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Holman Bible Dictionary

Flour

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Fine-crushed and sifted grain used in making bread (Exodus 29:2; 1 Samuel 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 (Leviticus 2:16; 1 Kings 17:12 ). The first fruits cereal offering was of course grain since it represented the common table fare. Most often cereal offerings were of fine flour (Leviticus 2:1-2 ,Leviticus 2:1-2,2:4-5 ,Leviticus 2:4-5,2:7 ), ground from the inner kernels of wheat only, the best part of the grain (Deuteronomy 32:14 ). Fine flour was a luxury item (2 Kings 7:1; Ezekiel 16:13; Revelation 18:13 ) such as might be baked as bread for an honored guest (Genesis 18:6; 1 Samuel 28:24 ).


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Flour'. Holman Bible Dictionary. http://www.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?n=2083. 1991.

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