Cook in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a person employed to perform culinary service. In early times
among the Hebrews cooking was performed by the
mistress of the
household (Gen. 18:2-6; Judg. 6:19), and the process
expeditiously performed (Gen. 27:3, 4, 9, 10).
cooks were afterwards employed (1 Sam. 8:13; 9:23).
as a rule, were slaughtered (other than sacrifices),
purposes of hospitality (Gen. 18:7; Luke 15:23). The
lamb was roasted over a fire (Ex. 12:8, 9; 2Chr.
by boiling was the usual method adopted (Lev. 8:31;
No cooking took place on the Sabbath day (Ex. 35:3).
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