2:9; Col 2:21;

(b) metaphorically, of Christ's "tasting" death, implying His personal experience in voluntarily undergoing death, Hbr 2:9; of believers (negatively) as to "tasting" of death, Mat 16:28; Mar 9:1; Luk 9:27; Jhn 8:52; of "tasting" the heavenly gift (different from receiving it), Hbr 6:4; "the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come," Hbr 6:5; "that the Lord is gracious," 1Pe 2:3.
See EAT.

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