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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Wheat. In Palestine this most important of all grains was sown after barley—late in the fall. It was not only scattered broadcast and then ploughed, harrowed, or trodden in, Isaiah 32:20, but it seems, according to the Hebrew of Isaiah 28:25, to have been planted in rows or drills, as it certainly often is at present in Syria, wheat is still produced for export east of the Jordan. Ezekiel 27:17; Deuteronomy 8:8. In the days of Jacob this grain was already so much cultivated in Mesopotamia that "wheat harvest" denoted a well-known season. Genesis 30:14. The many-eared variety, or mummy wheat, is referred to in Pharaoh's dream. Genesis 41:22. In the A. V. and R. V. this grain is often mentioned under the general name of "corn."
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Wheat'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/w/wheat.html. 1893.