A great post about fasting. Research the Hebrew word for afflicted-anah. I don’t think it says fast. Fasting is a different word.
Strong’s Definitions: עָנָה ʻânâh, aw-naw’; a primitive root (possibly rather identical with H6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive (in various applications, as follows):—abase self, afflict(-ion, self), answer (by mistake for H6030), chasten self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness, humble (self), hurt, ravish, sing (by mistake for H6030), speak (by mistake for H6030), submit self, weaken, × in any wise.
The word for fasting below.
KJV Translation Count: 26x
The KJV translates Strongs H6685 in the following manner: fast (16x), fasting (9x), fasted (with H6684) (1x).
Strong’s Definitions: צוֹם tsôwm, tsome; or צֹם tsôm; from H6684; a fast:—fast(-ing).