A Threshing Floor near Bethlehem

In this photo, the harvested grain stalks are stacked by the threshing floor awaiting threshing. While this threshing floor has been constructed at the edge of an open field, threshing floors in the ancient world were often carved directly into the rock. Biblical tradition recalls that the site for the temple in Jerusalem was originally a threshing floor that David purchased from Araunah the Jebusite (2 Sam 24:18-23; or Ornan in 2 Chron 21:20-23). There are references in this account to the threshing sledges, the oxen, and even the already threshed wheat. From Christian Resource Institute.

Link: http://www.crivoice.org/phototour/pthresh.html