What does Barley mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
שְׂעֹרִֽים barley. 4
שְׂעֹרִ֔ים barley. 3
הַשְּׂעֹרִ֖ים barley. 2
שְׂעֹרִים֙ barley. 2
שְׂעֹרִ֛ים barley. 2
וּשְׂעֹרִ֖ים barley. 2
שְׂעֹרִ֖ים barley. 2
κριθῶν barley. 1
שְׂעֹרִים֮ barley. 1
שְׂעֹרִ֑ים barley. 1
שְׂעֹרָ֑ה barley. 1
שְׂעֹרָ֥ה barley. 1
וּשְׂעֹרָ֣ה barley. 1
הַשְּׂעֹרִֽים barley. 1
וּ֠שְׂעֹרִים barley. 1
וּשְׂעֹרָ֔ה barley. 1
הַשְּׂעֹרָה֙ barley. 1
וְהַשְּׂעֹרָ֖ה barley. 1
κριθίνους of barley 1
שְׂעֹרִ֜ים barley. 1
וּשְׂעוֹרִ֖ים barley. 1
וְהַשְּׂעֹרִ֜ים barley. 1
וּשְׂעֹרִ֕ים barley. 1
וְהַשְּׂעֹרִ֣ים barley. 1
שְׂעוֹרִ֑ים barley. 1
κριθίνων of barley 1
הַשְּׂעֹרִ֥ים barley. 1

Definitions Related to Barley

H8184


   1 Barley.
      1a Barley (of the plant).
      1b Barley (of the meal or grain).
      

G2916


   1 of Barley, made of Barley.
   

G2915


   1 Barley.
   

Frequency of Barley (original languages)

Frequency of Barley (English)

Dictionary

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Barley
First mentioned in Exodus 9:31, which shows the barley harvest was earlier than the wheat, a month earlier in Egypt. Neither is found wild. Cereals and the art of converting them into bread were probably God's direct gift to man from the first. The worship of Ceres was probably a corruption of this truth. Canaan was "a land of wheat and barley" (Deuteronomy 8:8). Barley was a food for horses (1 Kings 4:28), but also for men. The hordeum distichum, or "two rowed barley" was that usual in Palestine (Judges 7:13; Ezekiel 4:12). Its inferiority to wheat is marked by the jealousy offering being of barley, whereas the ordinary (minchah ) meat, offering was of fine wheaten flour (Leviticus 2:1), and the purchase price of the adulteress (Hosea 3:2). The scanty supply, marking the poverty of the disciples, but multiplied by Jesus, was five barley loaves (John 6:9).
The people in Palestine still complain that their oppressors leave them nothing but barley bread to eat (Thomson's Land and Book, p. 449). A measure of wheat is made equivalent to three of barley (Revelation 6:6). Barley rapidly ripens. Some was sowed at the autumnal rains in October or November, other barley seed immediately after winter. Barley harvest was a note of time; as when it is said Rizpah, the afflicted widow of Saul, watched over her seven sons' bodies "from the beginning of barley harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven" (2 Samuel 21:9-10), i.e., from May until September. In the Midianite's dream Gideon was regarded as a mere vile barley cake, yet it is just such whom God chooses to overthrow the mighty (Judges 7:13; 1 Corinthians 1:27).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Barley
A grain for which Palestine was known (Deuteronomy 8:8 ). The failure of the barley crop was a disaster (Joel 1:11 ). Barley was the food of the poor (Leviticus 23:22 ; Ruth 3:15 ,Ruth 3:15,3:17 ; 2 Samuel 17:28 ; 2 Kings 4:42 ; 2Kings 7:1,2Kings 7:6,2 Kings 7:18 ; 2Chronicles 2:10,2 Chronicles 2:15 ; 2 Chronicles 27:5 ; Jeremiah 41:8 ). Barley flour was used to make bread (Judges 7:13 ; Ezekiel 4:12 ) and was the kind of bread Jesus used to feed the multitude (John 6:9 ,John 6:9,6:13 ). Barley was also used as feed for horses, mules, and donkeys (1 Kings 4:28 ). There was a spring variety (Hordeum vulgare ) and a winter variety (Hordeum hexastichon ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Barley
BARLEY ( se‘ôrâh ). As in ancient times, so to-day barley (Arab. [1] sha‘ir ) is the most plentiful cereal of Palestine. It is the chief food of horses ( 1 Kings 4:28 ), mules, and donkeys, oats being practically unknown. It is still used by the poor for making bread ( Judges 7:13 , John 6:9 ; John 6:13 etc.) in the villages, but not in the cities. Barley was the special ritual offering for jealousy ( Numbers 5:16 ). The barley harvest ( Ruth 1:22 ) precedes that of wheat: it begins around Jericho as early as March, and in Jerusalem and the neighbourhood at the end of May.
E. W. G. Masterman.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Barley Harvest
The barley harvest (Ruth 2:23 ) began in late April or early May and preceded the wheat harvest by about two weeks (Exodus 9:31-32 ). At the beginning of the barley harvest, the first fruits were offered as a consecration of the harvest (Leviticus 23:10 ).
King James Dictionary - Barley
B'ARLEY, n. L. far Heb. bar,corn. A species of valuable grain, used especially for making malt, from which are distilled liquors of extensive use, as beer, ale and porter. It is of the genus hordeum, consisting of several species. Those principally cultivated in England, are the common spring barley, the long eared barley, the winter or square barley, by some called big,and the sprat or battledore barley. This grain is used in medicine, as possessing emollient, diluent, and expectorant qualities.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Barley
Ruth 1:22 (c) This is a picture of the rich blessings that await those who come back to the Lord from their backslidden state. In the New Testament this picture is seen in the return of the prodigal. They began to be merry, and there was no end to that merriment ( Luke 15:24).
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Barley
seorah , κριθή. The well-known cereal, which was used as food for horses, 1 Kings 4:28 ; and also for the food of man when wheat failed. At the famine of Samaria, when the Syrian camp was found deserted, one measure (seah) of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, 2 Kings 7:1,16 , showing that barley was valued at half the price of wheat. In Revelation 6:6 , when scarcity is foretold, one choenix of wheat will be sold for a denarius, and three measures of barley for a denarius. Here it is one-third the value of wheat, and 5 pints would have cost, in N.T. times, about the equivalent of a man's daily wages.
In the trial of jealousy an offering was made of barley meal, without oil or frankincense, Numbers 5:15 . It was a domestic sorrow, that never ought to occur; but if the sin was there it must be judged. In Judges 7:13 Gideon hears himself compared to a cake of barley bread: he would not have heard this had he not been afraid, Judges 7:10 ; but it the more showed him whose hand must give the victory. Israel is charged with having polluted God among His people for "handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread," Ezekiel 13:19 ; as it says elsewhere, they had sold themselves for nought.
It was with five barley-loaves and a few fishes that the Lord fed the five thousand. John 6:9-13 . Such loaves are still the bread of the poorest in Palestine. Barley is sown in October as soon as the ground is softened by the rains, and the harvest is in April, but extends to May in the colder districts.
Webster's Dictionary - Barley
(n.) A valuable grain, of the family of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for food, and for making malt, from which are prepared beer, ale, and whisky.
