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Farming
Animal Husbandry • Husbandry
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Husbandman
Husbandman, Husbandry. Occupation and practice of farming and animal production; kjv rendering of farmer, tenant farmer, plowman, tiller, and vinedresser.See Agriculture; Trades and Occupations (Farmer).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Husbandman, Husbandry
HUSBANDMAN*, HUSBANDRY* Occupation and practice of farming and animal production; kjv rendering of farmer, tenant farmer, plowman, tiller, and vinedresser. See Agriculture.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Farming
farming, the process of cultivating land and raising crops, from soil preparation to the storage and transport of crops to market. No human activity is as prevalent in the Bible as farming. Agricultural pursuits are mentioned in the opening pages of Genesis (2:15; 4:2; 9:20), and farming activities were
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Farmer, Farmers, Farming
FARMER, FARMERS, FARMING. One Gk. and several Heb. terms are behind these English ones. Farming (Gen. 9:20) is from Heb. ˒ı̂sh ˒ădāmâ, lit., “man of the soil”; the term is given as “husbandman” in the KJV. Farmer and farmers are from Heb. ḥārash (Isa. 28:24); Heb. ˒ikkār (Isa. 61:5; Jer. 14:4;
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Farming
Farmingfarming, the whole process of cultivating land and raising crops, from soil preparation to the storage and transport of crops to market. Archaeologists have discovered that farming has been practiced in Palestine for almost ten thousand years. If one includes the breeding of livestock, it is
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Farm, Farming
FARM, FARMING - the practice of growing livestock and crops for food or commercial purposes. Although the word "farm" occurs only in Matthew 22:5, farming was an important occupation in Bible times. Practically every family owned a piece of land in Israel, and many families farmed a small area of their
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Farming
FarmingFrom the beginning of the Bible nearly to its end, we move in a predominantly rural and agrarian world of field and vineyard, cattle and herds, sowing and reaping. Although cities existed in the world of the Bible, the majority of the people were directly dependent on the land for their livelihood.
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Animal Husbandry
Animal HusbandryRaising domesticated animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs was second only to farming in importance for ancient man. Cud-chewers such as cattle, sheep, and goats were of the greatest value because they did not compete with humans for food, and provided byproducts such as wool
Key passages
Ge 3:17–19

And to Adam he said, “Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree from which I forbade you to eat, the ground shall be cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat from it all the days of your life. And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you, and you …

Ge 4:2

Then she bore his brother Abel. And Abel became a keeper of sheep, and Cain became a tiller of the ground.

Ge 26:12

And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in that same year a hundredfold, and Yahweh blessed him.

Sir 7:15

Do not hate hard work and farming, created by the most high.

2 Mac 12:1

Now when these agreements were settled, Lysias went to the king while the Judeans went about farming.