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Barley
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Barley
Barley (שְׂעֹרָה‎, se'orah). A grain crop widely cultivated in Egypt (Exod 9:31) and Palestine (Lev 27:16; Deut 8:8). Barley was used as food for both animals and people (Num 5:15; Judg 7:13; 1 Kgs 4:28; John 6:9). It was typically harvested in March or April, around the time of Passover (Ruth 1:22; 2
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Barley
Barley. Important grain and dietary staple in Bible lands.See Agriculture; Food and Food Preparation; Plants.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Barley
Barley [Heb. śe‘ōrâ]. Several kinds of cultivated barley grow in Palestine, the most common being Hordeum distichon L., H. vulgare L., and H. hexastichon L. In ancient times barley was a characteristic Palestinian product (Dt. 8:8), and the failure of the crop was a national disaster (Joel 1:11).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Barley
BARLEY Important grain and dietary staple in Bible lands. See Agriculture; Food and Food Preparation; Plants.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Barley
barley, one of the two staple grain crops in the biblical period (wheat was the other). Bread made of barley was the food of lower-income people (Ezek. 4:12; John 6:9). Seven weeks elapsed from the beginning of the barley harvest in late April until the completion of the wheat harvest at the beginning
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Barley
BarleyA winter grain (Hordeum; Heb. kĕʿōrâ) planted from late October through December. Its growing season is shorter than that of wheat, and its harvest commences in April, coinciding with the festival of Pesaḥ/maṣṣôṯ (Passover). Barley is much more resistant than wheat to harsh environmental
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Barley
Barley. Barley was the second most important (cf. Deut. 8:8) bread grain in Palestine, being a popular source of food during times of scarcity, especially for the lower classes (e.g., Ruth 2:17), and also serving as provender for horses (1 Kgs. 4:28). It was baked in loaves that were flat and round.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Barley
BARLEY A common crop in Palestine (2 Sam 14:30; Job 31:40; Joel 1:11) that was coarser than wheat and was sold at half the price of wheat (2 Kgs 7:1, 16, 18). Bread made from barley was a regular item in the diet of the inhabitants of Palestine (Judg 7:13; 2 Kgs 4:42; Jer 41:8; John 6:9).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Barley
Barley is one of the most important of the cereal grains, and the most hardy of them all. It was grown by the Hebrews, Lev. 27:16; Deut. 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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Barley
Barleya grain much cultivated in Egypt (Ex. 9:31) and in Palestine (Lev. 27:16; Deut. 8:8). It was usually the food of horses (1 Kings 4:28). Barley bread was used by the poorer people (Judg. 7:13; 2 Kings 4:42). Barley of the first crop was ready for the harvest by the time of the Passover, in the
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Barley
Barleybarley, one of the two staple grain crops in the biblical period (wheat was the other). Bread made of barley was the food of lower-income people (Ezek. 4:12; John 6:9). Seven weeks elapsed from the beginning of the barley harvest in late April until the completion of the wheat harvest at the
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