Posted by Smokey Stover on January 06, 2007
In Reply to: Jacobs table posted by ESC on January 06, 2007
: : Does anyone know where the phrase Jacobs table came from as regards taking your own food to a party,thanks
: I've looked in my regional slang dictionaries and I found a lot of Jacob phrases but not this one. I'm thinking it has to do with Jacob in the Bible.
I've never heard the phrse. It is just possible that it could refer to the codification of Jewish law in a sort of tabular form by Jacob ben Asher (b. 1269? Cologne?, d. 1340?, Toledo). Or perhaps not.