I’ve heard a lot about Ezekiel bread over the years. It sounds healthy and delicious, right? It’s made according to the recipe God gave His prophet in Ezekiel 4:9, commanding him to eat it every day for over a year, so it must be good for you. Ezekiel bread is crafted from six different whole grains & legumes, often sprouted and dried before grinding.
“And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and emmer, and put them into a single vessel and make your bread from them. During the number of days that you lie on your side, 390 days, you shall eat it. ~Ezekiel 4:9
But have you ever read the entire recipe from the Bible? I read the book of Ezekiel recently, and I don’t think people are cooking their Ezekiel bread right. I wonder what that does to the nutritional value? I hope they aren’t cooking it the way God initially told Ezekiel to cook it.
And you shall eat it as a barley cake, baking it in their sight on human dung. ~Ezekiel 4:12
Well. Who’s ready for some Ezekiel bread?
In all fairness, it’s worth noting that Ezekiel didn’t end up eating bread cooked over people poo:
Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I have never defiled myself. From my youth up till now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has tainted meat come into my mouth.” Then he said to me, “See, I assign to you cow’s dung instead of human dung, on which you may prepare your bread.” ~Ezekiel 4:14-15
But still, doesn’t it make you think twice about following health fads? Who knows how they’re cooking this stuff. 😉