Webster's Dictionary - Barley-Bree
(n.) Liquor made from barley; strong ale.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Barley
BARLEY.—In the Gospels, barley is mentioned only in the account given by St. John (John 6:5-14) of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand with five barley loaves and two fishes. The word occurs twice (John 6:9; John 6:13), and in both cases represents the adjectival form κρίθινος in the original. The noun κριθή (in ordinary Gr. usage almost invariably in the plur. κριθαί), which is employed in the LXX Septuagint to render the Heb. שִעֹרָה, occurs only once in NT (Revelation 6:6). Barley was one of the most important of Biblical food-products. According to the elder Pliny (HN xviii. 72), it was the most ancient nutriment of mankind. It certainly dates back to a very remote antiquity. It was cultivated by the Canaanites prior to the time of the Hebrew conquest (Deuteronomy 8:8), and by the ancient Egyptians, as appears from Exodus 9:31 and from the representations on the oldest Egyptian monuments. Among the Jews it was used for making bread (Ezekiel 4:9), and it seems to have been the principal food of the poorer classes (Ruth 2:17; Ruth 3:15, 1 Kings 4:22, John 6:9). This is confirmed by Judges 7:13, where a cake of barley-bread is the symbol of an army of peasants, and is also in accordance with modern usage. Thus Dr. Thomson says: ‘Barley bread is only eaten by the poor and the unfortunate. Nothing is more common than for these people, at this day, to complain that their oppressors have left them nothing but barley bread to eat’ (Land and Book [1], p. 449). He also mentions that the Bedawin often ridicule their enemies by calling them ‘eaters of barley bread’ (l.c.). Barley was also grown as a forage crop. Its employment as provender for horses is mentioned in 1 Kings 4:28, and the chopped straw from the threshing-floor was likewise used as fodder. This practice continues to the present day, oats and hay being unknown.
In Palestine the normal time for sowing barley is about the beginning of October: when the winter is exceptionally cold and wet, sowing takes place early in February. In the Jordan Valley, the harvest begins in April, but it varies according to the elevation of the different regions. At the highest altitudes the crop is not ripe till July or even August.
Hugh Duncan.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Barley
A — 1: κριθή (Strong's #2915 — Noun Feminine — krithe — kree-thay' ) "barley," is used in the plural in Revelation 6:6 .
B — 1: κρίθινος (Strong's #2916 — Adjective — krithinos — kree'-thee-nos ) signifies "made of barley," John 6:9,13 .
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Barley
שערה , Exodus 9:31 ; Leviticus 27:16 , &c; a well- known kind of grain. It derives its Hebrew name from the long hairy beard which grows upon the ear. Pliny, on the testimony of Menander, says that barley was the most ancient aliment of mankind. In Palestine the barley was sown about October, and reaped in the end of March, just after the passover. In Egypt the barley harvest was later; for when the hail fell there, Exodus 9:31 , a few days before the passover, the flax and barley were bruised and destroyed: for the flax was at its full growth, and the barley began to form its green ears; but the wheat, and more backward grain, were not damaged, because they were only in the blade, and the hail bruised the young shoots which produce the ears.
The rabbins sometimes called barley the food of beasts, because in reality they fed their cattle with it. 1 Kings 4:28 ; and from Homer and other ancient writers we learn, that barley was given to horses. The Hebrews, however, frequently used barley bread, as we find by several passages of Scripture: for example, David's friends brought to him in his flight wheat, barley, flour, &c, 2 Samuel 17:28 . Solomon sent wheat, barley, oil, and wine, to the labourers King Hiram had furnished him, 2 Chronicles 2:15 . Elijah had a present made him, of twenty barley loaves, and corn in the husk, 2 Kings 4:22 . And, by miraculously increasing the five barley loaves. Christ fed a multitude of about five thousand, John 6:8-10 . The jealousy-offering, in the Levitical institution, was to be barley meal, Numbers 5:15 . The common mincha, or offering, was of fine wheat flour, Leviticus 2:1 ; but this was of barley, a meaner grain, probably to denote the vile condition of the person in whose behalf it was offered. For which reason, also, there was no oil or frankincense permitted to be offered with it. Sometimes barley is put for a low, contemptible reward or price.
So the false prophets are charged with seducing the people for handfuls of barley, and morsels of bread, Ezekiel 13:19 . Hosea bought his emblematic bride for fifteen pieces of silver, and a homer and a half of barley, Hosea 3:2 .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Barley
Sown in Palestine in autumn, and reaped in the spring, that is, at the Passover. The Hebrews frequently used barley bread, 2 Samuel 1:27 ; 2 Kings 4:42 ; John 6:9 . Barley also was much used as food for cattle, 1 Kings 4:28 .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Barley
is one of the most important of the cereal grains, and the most hardy of them all. It was grown by the Hebrews, (Leviticus 27:16 ; 8:8; Ruth 2:17 ) etc., who used it for baking into bread chiefly among the poor, (Judges 7:13 ; 2 Kings 4:42 ; John 6:9,13 ) and as fodder for horses. (1 Kings 4:28 ) The barley harvest, (Ruth 1:22 ; 2:23 ; 2 Samuel 21:9;10 ) takes place in Palestine in March and April, and in the hilly district as late as May. It always precedes the wheat harvest, in some places by a week, in others by fully three weeks. In Egypt the barley is about a month earlier than the wheat; whence its total destruction by the hail storm. (Exodus 9:31 )

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Bere - ) See Bear, Barley. ) Barley; the six-rowed Barley or the four-rowed Barley, commonly the former (Hord
Barley - Pliny, on the testimony of Menander, says that Barley was the most ancient aliment of mankind. In Palestine the Barley was sown about October, and reaped in the end of March, just after the passover. In Egypt the Barley harvest was later; for when the hail fell there, Exodus 9:31 , a few days before the passover, the flax and Barley were bruised and destroyed: for the flax was at its full growth, and the Barley began to form its green ears; but the wheat, and more backward grain, were not damaged, because they were only in the blade, and the hail bruised the young shoots which produce the ears. ...
The rabbins sometimes called Barley the food of beasts, because in reality they fed their cattle with it. 1 Kings 4:28 ; and from Homer and other ancient writers we learn, that Barley was given to horses. The Hebrews, however, frequently used Barley bread, as we find by several passages of Scripture: for example, David's friends brought to him in his flight wheat, Barley, flour, &c, 2 Samuel 17:28 . Solomon sent wheat, Barley, oil, and wine, to the labourers King Hiram had furnished him, 2 Chronicles 2:15 . Elijah had a present made him, of twenty Barley loaves, and corn in the husk, 2 Kings 4:22 . And, by miraculously increasing the five Barley loaves. The jealousy-offering, in the Levitical institution, was to be Barley meal, Numbers 5:15 . The common mincha, or offering, was of fine wheat flour, Leviticus 2:1 ; but this was of Barley, a meaner grain, probably to denote the vile condition of the person in whose behalf it was offered. Sometimes Barley is put for a low, contemptible reward or price. ...
So the false prophets are charged with seducing the people for handfuls of Barley, and morsels of bread, Ezekiel 13:19 . Hosea bought his emblematic bride for fifteen pieces of silver, and a homer and a half of Barley, Hosea 3:2
Barley - First mentioned in Exodus 9:31, which shows the Barley harvest was earlier than the wheat, a month earlier in Egypt. Canaan was "a land of wheat and Barley" (Deuteronomy 8:8). Barley was a food for horses (1 Kings 4:28), but also for men. The hordeum distichum, or "two rowed Barley" was that usual in Palestine (Judges 7:13; Ezekiel 4:12). Its inferiority to wheat is marked by the jealousy offering being of Barley, whereas the ordinary (minchah ) meat, offering was of fine wheaten flour (Leviticus 2:1), and the purchase price of the adulteress (Hosea 3:2). The scanty supply, marking the poverty of the disciples, but multiplied by Jesus, was five Barley loaves (John 6:9). ...
