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People's Dictionary of the Bible

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Husks. This word in Luke 15:16 describes really the fruit of the carob. It belongs to the locust family. This tree is common in Syria and Egypt: it produces pods, shaped like a horn, varying in length from six to ten inches, and about a finger's breadth, or rather more; it is dark brown, glossy, filled with seeds, and has a sweetish taste. It is used much for food by the poor, and for the feeding of swine.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Husks'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​h/husks.html. 1893.
 
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