(Heb. 'adashim), a species of vetch ( Genesis 25:34 ; 2 Sam 23:11 ), common in Syria under the name addas. The red pottage made by Jacob was of lentils ( Genesis 25:29-34 ). They were among the provisions brought to David when he fled from Absalom ( 2 Samuel 17:28 ). It is the Ervum lens of Linnaeus, a leguminous plant which produces a fruit resembling a bean.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Lentiles". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".