The people in Palestine still complain that their oppressors leave them nothing but Barley bread to eat (Thomson's Land and Book, p. A measure of wheat is made equivalent to three of Barley (Revelation 6:6). Barley rapidly ripens. Some was sowed at the autumnal rains in October or November, other Barley seed immediately after winter. Barley harvest was a note of time; as when it is said Rizpah, the afflicted widow of Saul, watched over her seven sons' bodies "from the beginning of Barley harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven" (2 Samuel 21:9-10), i. In the Midianite's dream Gideon was regarded as a mere vile Barley cake, yet it is just such whom God chooses to overthrow the mighty (Judges 7:13; 1 Corinthians 1:27)
Barley - Those principally cultivated in England, are the common spring Barley, the long eared Barley, the winter or square Barley, by some called big,and the sprat or battledore Barley
Barleycorn - ) Formerly , a measure of length, equal to the average length of a grain of Barley; the third part of an inch. ) A grain or "corn" of Barley
Barley - A — 1: κριθή (Strong's #2915 — Noun Feminine — krithe — kree-thay' ) "barley," is used in the plural in Revelation 6:6 . ...
B — 1: κρίθινος (Strong's #2916 — Adjective — krithinos — kree'-thee-nos ) signifies "made of Barley," John 6:9,13
Barley - Barley ( se‘ôrâh ). As in ancient times, so to-day Barley (Arab. Barley was the special ritual offering for jealousy ( Numbers 5:16 ). The Barley harvest ( Ruth 1:22 ) precedes that of wheat: it begins around Jericho as early as March, and in Jerusalem and the neighbourhood at the end of May
Barley - At the famine of Samaria, when the Syrian camp was found deserted, one measure (seah) of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two seahs of Barley for a shekel, 2 Kings 7:1,16 , showing that Barley was valued at half the price of wheat. In Revelation 6:6 , when scarcity is foretold, one choenix of wheat will be sold for a denarius, and three measures of Barley for a denarius. ...
In the trial of jealousy an offering was made of Barley meal, without oil or frankincense, Numbers 5:15 . In Judges 7:13 Gideon hears himself compared to a cake of Barley bread: he would not have heard this had he not been afraid, Judges 7:10 ; but it the more showed him whose hand must give the victory. Israel is charged with having polluted God among His people for "handfuls of Barley and for pieces of bread," Ezekiel 13:19 ; as it says elsewhere, they had sold themselves for nought. ...
It was with five Barley-loaves and a few fishes that the Lord fed the five thousand. Barley is sown in October as soon as the ground is softened by the rains, and the harvest is in April, but extends to May in the colder districts
Barley - The Hebrews frequently used Barley bread, 2 Samuel 1:27 ; 2 Kings 4:42 ; John 6:9 . Barley also was much used as food for cattle, 1 Kings 4:28
Barley Harvest - The Barley harvest (Ruth 2:23 ) began in late April or early May and preceded the wheat harvest by about two weeks (Exodus 9:31-32 ). At the beginning of the Barley harvest, the first fruits were offered as a consecration of the harvest (Leviticus 23:10 )
Barley - The failure of the Barley crop was a disaster (Joel 1:11 ). Barley was the food of the poor (Leviticus 23:22 ; Ruth 3:15 ,Ruth 3:15,3:17 ; 2 Samuel 17:28 ; 2 Kings 4:42 ; 2Kings 7:1,2Kings 7:6,2 Kings 7:18 ; 2Chronicles 2:10,2 Chronicles 2:15 ; 2 Chronicles 27:5 ; Jeremiah 41:8 ). Barley flour was used to make bread (Judges 7:13 ; Ezekiel 4:12 ) and was the kind of bread Jesus used to feed the multitude (John 6:9 ,John 6:9,6:13 ). Barley was also used as feed for horses, mules, and donkeys (1 Kings 4:28 )
Barley - BARLEY. —In the Gospels, Barley is mentioned only in the account given by St. John (John 6:5-14) of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand with five Barley loaves and two fishes. Barley was one of the most important of Biblical food-products. This is confirmed by Judges 7:13, where a cake of Barley-bread is the symbol of an army of peasants, and is also in accordance with modern usage. Thomson says: ‘Barley bread is only eaten by the poor and the unfortunate. Nothing is more common than for these people, at this day, to complain that their oppressors have left them nothing but Barley bread to eat’ (Land and Book
In Palestine the normal time for sowing Barley is about the beginning of October: when the winter is exceptionally cold and wet, sowing takes place early in February
al-Phitomancy - ) Divination by means of Barley meal
Barley-Bree - ) Liquor made from Barley; strong ale
Seorim - Barley, the chief of the forth priestly course (1 Chronicles 24:8 )
Abib - ("ears of grain", namely, Barley (Exodus 13:4). ) On the 15th day of Nisan, the Jews began harvest by gathering a sheaf of Barley firstfruits, and on the 16th day of Nisan, offered it (Leviticus 23:4-14)
Malt - ) Barley or other grain, steeped in water and dried in a kiln, thus forcing germination until the saccharine principle has been evolved. ) To make into malt; as, to malt Barley
Scone - ) A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or Barley or oat meal
Awn - ) The bristle or beard of Barley, oats, grasses, etc
Awn - ) The bristle or beard of Barley, oats, grasses, etc
Seo'Rim - (barley ), the chief of the fourth of the twenty-four courses of priests
Fodder - The Hebrew suggests a mixed feed, either of several grains (though Barley was the common grain for livestock, Judges 19:19 ; 1 Kings 4:28 ) or a mix of finely cut straw, Barley, and beans formed into balls
Broth - ) Liquid in which flesh (and sometimes other substances, as Barley or rice) has been boiled; thin or simple soup
Bigg - ) Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind
Sciuroid - ) Resembling the tail of a squirrel; - generally said of branches which are close and dense, or of spikes of grass like Barley
Quass - ) A thin, sour beer, made by pouring warm water on rye or Barley meal and letting it ferment, - much used by the Russians
Cornfield - ) A field where corn is or has been growing; - in England, a field of wheat, rye, Barley, or oats; in America, a field of Indian corn
Ptisan - ) A decoction of Barley with other ingredients; a farinaceous drink
Yumas - They are agricultural, and cultivate corn, wheat, Barley, melons, etc
Orgeat - ) A sirup in which, formerly, a decoction of Barley entered, but which is now prepared with an emulsion of almonds, - used to flavor beverages or edibles
Barleybreak - ) An ancient rural game, commonly played round stacks of Barley, or other grain, in which some of the party attempt to catch others who run from a goal
Cockle - Bad weeds in general; or Barley affected by Uredo fetida , "the stinking rust
Dredge - A mixture of oats and Barley sown together
Porridge - ) A food made by boiling some leguminous or farinaceous substance, or the meal of it, in water or in milk, making of broth or thin pudding; as, Barley porridge, milk porridge, bean porridge, etc
Bannock - ) A kind of cake or bread, in shape flat and roundish, commonly made of oatmeal or Barley meal and baked on an iron plate, or griddle; - used in Scotland and the northern counties of England
Cockle - Job asked that if he had done wickedly cockle might grow instead of Barley: in the margin it reads 'noisome weeds
Beans, - It grows plentifully in Palestine, and is eaten with rice or mixed with wheat and Barley in making bread for the poor
Caryopsis - ) A one-celled, dry, indehiscent fruit, with a thin membranous pericarp, adhering closely to the seed, so that fruit and seed are incorporated in one body, forming a single grain, as of wheat, Barley, etc
Millet - Ezekiel 4:9 , received an order from the Lord to make himself bread with a mixture of wheat, Barley, beans, lentiles, and millet. I found it so disagreeable, that I would willingly have preferred plain Barley bread
Pulse - Daniel 1:12; Daniel 1:16, zeronim , edible "seeds" or grain of any kind, Barley, wheat, millet, vetches
Grain - The Hebrews sowed only wheat, Barley, and spelt; rye and oats are not mentioned in Scripture
Beer - ) A fermented liquor made from any malted grain, but commonly from Barley malt, with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor
Corn - This term may be taken to include (1) Barley, (2) Wheat, (3) Fitches, (4) Lentils, (5) Beans, (6) Millet, (7) Rye, wrong translation for ‘Vetches,’ (8) Pulse for most of which see separate articles
