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KJV term for a long wooden fork used to toss grain into the air so that the chaff is blown away. Shovels were also used for this purpose (Isaiah 30:24 ). Modern translations render the underlying Hebrew and Greek terms shovel, winnowing fork, or winnowing shovel.


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Fan'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/f/fan.html. 1991.

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