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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Winnowing

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This was accomplished in the open air, by throwing upthe grain with a shovel, or a fan (λίκνος, really a kind of shallow basket); the wind carried away the chaff. Boaz winnowed his barley in the evening, when there would be more wind. Ruth 3:2 ; Isaiah 30:24 . John the Baptist said of the Lord that His fan was in His hand, and He would thoroughly purge His floor; gather His wheat into the garner; and burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Matthew 3:12 ; Luke 3:17 . It is now a day of grace, a sowing time, but the harvest will come, and the winnowing will surely follow.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Winnowing '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/w/winnowing.html. 1897.

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the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20
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