Straw - Usually Barley or wheat stalks after they have been cut
Wimple - See Ruth 3:15 , Boaz gives Ruth six measures of Barley, which she carries away in her mantle, rather than veil, as in the English translation
Barley - (1 Kings 4:28 ) The Barley harvest, (Ruth 1:22 ; 2:23 ; 2 Samuel 21:9;10 ) takes place in Palestine in March and April, and in the hilly district as late as May. In Egypt the Barley is about a month earlier than the wheat; whence its total destruction by the hail storm
Fodder - farrago), "made up of various kinds of grain, as wheat, Barley, vetches, and the like, all mixed together, and then sown or given to cattle" (Job 24:6 , A
Omer - First sheaf (omer) of the Barley harvest which was elevated as an offering (Leviticus 23:9-15 )
Pulse - Probably the term denotes uncooked grain of any kind, as Barley wheat, millet, vetches, etc
Whiskey - In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted Barley
Grain - Common grains in the biblical world included wheat (Genesis 30:14 ), spelt or emmer (REB vetches) (Exodus 9:32 ), Barley (Exodus 9:31 ), and millet (Ezekiel 4:9 )
Bolled - It is the fact that in Egypt when Barley is in ear (about February) flax is blossoming
Sheaf - After the feast of the passover the Jews brought a sheaf into the temple, as the first fruits of the Barley harvest, Leviticus 23:10 ; Leviticus 23:12 ; and these were the ceremonies that were then performed. On the 16th of the month Nisan, in the evening, when the feast day of the passover was ended, and the second day was begun, which was a working day, the house of judgment deputed three men to go in solemnity, and gather the sheaf of Barley. The Barley was gathered in the territory of Jerusalem
Ears of Grain - It is more proper to speak of the common grains of that area, namely, wheat and Barley, as having heads
Scarce - We say, water is scarce, wheat, rye, Barley is scarce, money is scarce, when the quantity is not fully adequate to the demand
Corn - ) A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, Barley, and maize; a grain. ) The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, Barley, maize, oats
Corn - A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, Barley and maiz a grain. In this sense, it has a plural as, three Barley corns make an inch. In Great Britain, corn is generally applied to wheat, rye, oats and Barley
Beans - These beans were sown in the autumn and harvested sometime in mid-April just before the Barley and wheat
Boll - ) A Scotch measure, formerly in use: for wheat and beans it contained four Winchester bushels; for oats, Barley, and potatoes, six bushels
Abib - On the fifteenth day of the month, harvest was begun by gathering a sheaf of Barley, which was offered unto the Lord on the sixteenth (Leviticus 23:4-11 )
Shewbread - A sacred loaf made probably of Barley or wheat which was set before the Lord as a continual sacrifice (Exodus 25:30 )
Adar - When the season was backward, and the lambs not yet of a paschal size, or the Barley not forward enough for abib, then a month called Veadar, i
Wave Offerings - The first-fruits, a sheaf of Barley, offered at the feast of Pentecost (Leviticus 23:17-20 ), and wheat-bread, the first-fruits of the second harvest, offered at the Passover (10-14), were wave-offerings
Shewbread - A sacred loaf made probably of Barley or wheat which was set before the Lord as a continual sacrifice (Exodus 25:30 )
Parched Corn or Grain - The exact type of grain is not indicated by the Hebrew term; probably Barley or wheat was meant
Ruth, Book of - ...
In the time of Barley harvest Ruth went to glean in the field of Boaz, a near kinsman of Elimelech and a rich man. She continued thus during the Barley and wheat harvests. On the Barley being winnowed, Boaz, after eating and drinking, lay down in a barn; and Ruth, instructed by Naomi, went and lay down at his feet
Abib - It was so named, because grain, particularly Barley, was in ear at the time
Vinegar - The Hebrew word translated "vinegar" was applied to a beverage consisting generally of wine or strong drink turned sour, but sometimes artificially made by an admixture of Barley and wine, and thus liable to fermentation
Dredge - ) A mixture of oats and Barley
Falter - ) To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as Barley
Grass - This definition includes wheat, rye, oats, Barley, &c
Lentiles - Mixed with Barley they are said to be frequently so used in the southern parts of Egypt
Strong Drink - It may have at first been used of beer made from Barley
Winnowing - Boaz winnowed his Barley in the evening, when there would be more wind
Couch - ) A mass of steeped Barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the Barley; as, couch of malt
Cake - Cakes made of wheat or Barley were offered in the temple. ...
We read also of honey-cakes (Exodus 16:31 ), "cakes of figs" (1 Samuel 25:18 ), "cake" as denoting a whole piece of bread (1 Kings 17:12 ), and "a [1] cake of Barley bread" (Judges 7:13 )
Lentiles - In time of scarcity used with wheat, Barley, beans, millet, and fitches, as a substitute for pure flour (Ezekiel 4:9)
Distill - ) To subject to distillation; as, to distill molasses in making rum; to distill Barley, rye, corn, etc
Corn - The most common kinds were wheat, Barley, spelt, R
Harvest - Barley "harvest" usually came first and then wheat
Abib - It was so named because corn, particularly Barley, was in ear at that time. On the fifteenth they gathered the sheaf of the Barley first fruits, and on the following day presented an offering of it to the Lord, which having done they might begin their harvest, Leviticus 23
Bright - ) To be or become overripe, as wheat, Barley, or hops
Beans - In Ezekiel 4:9 we read of beans as being mixed with Barley, lentils, millet, and fitches to make bread
Cake - They are compared to a small cake with reference to their weakness but they are compared to a Barley cake to describe their value
Corn - The most common kinds were wheat, Barley, spelt, Authorized Version, (Exodus 9:32 ) and Isai 28:25 "Rye;" (Ezekiel 4:9 ) "fitches" and millet; oats are mentioned only by rabbinical writers
Rahab - It was the time of the Barley harvest, and flax and Barley are ripe at the same time in the Jordan valley, so that the bundles of flax stalks might have been expected to be drying just then" (Geikie's Hours, etc
Wheat, - The wheat was put into the ground in the winter, and some time after the Barley; in the Egyptian plague of hail, consequently, the Barley suffered, but the wheat had not appeared, and so escaped injury
Straw - Both wheat and Barley straw were used by the ancient Hebrews chiefly as fodder for the horses cattle and camels
Preacher: Must Feed the People (2) - Barley for pigeons, good sir; and the gospel for men and women
Beer - A spirituous liquor made from any farinaceous grain but generally from Barley, which is first malted and ground, and its fermentable substance extracted by hot water
Big - A kind of Barley
Tares - 1: ζιζάνιον (Strong's #2215 — Noun Neuter — zizanion — dziz-an'-ee-on ) is a kind of darnel, the commonest of the four species, being the bearded, growing in the grain fields, as tall as wheat and Barley, and resembling wheat in appearance
Sower, Sowing - (Isaiah 32:20 ) The sowing season began in October and continued to the end of February, wheat being put in before, and Barley after, the beginning of January
Wheat - ( See Barley, and See FITCHES
Cockle - He says that this interpretation is certain, because, as Celsius had observed, ביש , in Arabic, denotes the aconite; and he intimates that it best suits Job 31:40 , where it is mentioned as growing instead of Barley
Wheat - In Palestine this most important of all grains was sown after Barley—late in the fall
Treasure - We have treasures in the field, of wheat and of Barley, and of oil and of honey
Harvest - Other crops included Barley, flax, and various vegetables and fruits. Barley was harvested from April to May; wheat from May to June; and summer fruits from August to September
Bread - Bread was made of wheaten flour, or of wheat and Barley mixed, or by the poor of Barley only
Gomer - " And hence the prophet saith, "So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of Barley, and an half homer of Barley
Drink, Strong - Beer was made from Barley, lupin, skirrett, and other herbs being substituted for hops
Cinnamon - ...
