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teben. The Egyptians reaped grain close to the ear, afterward they cut the straw close to the ground and laid the straw by Pharaoh refused this straw to Israel, who therefore had to gather the short stubble left; translated Exodus 5:12, "gather (qash) stubble for the straw," i.e. to be prepared as straw chopped small; so the old versions and Targum Onkelos.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'straw' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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