I am new to this site. I'd like to ask some questions on the interpretation and cultural significance of the events in Genesis 18 in the Bible.
First, why does Abraham have Sarah use 3 seahs of flour to make bread? That is about 22 liters and a ton of bread. Why so much?
Second, why does he prepare their food and then stand awkwardly on the side of them while they ate (Gen 18:8)? Was this a cultural thing in that hosts don't sit or eat with their guests?
Third, is there a certain cultural significance of the food that was served? Did the curds, milk, and calf mean something?