Cinnamon-water, is made by distilling the bark, first infused in Barley water, in spirit of wine, brandy or white wine
Ear - ) The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, Barley, Indian corn, etc
Harvest - The harvests of the different grains happened in regular succession, and are known as the "wheat-harvest," 1 Samuel 12:17, and the "barley-harvest," Ruth 1:22
Ear - ) The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, Barley, Indian corn, etc
Refiner, Refining - The ancient Egyptians purified gold by putting it into earthen crucibles with lead, salt, a little tin, and Barley bran, sealing the crucibles with clay, and then exposing them to the heat of a furnace for five days and nights
Cucumbers - On visiting the Arab school in Jerusalem (1858) I observed that the dinner which the children brought with them to school consisted, without exception, of a piece of Barley cake and a raw cucumber, which they ate rind and all
Wheat - Palestine, though to a less extent than Barley, but it is cultivated in the largest quantities in the Nuqra or plain of the Hauran, one of the finest grain-growing countries in the world
Corn - Wheat, Barley, spelt (as the Hebrew for "rye," Exodus 9:32, ought to be translated, for it was the common food of the Egyptians, called doora , as the monuments testify; also in Ezekiel 4:9 for "fitches" translated "spelt"
Tares - " Not our vetch, but darnel; at first impossible to distinguish from wheat or Barley, until the wheat's ear is developed, when the thin fruitless ear of the darnel is detected
Rizpah - Her famous act was (2 Samuel 21:8-11) her watching against bird and beast of prey the hung up corpses of her two sons and five kinsmen on the sacred hill of Gibeah, with which Saul had been so closely connected (1 Samuel 11:4), from the beginning of Barley harvest, the sacred Passover season, until the fall of the early rain in October, without tent to screen her from the scorching sun all day and the saturating dews at night, and with only her black widow's sackcloth to rest upon, keeping her from the rocky ground
Harvest - Barley harvest was at the feast of first fruits; the wheat harvest at the feast of weeks; and the vintage at the feast of tabernacles
Millet - "I found it so disagreeable," says he, "that I should willingly have preferred plain Barley bread to it
First-Fruits - The first of these first-fruits, offered in the name of the nation, was a sheaf of Barley, gathered on the fifteenth of Nisan in the evening, and threshed in a court of the temple. These first-fruits consisted of wheat, Barley, grapes, figs, apricots, olives, and dates
First-Fruits - All the males were to present themselves three times in the year before God, and these occasions were arranged at the times of ingathering of the Barley (at the Feast of Unleavened Bread); of wheat (at the Feast of Weeks); and of the vintage (at the Feast of Tabernacles)
Tares - In those parts where the grain has headed out , the tares have done the same, and then a child cannot mistake them for wheat or Barley; but where both are less developed, the closest scrutiny will often fail to detect them
Water of Jealousy - With her he was to bring an offering of Barley meal
Drink, Strong - It was made of Barley; certain herbs, such as lupine and skirret, were used as substitutes for hops
Agriculture - Wheat, Barley, and rye (and millet rarely) were their cereals. The Barley harvest was earlier than the wheat. With the undesigned propriety that marks truth, Exodus 9:31-32 records that by the plague of hail "the flax and the Barley were smitten, for the Barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled i. " Accordingly, at the Passover (just after the time of the hail) the Barley was just fit for the sickle, and the wave sheaf was offered; and not until Pentecost feast, 50 days after, the wheat was ripe for cutting, and the firstfruit loaves were offered. Seventy days sufficed between sowing Barley and the wave sheaf offering from the ripe grain at Passover
Vinegar - Literally, “that which is soured,” related to Hebrew term for “that which is leavened” and referring to a drink that has soured, either wine or beer from Barley (Numbers 6:3 )
Bread - The bread of the better class of Jews was generally made of wheat; Barley and other grains were sometimes used
Husbandry - ...
The Hebrew word, דגן , which is translated variously by the English words, grain, corn, &c, is of general signification, and comprehends in itself different kinds of grain and pulse, such as wheat, millet, spelt, wall-barley, Barley, beans, lentils, meadow-cumin, pepper-wort, flax, cotton; to these may be added various species of the cucumber, and perhaps rice. Rye and oats do not grow in the warmer climates; but their place is, in a manner, supplied by Barley. Barley, mixed with broken straw, affords the fodder for beasts of burden, which is called בליל
Feasts - At Passover time the Barley was ready for harvest, but before the people could reap it and use it for themselves, they had to acknowledge God as the giver. Therefore, on the third day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, they presented the first sheaf of reaped Barley to God. ...
Feast of Harvest (Pentecost)...
After the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the people returned home and for the next six weeks were busy harvesting, first the Barley and then the wheat. It was also known as the Feast of Weeks, being a week of weeks after the offering of the first Barley sheaf (Deuteronomy 16:9-10)
Ruth - They arrived at Bethlehem just at the beginning of Barley harvest, and Ruth, going out to glean, chanced to go into the field of wheat, a wealthy man and a near kinsman of her father-in-law, Elimelech
Bitter Water - When the man brought the woman to the priest, he brought an offering of jealousy or remembrance (a cereal offering of Barley)
Pearl - ) To cause to resemble pearls; to make into small round grains; as, to pearl Barley
Pomegranate - The pomegranate, classed by Moses with wheat and Barley, vines and figs, oil olive and honey, was, in his account, one principal recommendation of the promised land, Deuteronomy 8:8
Bread - The best bread was made of wheat, but "barley" and spelt were also used
Corn - the use of the words ‘peppercorn,’ ‘barleycorn’). And these lessons from the corn in the records of the Lord’s ministry may be greatly extended as we recall what He said about the sowing of the corn (parable of the Sower) and its reaping (the Tares and the Wheat); how He saw in the white fields a vision of a great spiritual harvest only waiting to be gathered (John 4:35); how at Capernaum He turned the people’s minds from the Barley bread of the previous day’s miracle to think of Himself as the Bread of Life (John 6); and said of the broken loaf at the Last Supper, ‘Take, eat, this is my body. ’...
For further information the reader is referred to Agriculture, Barley, Sowing, etc
Bread - It was made chiefly from wheat and Barley, occasionally mixed, more especially in times of scarcity, with other ingredients ( Ezekiel 4:9 ; see Food). Barley was in earlier times the main breadstuff of the peasantry ( Judges 7:13 ) and poorer classes generally ( John 6:13 , cf. The ordinary cake the loaf of OT and NT was round and fairly thick; such at least was the rolling ‘cake of Barley bread’ of Judges 7:13
Fox - For instance from the book of Exodus we learn, that before the passover, that is, before the fourteenth day of the month Abib, or March, Barley in Egypt was in the ear, Exodus 12:18 ; Exodus 13:4 . Barley harvest, then, in Egypt, and so in the country of the Philistines, which bordered upon it, must have fallen about the middle of March. " Marriage-Feasts - The guests sit round the great bowl or bowls on the floor, the meal usually consisting of a lamb or kid stewed in rice or Barley
Firstfruits - According to 1618418407_34 , the first sheaf of the new crop of Barley was presented as a wave offering before the Lord
Months - This reckoning would soon have thrown out some of their festivals because they were connected with the first-fruits of the Barley and wheat harvest
Chald a - Wheat, millet, Barley, dates and fruits of all kinds were abundant
Horse - Horses were fed on Barley and tibn (chopped straw) in Solomon’s time as in Palestine to-day ( 1 Kings 4:28 )
Pentecost, Feast of - The offering of a Barley-sheaf during the Feast of Unleavened Bread opened the reaping season, which lasted officially for 49 days, a week of weeks. It thus took place at the end of the reaping season, when all the wheat and Barley had been cut and gathered, and marked especially the termination of the wheat harvest (wheat being the last of the cereals to ripen in Palestine)
Water of Jealousy - The husband brought the woman before the priest, bearing the tenth of an ephah of Barley meal, which was thrown on the blazing altar
Matthew - Matthew knew the value of goods of all description: wool, flax, linen, pottery, brass, silver, gold, Barley, wheat, olives, figs, wheat
Olives, Olivet, Mount of - ...
