Sense of Taste

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INTRODUCTION God has created man with five important senses to help him relate with his environment. These senses help man to relate the information that he is getting outside the body to the brain which is the chief controller of the activities of the body. According to Microsoft Encarta, Sense Organs, in humans and other animals, are faculties by which outside information is received for evaluation and response. This is accomplished by the effect of a particular stimulus on a specialized organ, which then transmits impulses to the brain via a nerve or nerves. Aristotle classified five senses: hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch . The writers of this paper are going to focus their attention on one of these five sense organs …show more content…
Thus the person of better taste prefers A to B, while others do not, and he does this because he is aware of elements of A and B not recognized by others. Both conceptions are present in the work of one of the earliest and best theorists of taste, David Hume. He thinks of both senses of “taste,” calling one of them the “mental” or “metaphorical” sense of “taste”
APPLYING THE IDEA OF THE SENSE OF TASTE FROM SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY TO THE BIBLE First of all it is important that we look at the definition of taste from a biblical point of view to help us apply this topic spiritually. What does the bible say about Taste? tāst (Hebrew טעם, ṭa‛am, “the sense of taste,” “perception,” from טעם, ṭā'am, “to taste,” “to perceive”; Aramaic טעם, ṭe‛ēm, “flavor,” “taste” (of a thing); Hebrew חך, ḥēkh, “palate,” “roof of the mouth” = “taste”; γεύομας, geúomai; noun γεῦσις, geúsis; in 2 Macc 7:1 the verb is ἐφάπτομαι, epháptomai): Taste in the Scripture have two meanings: literally and figuratively.
(1) Literal:
(a) Gustation, to try by the tongue: “The taste (ṭa‛am) of it (manna) was like wafers made with honey” (Exo_16:31); “Doth not the ear try words, even as the palate (ḥēkh) tasteth (ṭā‛am) its food?” (Job_12:11); “Belshazzar, while he tasted (literally, “at the taste of,” ṭe‛em) the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king and his

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