Sop. In eastern lands, where our table utensils are unknown, the meat, with the broth, is brought upon the table in a large dish, and is eaten usually by means of pieces of bread dipped into the common dish. The bread so dipped is called a “sop.” It was such a piece of bread dipped in broth that Jesus gave to Judas, John 13:26; and again, in Matt. 26:23, it is said “he that dippeth his hand with me in the dish,” i.e., to make a sop by dipping a piece of bread into the central dish.
Dipping the Sop.