American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Sown in Palestine in autumn, and reaped in the spring, that is, at the Passover. The Hebrews frequently used barley bread, 2 Samuel 1:27; 2 Kings 4:42; John 6:9 . Barley also was much used as food for cattle, 1 Kings 4:28 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Barley'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/b/barley.html. 1859.