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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Pancakes are described in 2 Samuel 13:8,9 . Cakes mingled with oil and baked in the oven are mentioned in Leviticus 2:4 , and "wafers unleavened anointed with oil," in Exodus 29:2; Leviticus 8:26; 1 Chronicles 23:29 . "Cracknels," a kind of crisp cakes, were among the things Jeroboam directed his wife to take with her when she went to consult Ahijah the prophet at Shiloh (1 Kings 14:3 ). Such hard cakes were carried by the Gibeonites when they came to (Joshua 9:5,12 ). They described their bread as "mouldy;" but the Hebrew word Nikuddim , Here used, ought rather to be rendered "hard as biscuit." It is rendered "cracknels" in 1 Kings 14:3 . The ordinary bread, when kept for a few days, became dry and excessively hard. The Gibeonites pointed to this hardness of their bread as an evidence that they had come a long journey.
We read also of honey-cakes (Exodus 16:31 ), "cakes of figs" (1 Samuel 25:18 ), "cake" as denoting a whole piece of bread (1 Kings 17:12 ), and "a [round] cake of barley bread" (Judges 7:13 ). In Leviticus 2 is a list of the different kinds of bread and cakes which were fit for offerings.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Cake'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/c/cake.html. 1897.