Barley - Biblical Meaning of barley in Eastons Bible Dictionary (Bible History Online)

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Barley
a grain much cultivated in Egypt (Ex. 9:31) and in Israel (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 middle of April (Ruth 1:22; 2 Sam. 21:9). Mention is made of barley-meal (Num. 5:15). Our Lord fed five thousand with "five barley loaves and two small fishes" (John 6:9). Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'barley' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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