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Holman Bible Dictionary
It was forbidden to take millstones as a pledge because they were so important to sustaining life (Deuteronomy 24:6 ). The manna which fell in the wilderness was tough enough so that people ground it in mills before cooking it (Numbers 11:7-8 ).
In the New Testament, our Lord prophesied that at His coming, “two women shall be grinding at the mill, one shall be taken and one other is left” (Matthew 24:41 ). In Revelation 18:21 , the millstone was cast into the sea as a symbol of absolute destruction. See Manna .
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Mill'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/m/mill.html. 1991.