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A grain for which Palestine was known (Deuteronomy 8:8 ). The failure of the barley crop was a disaster (Joel 1:11 ). Barley was the food of the poor (Leviticus 23:22 ; Ruth 3:15 ,Ruth 3:15,3:17 ; 2 Samuel 17:28 ; 2 Kings 4:42 ; 2Kings 7:1,2Kings 7:6,2 Kings 7:18 ; 2Chronicles 2:10,2 Chronicles 2:15 ; 2 Chronicles 27:5 ; Jeremiah 41:8 ). Barley flour was used to make bread (Judges 7:13 ; Ezekiel 4:12 ) and was the kind of bread Jesus used to feed the multitude (John 6:9 ,John 6:9,6:13 ). Barley was also used as feed for horses, mules, and donkeys (1 Kings 4:28 ). There was a spring variety (Hordeum vulgare ) and a winter variety (Hordeum hexastichon ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Barley'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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