The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Moses at 120?

Moses must have been physically fit: Recall, he climbed Mount Sinai and came down carrying stone tablets with the Ten Commandments. Decades later, just before his death at 120, "his sight was unimpaired and his vigor had not abated" (Deuteronomy 34:3). Wonder what he ate? Nutrition entrepreneur Tom Ciola can't be sure, but he's offering Bible Bars for those who eat to be fit based on seven foods God recommended at the end of the 40-year desert trek Moses led: wheat, barley, honey, olive oil, figs, pomegranates and grapes (Deuteronomy 8:8). A Bible Bar has 190 calories and 6 grams of fat. Some 2,500 U.S. health food stores and religious bookstores carry the snack, which retails for $1.89.


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