The word manna is derived from the The Hebrew words meaning, What is it? Although some have speculated that manna was some sort of naturally-occurring substance that God miraculously multiplied and delivered to the Israelites, there is no solid proof for that possibility. If it were something natural to the desert region however, very near to where the Israelites had been living for over 400 years, would they have had to ask what it was?
What we do know for sure is:
It was like coriander seed, had an appearance like bdellium(is an aromatic gum like myrrh that is exuded from a tree) , had to be gathered, they had to grind it, they boiled it and made cakes from it. It fell with the morning dew, during first 5 work days of the week, the people were only to gather enough for that day, because it would badly spoil quickly.
What could this have been?
"It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. "
When I was a kid, when I read those chapters, I thought that meant graham crackers falling from the sky
until I asked my grandmother if that's what communion was made of and she explained it.
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