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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Meal

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(קֶמִח, ke'mach, in pause ק מִח, prob. fat, i.e.. marrow; hence the fatness of wheat or barley, i.e.. its ground substance, Genesis 18:6; Numbers 5:15; 1 Kings 4:22; 1 Kings 17:12; 1 Kings 17:14-16; 2 Kings 4:41; 1 Chronicles 12:40; Isaiah 47:2; Hosea 8:7; "flour," as elsewhere rendered, 1 Samuel 1:24; 1 Samuel 28:24; 2 Samuel 17:28; Gr. ἃλευρον, Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:21; also סֹלֶת, so'leth, stripped of its bran, the finest portion of the ground grain, Genesis 18:6 [where it stands after the preceding term, in apposition]; elsewhere "flour" or "fine flour," Sept. σεμίδαλις ), the ground produce of any species of grain. SEE GRITS. This is usually prepared in the East by females in hand-mills. (See FLOUR).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Meal'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/m/meal.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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