A great part of the mount is cultivated with wheat and Barley, with a vine here and there; also a few fig trees, but of trees there are still more of olives than any other
Grain - Grain, without a definitive, signifies corn in general, or the fruit of certain plants which constitutes the chief food of man and beast, as wheat, rye, Barley, oats and maiz
Food - Of cereals, wheat and Barley were favourite food-stuffs (Matthew 3:12, Mark 2:23-25, Luke 3:17, John 6:9; John 21:13); of herbs there is mention of mint, anise, and cummin (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42); of fruits, we hear of figs (Luke 13:7, Matthew 21:18-19) and grapes (Matthew 7:16, Mark 12:2)
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"The salted Barley on my front was spread, The sacred fillets bound my destined head
Canaan - " A land of wheat, and Barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates
Seasons - Barley also is produced plentifully
Andrew - Andrew answered, "There is a lad here that hath five Barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?"...
Even here he suggests a supply, but with defective faith
First-Fruits - Such were the first-fruits of the dough, Numbers 16:20-21; and of the threshing-floor, which Jewish writers distinguish into two kinds, the first including wheat, Barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and figs; the second oil, wine, and other produce which supported human life, also the first of the fleece and the hair of goats
Agriculture - The land of promise is ‘a land of wheat and Barley’ (Deuteronomy 8:8). It may be noted here that ground which yielded thorns was considered specially good for wheat-growing, while that which was overrun with weeds was assigned to Barley. ...
(c) The principal crops were wheat, Barley, spelt, millet, beans, and lentils (see articles on the first two of these). A beginning was made with pulse varieties, Barley came next, and wheat followed. When the winter set in cold and wet, Barley was not sown till the beginning of February. —Barley harvest (2 Samuel 21:9) began in April or May, according as the district was early or late; wheat and spelt were ripe a few weeks after (Exodus 9:31-32)
Feasts - ...
First Fruits (barley ), 'day after the } The Resurrection
Firstfruits - At the Passover, on the morrow after the sabbath, a sheaf of green Barley (which is earlier than wheat), of the first fruits of the crop, was waved before the Lord
a'Arat - Wheat, Barley and vines ripen at far higher altitudes than on the Alps and the Pyrenees
Rahab (1) - The season, as otherwise comes out, was four days before Passover, "on the tenth day of the first month," Barley harvest time, when Jordan periodically overflowed its banks. The flax harvest was simultaneous with Barley harvest, it appears from Exodus 9:31
Food - In the former there is brought for the entertainment of David and his followers ‘wheat and Barley and meal and parched corn and beans and lentils and parched pulse [2] always ‘grain’ the two most important of which were wheat and Barley. The chief use, however, to which wheat and Barley were put was to supply the household with bread (wh. Wheaten and Barley ‘ meal ’ (RV [7] ) or a sort of porridge made from wheat and Barley meal, like the polenta of the Romans. Next in importance to wheat and Barley as food-stuffs may be ranked the seeds of various members of the pulse family ( Leguminosœ ), although only two leguminous plants ( lentils and beans ) are mentioned by name in OT
Agriculture - These were, in the first rank, wheat and Barley; less important were the crops of millet and spelt, and those of the pulse family lentils, beans, and the like. The average harvest period, reckoned by the Hebrew legislation ( Leviticus 23:15 , Deuteronomy 16:9 ) to cover seven weeks, may be set down as from the middle of April to the beginning of June, the Barley ripening about a fortnight sooner than the wheat. The chaff is carried farthest away ( Psalms 1:4 , the light morsels of straw to a shorter distance, while the heavy grains of wheat or Barley fall at the winnower’s feet
Bread - Their bread was generally made of wheat or Barley, or lentiles and beans. Bread of wheat flour, as being the most excellent, was preferred: Barley bread was used only in times of scarcity and distress. So mean and contemptible, in the estimation of the numerous and well-appointed armies of Midian, was Gideon, with his handful of undisciplined militia, that he seems to have been compared to bread of this inferior quality, which may account for the ready interpretation of the dream of the Midianite respecting him: "And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and lo, a cake of Barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along
Famine - So in Revelation 6:5 scarcity, connected with the black horse, follows on bloodshed and conquest; but a maximum price is fixed for wheat and Barley, and oil and wine are untouched, so that the full horrors of famine are delayed
Raise - ) To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, Barley, hops, etc
Garments - Ruth was able to carry in such a veil six measures of Barley
Sion - Richardson observes of Sion, "At the time when I visited this sacred ground, one part of it supported a crop of Barley, another was undergoing the labour of the plough, and the soil turned up consisted of stones and lime mixed with earth, such as is usually met with in the foundations of ruined cities
Bread - An inferior and cheaper kind of bread is also made from Barley flour, and less frequently the meal of Indian corn is used. Such probably were the Barley loaves brought to Christ at the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:9; John 6:13). —In a land where communication with other sources of supply was difficult, everything depended upon the local wheat and Barley harvest
Field - ...
In the parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:4, Mark 4:4, Luke 8:5), where the Authorized Version has ‘some (seeds) fell by the wayside,’ the picture is really of grains of wheat or Barley which fell on the trodden pathway leading across the field, and so were left exposed where the birds could see and devour them (cf. render it, fields of wheat or Barley, not of maize or Indian corn, of course
Palestine - And dry and barren as are many of the hills at present, there is evidence enough that in earlier happier days they were terraced, wooded, and productive: "a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat, and Barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive and honey
Elisha - We next read of his predicting a fall of rain when the army of Jehoram was faint from thirst (2 Kings 3:9-20 ); of the multiplying of the poor widow's cruse of oil (4:1-7); the miracle of restoring to life the son of the woman of Shunem (4:18-37); the multiplication of the twenty loaves of new Barley into a sufficient supply for an hundred men (4:42-44); of the cure of Naaman the Syrian of his leprosy (5:1-27); of the punishment of Gehazi for his falsehood and his covetousness; of the recovery of the axe lost in the waters of the Jordan (6:1-7); of the miracle at Dothan, half-way on the road between Samaria and Jezreel; of the siege of Samaria by the king of Syria, and of the terrible sufferings of the people in connection with it, and Elisha's prophecy as to the relief that would come (2 Kings 6:24-7:2 )
Ammon - Jotham reduced them to pay 100 talents of silver, 10,000 measures of wheat, and 10,000 of Barley
Genovefa, Patron Saint of Paris And of France - From her 15th to her 50th year she ate but twice a week, and then only bread of Barley or beans
Ass - The little ass carrying the Barley, which leads every train of camels, is a characteristic sight
Corn - "Corn, wine, and oil-olive" were the staple products, and wheat and Barley still grow there luxuriantly, when cultivated
Plants in the Bible - ...
Cereal Grains for Bread Well-to-do citizens made bread primarily from wheat, but the poor man had to make do with coarse Barley (2 Kings 4:42 ; John 6:9 ). ...
Barley ( Hordeum vulgare ) tolerates poorer soil than wheat, is shorter, has bearded ears, and ripens sooner (Exodus 9:31-32 ). Sometimes Barley was eaten roasted as parched grain (Ruth 2:14 ). ...
Wheat and Barley straw remaining after threshing was used for fuel (Isaiah 47:14 ), and the fine chaff for instant heat in the oven
Agriculture - ...
