Fine flour
Food and drink
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Flour. Fine, powdery substance produced by grinding the inner kernels of wheat. Called “the finest of the wheat” (Dt 32:14), flour was used in baking and also for cereal offerings (Lv 2).See Food and Food Preparation.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
FLOUR Fine, powdery substance produced by grinding the inner kernels of wheat. Flour was used in baking and also for cereal offerings (Lv 2). See Food and Food Preparation.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
FlourGrain was ground between stones (Num. 11:8; cf. Matt. 24:41), producing coarsely-ground meal and the more finely ground flour. The best flour required thorough cleaning and repeated grinding and sifting. Heb. qemaḥ designates flour or meal made from wheat or barley, and sōleṯ refers to very fine
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Flour. †Meal ground from the inner kernels of cereal grains (cf. Deut. 32:14; Ps. 81:16, “the finest of the wheat”; KJV “kidney fat of wheat”). That of ordinary use (Heb. qemaḥ) was produced by rubbing grains between stones and sifting off the larger pieces (e.g., 1 Sam. 28:24; 2 Sam. 17:18).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
FLOUR. Ground grain used for making bread, the support of life in the ancient world. At first barley alone was ground, but afterward wheat, as only the poor used barley. As to the method of making flour, both mortars and mills were employed. See Bread; Mills. Fine flour was presented in connection with
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
FlourGrain reduced to the form of meal is spoken of in the time of Abraham (Gen. 18:6). As baking was a daily necessity, grain was also ground daily at the mills (Jer. 25:10). The flour mingled with water was kneaded in kneading-troughs, and sometimes leaven (Ex. 12:34) was added and sometimes omitted
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FLOUR - ground grain from which bread is baked (Ex. 29:2; 1 Sam. 28:24). The flour of Bible times was a fine substance made from wheat, with all the bran removed. One of the Hebrew words for "flour" means "fine flour" (Lev. 14:10; Num. 29:14).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FLOUR Fine-crushed and sifted grain used in making bread (Exod. 29:2; 1 Sam. 28:24), often translated as fine or choice flour. Typically meal, which was ground course from the whole kernels of grain together with the bran, was used to make bread (Lev. 2:16; 1 Kings 17:12). The first-fruits cereal offering
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FLOUR [סֹלֶתsoleth; σεμίδαλις semidalis]. Fine flour or groats, ground from only the inner kernels of the WHEAT and sifted twice to eliminate large pieces and bulkier meal, is to be differentiated from MEAL (qemakh קֶמַחaleuron ἄλευρον), which was ground from the whole kernels and the bran. Fine