Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bean. Any of various plants of the legume family, and part of the diet of the peoples of Bible lands.See Agriculture; Plants; Food and Food Preparation.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beans [Heb. pôl; Gk. kýamos]. A valuable article of ancient diet cultivated throughout the entire Near East. The beans of 2 S. 17:27f; Ezk. 4:9 are undoubtedly the broad beans (Faba vulgaris Moench). The sowing took place in the autumn, and the crop was harvested just after the barley and wheat. The
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BEAN Any of various plants of the legume family, and part of the diet of the peoples of Bible lands. See Agriculture; Plants; Food and Food Preparation.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
BeanThe broad bean, Vicia faba L, sown in winter and ripe in summer. The plants grow up to 1 m. (3 ft.) tall and have fragrant white blossoms. Remains of Vicia faba have been found at several Bronze and Iron Age sites in Israel.David and his troops eat beans (Heb. pôl) at Mahanaim during Absalom’s
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bean. A leguminous plant (Vicia faba L.) of which several varieties (such as the broad or horse bean [Faba vulgaris Moench]) were cultivated in ancient times. They were cooked fresh, dried, and ground in a hand mill. They were then prepared with garlic and eaten in the form of groats or grits. At 2 Sam.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beans. 2 Sam. 17:28; Ezek. 4:9. Beans are cultivated in Palestine, which produces many of the leguminous order of plants, such as lentils, kidney-beans, vetches, etc.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Beansmentioned in 2 Sam. 17:28 as having been brought to David when flying from Absalom. They formed a constituent in the bread Ezekiel (4:9) was commanded to make, as they were in general much used as an article of diet. They are extensively cultivated in Egypt and Arabia and Syria.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEANS<benz> (פּול‎ [pol]; Arabic ful): A very common product of Palestine; a valuable and very ancient article of diet. The Bible references are probably to the Faba vulgaris (N.D. Leguminosae) or horsebean. This is sown in the autumn; is in full flower - filling the air with sweet perfume - in the early
Compton’s Encyclopedia
beanA bean is the seed or pod of certain legumes belonging to the family Fabaceae. Other legumes include peas, peanuts, and clover. Beans are rich in protein and are used worldwide for cooking in either fresh or dried form.Most beans grow either as a bush 12–30 inches (30–75 centimeters) tall or as
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Bean. Every bean has its black. Nemo sine vitiis nas′citur, “everyone has his faults.” The bean has a black eye. (Ogni grano ha la sua semola.)He has found the bean in the cake, he has got a prize in the lottery, has come to some unexpected good fortune. The allusion is to twelfth cakes in which a bean
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Beans (2 Sam. 17:28; Ezek. 4:9) are cultivated in Palestine, where are grown many of the leguminous order of plants, such as lentiles, kidney-beans, vetches and the like. Beans are in blossom in January; they have been noticed in flower at Lydda on the twenty-third, and at Sidon and Acre even earlier;
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BEANS Leguminous plant (Faba vulgaris) grown in the ancient world as food. Beans mentioned in 2 Sam. 17:28 and Ezek. 4:9 were the horse or broad bean. These beans were sown in the autumn and harvested sometime in mid-April just before the barley and wheat. They were cooked green in the pods or cooked
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