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Fitches

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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(Isaiah 28:25,27 ), the rendering of the Hebrew Ketsah , "without doubt the Nigella sativa, a small annual of the order Ranunculacece, which grows wild in the Mediterranean countries, and is cultivated in Egypt and Syria for its seed." It is rendered in margin of the Revised Version "black cummin." The seeds are used as a condiment.

In Ezekiel 4:9 this word is the rendering of the Hebrew Kussemeth (Incorrectly rendered "rye" in the Authorized Version of Exodus 9:32 and Isaiah 28:25 , but "spelt" in the Revised Version). The reading "fitches" here is an error; it should be "spelt."

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Fitches'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​f/fitches.html. 1897.
 
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