Kinds of Grain

SOWING THE SEED Kinds of grain sown. There are various kinds of grain used in the Orient. The word "corn" as used in English translations of the Bible, is actually the family name for cereal grains, because the "maize" or "indian corn" of modern days was doubtless unknown to Bible writers. The two principal grains cultivated in ancient Israel were wheat and barley. There is one mention in the Old Testament of the use of millet (Ezekiel 4:9). The Revisers in the American Revised Version have changed the word "rye" in Exodus 9:32 and Isaiah 28:25 to mean "spelt." In modern times, both. rice and maize or Indian corn are used in Israel, although the former is largely imported. [Manners And Customs of Bible Lands]

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