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Parched Corn or Grain

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A common food prepared by roasting grains in a pan or by holding heads of grain over a fire (Leviticus 23:14 ; Joshua 5:11 ; Ruth 2:14 ; 1 Samuel 17:17 ; 1 Samuel 25:18 ; 2 Samuel 17:28 ). Parched grain served as food for harvest workers, soldiers, and refugees. Mosaic law prohibited the eating of parched grain before the first fruits of the grain had been offered to God. The exact type of grain is not indicated by the Hebrew term; probably barley or wheat was meant.

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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 'Parched Corn or Grain'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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