Banquet

Genesis 21:8; 40:20; Ecclesiastes 10:16; Isaiah 5:11; Proverbs 9:2; 2 Samuel 19:35; Nehemiah 8:10; Ecclesiastes 10:19; Isaiah 5:12; 25:6; Matthew 22:11; Luke 15:25
(sitting). A favorite part of social enjoyment and religious festivity among Hebrews. The posture was usually sitting (Gen. 21:8; 40:208And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. (Genesis 21:8)
20And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. (Genesis 40:20)
). Morning banquets a mark of excess (Eccl. 10:1616Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! (Ecclesiastes 10:16); Isa. 5:1111Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! (Isaiah 5:11)). Banquet incidents were foods, wines, flowers, fine robes, music vocal and instrumental, dancing, jests, riddles and merriment (Prov. 9:22She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. (Proverbs 9:2); 2 Sam. 19:3535I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king? (2 Samuel 19:35); Neh. 8:1010Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10); Eccl. 10:1919A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. (Ecclesiastes 10:19); Isa. 5:12; 25:612And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands. (Isaiah 5:12)
6And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. (Isaiah 25:6)
; Matt. 22:1111And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: (Matthew 22:11); Luke 15:2525Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. (Luke 15:25)). [FEASTS.]