• Yes. Pepper came fro what later become known as the Spice Islands - what is now Indonesia. It was probably known, at least by New Testament times, but it was definitely a luxury good and not part of everyday life. Salt, by contrast, was an everyday necessity, and one which people of all levels would need and have access to. And it was available locally - from the Dead Sea, apart from other places.
  • Salt is more common and plentiful. Pepper came from Africa and was around during the time of Ramses II or III don't remember which. it was stuffed in his nostrils after he was mummified.
  • 8-28-2017 Some questions just don't have answers. For example, bread is mentioned but peanut butter is not. WTF?
  • Salt was the chief article of seasoning and it's a preservative. In the Bible salt is often used figuratively. For an ex Jesus told his disciples: You are the salt of the earth,” a preserving influence on others, preventing spiritual and moral decay. The good news they carried would preserve life. Because salt prevented decay, it became a symbol of stability and permanence. Often when covenants were made, the parties ate together—eating salt together—denoting perpetual loyalty and fidelity to one another in the covenant relationship. “A covenant of salt” therefore was considered very binding. (Nu 18:19) Other spices prominently used for seasoning were mint, dill, cumin, rue, and mustard leaves. (Mt 23:23; 13:31; Lu 11:42) Sincerely E
  • 8-30-2017 Pepper is a condiment, used to improve flavor and stimulate digestive fluids. Salt is not a condiment. Salt is sodium chloride, source of two ions necessary to sustain life.
  • It is possible that pepper was not known about, since it comes from a tropical plant [ Indonesia ]. At the time the Bible was written, the whole world had not yet been explored. `It was the Dutch who first established trade with the ' far east'

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