How were cereals cultivated? Grain crops were the staple food of rich and poor alike, although the poor may have had to consume Barley bread rather than the more palatable wheat. Barley was harvested first during April and May, followed by wheat a month later
Bread - The best being made of wheat; the inferior of Barley, used by the poor, and in scarcity (John 6:9; John 6:13; Revelation 4:6; 2 Kings 4:38; 2 Kings 4:42)
Camel - But generally, on a march, about a pound weight of dates, beans, or Barley, will serve for twenty-four hours
Passover - Subsequently (Leviticus 23:10-14) God directed an omer or sheaf of firstfruits (barley, first ripe, 2 Kings 4:42), a lamb of the first year as a burnt offering, with meat offerings, on the morrow after the sabbath (i. "The Barley was smitten, for the Barley was in the ear . By "grain" the Barley harvest is meant: had Moses written "wheat" it would have been impossible to reconcile him with himself; but as "corn" means here Barley, all is clear, seven weeks still remaining until wheat harvest, when at Pentecost or the feast of weeks the firstfruit loaves were offered (Blunt, Undesigned Coincidences, 1)
Fertility Cult - ...
The Israelites' sacred calendar celebrated the same seasons as their neighbors (barley harvests feast of unleavened bread; wheat harvests Pentecost; fruit harvests booths)
Month - The Barley harvest is not until the middle of April, so that Abib or Nisan, in which the Passover first sheaf was offered on the 15th day, coincides with April
Mill, Millstone - In manipulating the rubber, the woman grasped it by both ends and ground the grains of wheat or Barley with the convex side
Head - ) An ear of wheat, Barley, or of one of the other small cereals
Gideon - He was still faint-hearted and therefore went to listen, and there he heard himself compared to 'a cake of Barley bread,' but that God would deliver Midian into his hand
Ara'Bia - Agricultural products are coffee, wheat, Barley, millet, beans, pulse, dates and the common garden plants
Canaan - The autumnal rains usually commence in the latter part of October, and soon after the first showers wheat and Barley are sowed. The Barley harvest is about a fortnight earlier than the wheat, and both are earlier than the wheat, and both are earlier in the plains than on the high land; altogether the grain harvest extends from April to June
Joab - Besides his usual residence at Jerusalem Joab had a house and Barley fields in the country not far from the capital (2 Samuel 14:30; 1 Kings 2:34); and "he was buried in his own house in the wilderness," probably that of Judah, as Joab's mother, David's step sister, would naturally dwell near Bethlehem. Absalom with characteristic recklessness, when he failed to induce Joab to come to him, set fire to his Barley and so forced Joab to mediate for his admission to the king's presence
Mephibosheth - Saul's son by Rizpah (2 Samuel 21:8); "crucified" (yaqah ; not talah , which would mean "hanged up") with six others before Jehovah by the Gibeonites to avert the famine; from Barley harvest until the rains of October the bodies remained exposed to the sun (compare Numbers 25:4), but watched by Rizpah's pious care, and finally were committed to Kish's sepulchre
Famine - ...
The condition pictured in Revelation 6:5-6 is one of scarcity, when wheat and Barley are to be weighed out with care to prevent a worse condition arising
Earth - Moses promised that God would make its soil productive, for “He will give rain for your land” so that it would be “a fruitful land,” “a land flowing with milk and honey, a land of wheat and Barley” (1618418407_19; 8:7-9; Agriculture - --The cereal crops of constant mention are wheat and Barley, and more rarely rye and millet(?)
Raise - To cause to grow to procure to be produced, bred or propagated as, to raise wheat, Barley, hops, &c
Weights And Measures - (3) The measurement of grains of Barley . But the Rabbinical tradition allowed 144 Barley-corns of medium size, laid side by side, to the cubit; and it is remarkable that a recent careful attempt made on these lioes resulted in a cubit of 17. Thus ‘the sowing of a homer of Barley’ was computed at the price of 50 shekels of silver ( Leviticus 27:16 ). version of Hosea 3:2 , instead of lethek of Barley)
Commerce - Barley and wheat were crushed, winnowed, sieved, and distributed on the threshingfloor (goren) for local consumption (Deuteronomy 15:14 ; Ruth 3:15 ). The gate of Samaria served as a market center where the people purchased measures of Barley and fine meal (2 Kings 7:18 )
Agriculture - Barley green
Galilee - It was famous for oil, wheat, Barley, and fruit, as well as cattle
Canaan, Land of - ...
God Himself describes the land as "a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat, and Barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive and honey; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass
Germanus, Saint, Bishop of Auxerre - His wife became to him as a sister; he distributed his property to the poor; he became a severe ascetic, and, as his biographer Constantius says, a "persecutor of his body," abstaining from salt, oil, and even from vegetables, from wine, excepting a small quantity much diluted on Christmas Day or Easter Day, and from wheat bread, instead of which he ate Barley bread with a preliminary taste of ashes ( cinerem praelibavit )
Feasts - ) At the Passover in spring, in the month Abib, the first green ears of Barley were cut, and were a favorite food, prepared as parched grain, but first of all a handful of green ears was presented to the Lord. Christ has risen from death as "the firstfruits of them that slept" (1 Corinthians 15:20), even as the green ears of Barley were offered as firstfruits at Passover
Bread - ...
Judges 7:13 (b) This cake of Barley bread represents Gideon who, though weak and lacking in military skill, would win a great victory for Israel and for GOD
Passover - On the second day also the first fruits of the Barley harvest were offered in the temple, Leviticus 23:10
Canaan - " The former, for wheat, is about the middle of October to the middle or end of November: Barley is put into the ground two and sometimes three months later. The Barley harvest, it is to be observed, is generally a fortnight earlier. Among the standing crops, we noticed millet, cotton, linseed, and tobacco, and occasionally small fields of Barley. ...
Delicious wine is still produced in some districts, and the valleys bear plentiful crops of tobacco, wheat, Barley, and millet
Festivals - It was also apparently connected to the Barley harvest (Leviticus 23:4-14 ). ...
Essentially a harvest celebration, the term “weeks” was used of the period of grain harvest from the Barley harvest to the wheat harvest, a period of about seven weeks
Persia - Gold and silver and wheat and Barley were native to the area
Chaldaea - Berosus states also that Barley, sesame, palms, apples, and many shelled fruit, grew wild
Harvest - Barley is in full ear all over the Holy Land, in the beginning of April; and about the middle of the same month, it begins to turn yellow, particularly in the southern districts; being as forward near Jericho in the latter end of March, as it is in the plains of Acre a fortnight afterward
Calendars - It reads:...
His two months are (olive) harvest, His two months are planting (grain), His two months are late planting; His month is hoeing up of flax, His month is harvest of Barley, His month is harvest and feasting; His two months are vine-tending, His month is summer fruit
Farming - ...
Cereal harvest...
The first of the cereal crops to be harvested was the Barley (Leviticus 23:10; Ruth 1:22; 2 Samuel 21:9), and this was followed by the wheat (Leviticus 23:16-17; Judges 15:1)
Meals - ...
As regards the important group of the cereals , wheat and Barley ears were roasted on an iron plate or in a pan, producing the ‘ parched corn ’ (Amer. A porridge of coarse wheat or Barley meal has also been referred to under Food, § 2
Numbers as Symbols - The disciples could only provide five Barley loaves and two small fishes when the five thousand were fed
Gardens - The oriental garden displays little method, or design; the whole being commonly no more than a confused medley of fruit trees, with beds of esculent plants, and even plots of wheat and Barley sometimes interspersed
Elisha - Elisha answered, "To-morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of Barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria
Food - ...
Cereals...
