There are four stories behind the bread of life.
First, even today Bedouins gather a white cream at dawn, while in the evening, quail, weary from their flight from Europe, flop in the desert.
Second. Moses promised that a prophet like me will the Lord raise up from among you; and that led the five thousand from the previous day to ask Jesus what sign he could do.
Thirdly, Jesus said that his words were the bread of life.
Fourth, Jesus promised us real bread with his indwelling. When many left him, finding such a bread unbelievable, Peter asked, "To whom shall we go? You have the words of everlasting life.