1 Kings 19:6

6 He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.

Read 1 Kings 19:6 Using Other Translations

And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again.
He looked around and there beside his head was some bread baked on hot stones and a jar of water! So he ate and drank and lay down again.

What does 1 Kings 19:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 19:6

And he looked, and, behold, [there was] a cake baked on the
coals
Just took off the coals, quite hot. Bochart F17 thinks it should be rendered, "baked on hot stones"; and such was the way of baking cakes in some of the eastern countries, (See Gill on Genesis 18:6), the stones hereabout might be heated by a supernatural power, and the cake baked on them by an angel; these sort of cakes are in Hebrew called "huggoth", as some pronounce the word, and are said to be now common in Bulgaria, where they are called "hugaces" F18:

and a cruse of water at his head;
to drink of in eating the cake; which cruse or pot a learned man F19 thinks was Elijah's, not brought by the angel, only water put into it by him; see ( 1 Samuel 26:11 ) , and he did eat and drink; but not all that was set before him:

and laid him down again;
to take some more sleep for his greater refreshment.


FOOTNOTES:

F17 Hierozoic. par. 1. l. 2. c. 33. col. 528.
F18 Busbequius apud Calmet on the word "Bread".
F19 Schacchi Elaeochrism. Myrothec. l. 1. c. 44. col. 224.
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