The Israelites’ chief cereals were Barley and wheat (Exodus 9:31-32; Exodus 34:22; Deuteronomy 8:8)
Pentecost - Although there has been much dispute as to the exact meaning of ‘the morrow after the sabbath,’ it is generally agreed to treat the 16th Nisan as the day when the wave-sheaf of early Barley was offered and as the day when they began to ‘count the omer. The Feast of Maẓẓôth marked the opening of harvest with the early Barley crop; the Feast of Weeks marked its close with the ingathering of the wheat; the Feast of Booths crowned the cycle with the gathering of the vintage and the ‘fruits of the land’ (Leviticus 23:39) in general. But all could count from ‘the morrow after the sabbath’ from the second day of Maẓẓôth, when the ceremony of waving the omer (of Barley) took place
Pentecost - Although there has been much dispute as to the exact meaning of ‘the morrow after the sabbath,’ it is generally agreed to treat the 16th Nisan as the day when the wave-sheaf of early Barley was offered and as the day when they began to ‘count the omer. The Feast of Maẓẓôth marked the opening of harvest with the early Barley crop; the Feast of Weeks marked its close with the ingathering of the wheat; the Feast of Booths crowned the cycle with the gathering of the vintage and the ‘fruits of the land’ (Leviticus 23:39) in general. But all could count from ‘the morrow after the sabbath’ from the second day of Maẓẓôth, when the ceremony of waving the omer (of Barley) took place
Bride - This custom is probably as ancient as concubinage, with which it is connected; and if so, it will perhaps account for the Prophet Hosea's purchasing a wife of this kind, for fifteen pieces of silver, and for a homer of Barley, and a half homer of Barley
Palestine - Moses describes it as "a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat, and Barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; a land wherein thou shalt not eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass" (Deuteronomy 8:7-9 )
Elisha - The king followed the messenger and he said, "This evil is of the Lord; what should I wait for the Lord any longer?" Elisha had a message of deliverance: by the next day a measure of fine flour should be sold for a shekel, and two measures of Barley for the same
Mines And Mining - With the domestication of small animals, wheat, and Barley, people found greater uses for stone tools
Mill - Almost every family grind their wheat and Barley at home, having two portable mill stones for that purpose; of which the uppermost is turned round by a small handle of wood or iron that is placed in the rim
Pass'Over, - (Numbers 28:19 ) On the second day also the first-fruits of the Barley harvest were offered in the temple
Adultery - Another priest, in the meantime, tore off her clothes as low as her bosom—made her head bare—untied the tresses of her hair—fastened her clothes, which were thus torn, with a girdle under her breast, and then presented her with the tenth part of an ephah, or about three pints, of Barley meal
Plagues, the Ten, - The seventh (hail) came when the Barley was in ear, and before the wheat was grown, and hence in February; and the tenth came in the following March or April
Feasts And Festivals of Israel - "...
The offering of firstfruits described in Leviticus 23:9-14 occurred in conjunction with the Feast of Unleavened Bread and focused on the Barley harvest, but there was also an offering of firstfruits associated with the Feast of Weeks ( Numbers 28:26-31 ) in celebration of the wheat harvest. Every type of crop, including grapes, olives, wheat, Barley, figs, pomegranates, and apples had been ravaged (Joel 1:7-12 )
Cooking And Heating - Grain (spelt, Barley, or wheat—preferred in that order) had first to be cleaned and selected
Ishmael - When they came into the midst of the city, or of the courtyard (Josephus), he closed the entrances and butchered all, except ten who promised, if spared, to show him treasures of wheat, Barley, oil, and honey
Gideon - Then followed Gideon's going with Phurah his servant into the Midianite host, and hearing the Midianite's dream of a Barley cake overturning the tent, that being poor men's food, so symbolizing despised Israel, the "tent" symbolizing Midian's nomadic life of freedom and power
Epicureans - For drink they had water with a small quantity of wine on occasion, and for food Barley bread
Plagues of Egypt - , ‘the Barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bud, but the wheat and the vetch … were not grown up
Egypt - ...
Wheat was the chief produce; Barley and spelt (asin Exodus 9:32) ought to be translated instead of "rie," Triticum spelta, the common food of the ancient Egyptians, now called by the natives doora, the only grain, says Wilkinson, represented on the sculptures, but named on them often with other species) are also mentioned. In northern Egypt the Barley ripens and flax blossoms in the middle of February or early in March, and both are gathered before April, when wheat harvest begins
Passover - The first-fruits of Barley harvest were offered on the second day of Passover, and from then seven weeks were counted by primitive methods of calculation; this brought them to Pentecost and the beginning of wheat harvest. ‘Though one ephah, or ten omers, of Barley was cut down, only one omer of flour, or about 5·1 pints of our measure, was offered in the Temple on the second Paschal’ (Edersheim, op
Numbers, Book of - ( i ) ‘ăr îsôth perhaps means Barley meal
Sacrifice And Offering - Barley beer, mixed beer, milk, and wine also were placed before the deities, as well as loaves of bread
Barzillai - Beds, we read, and basons, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and Barley, and flour, and parched corn, and beans, and lentils, and parched pulse, and honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine for David, and for his people that were with him
Egypt - ...
The chief agricultural productions of Egypt are wheat, durrah, or small maize, Turkish or Indian corn or maize, rice, Barley, beans, cucumbers, watermelons, leeks, and onions; also flax and cotton
Galilee - It was ‘a land of wheat and Barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates; a land of oil olives and honey; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it’ (Deuteronomy 8:8-9)
Gennesaret, Land of - And yet even now one finds proofs of its former luxuriance in the wealth of its wild flowers, the heavy-headed wheat and Barley growing here and there, and in the stoutness of the thorns and thistles almost everywhere
Economic Life - ...
Local Village Economy Agriculture in ancient Palestine took three basic forms: grain production (barley and wheat), cultivation of vines and fruit trees, and the care of oleaginous plants (olive, date, sesame) from which oil was extracted for cooking, lighting, and personal care uses
Exodus, the Book of - in blossom, marks the time as the middle of February, when also the "barley" is "in the ear
Passover (i.) - On the 16th day the Barley for the omer (Leviticus 23:11) that was to be presented was cut; this was threshed in the Court of the Priests, parched, and then ground fine
Trade And Commerce - ), Barley (2 Ch
Bethlehem - The valleys below and the fields lying to the east produce crops of wheat and Barley, as in the days when Ruth gleaned in the fields of Boaz; and the terraced slopes, under diligent cultivation, bear olives, almonds, pomegranates, figs, and vines
Palestine - Wheat, Barley, millet, maize, peas, beans, lentils, olives, figs, mulberries, vines, and other fruit; cotton, nuts of various species; the ordinary vegetables, and some (such as solanum or ‘egg-plant’) that do not, as a rule, find their way to western markets; sesame, and tobacco which is grown in some districts are the most characteristic crops produced by the country
Elisha - ...
Next, a man of Baal Shalisha brings firstfruits (paid to the prophets in the absence of the lawful priests: Numbers 18:8; Numbers 18:12; Deuteronomy 18:3-4), namely, 20 small loaves of new Barley, and full green ears of grain roasted, esteemed a delicacy (Leviticus 2:14; Leviticus 23:14), in his garment (margin) or bag
Terah - The Lord thy God, so sang the call and the promise in Abram's hopeful heart-The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat, and Barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive and honey; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass
Palestine - " God's choice of it as peculiarly His own was its special glory (Psalms 132:13; Psalms 48:2; Jeremiah 3:19 margin "a good land, a land of brooks of water (wadies often now dry, but a few perennial), of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills (the deep blue pools, the sources of streams), a land of wheat, Barley, vines, figtrees, pomegranates, oil olive, honey (dibs , the syrup prepared from the grape lees, a common food now)
Book - Austin's psalter, for twelve measures of Barley and a pall, on which was embroidered in silver the history of St
Dates (2) - A fresh difficulty was created by the 13th month, Veadar, which was intercalated whenever the Barley was not within a fortnight of being ripe at the end of the month Adar; but this was forbidden in sabbatical years, and two intercalary years could not be successive
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - His food was Barley bread and greens