Biblical study of fasting

Fasting was one of those parts of Christianity which eluded me. I knew it wasn't about bargaining with God, but I didn't really know what it was about. How did it work? Or does thinking 'How does it work?' immediately get you off on the wrong track, i.e. thinking it is somehow about adding a bit of extra whoomph to our prayers?

So I decided to do a biblical study of fasting - the Hebrew and Greek words, the contexts in which they occurred, and basically see where the Bible led me.

Fasting in the Bible

In the Old Testament

In the New Testament

Appendix 1 - Old Testament Word Study


To fast - tsuwm

A fast - tsowm

Appendix 2 - New Testament Word Study


To fast - nesteuo

A fast - nesteia

  Fasting in the Bible >

"The One-Stop Bible Guide" - accessible and visual Bible guide with up-to-date application: The One-Stop Bible Guide