Why would a resurrected, immortal Body want to eat Broiled Fish?

While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NRSV-26018l" value="[l]”>[l] 37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NRSV-26022m" value="[m]”>[m] 41 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate in their presence.

                                                                                                        Luke 24:36-43

Gary:  Why would a heavenly, immortal, resurrected body want to eat broiled fish?  Why would a heavenly, immortal, resurrected body want to eat anything?

Isn’t that really odd??

If your answer is, “Jesus wanted to prove to his disciples that he was not just a spirit, a ghost,” my response is, “Why did he need to eat something to prove that he was not just a ghost when his disciples had just finished touching his body, feeling with their hands the nail-prints in his palms and in his feet and the sword wound in his side?”

Immortal bodies don’t need to eat!  Immortal bodies do not experience the human condition of hunger!  I believe that this ‘fact’ is one of “Luke’s” embellishments to a growing legend of an event which never happened.


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