Jeremiah 41:8

Overview - Jeremiah 41
Ishmael, treacherously killing Gedaliah and others, purposes with the residue to flee unto the Ammonites.
11 Johanan recovers the captives, and is minded to flee into Egypt.
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Jeremiah 41:8  (King James Version)
But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he forbare, and slew them not among their brethren.

Job 2:4 ; Psalms 49:6-8 ; Proverbs 13:8 ; Matthew 6:25 ; 16:26 Mark 8:36 Mark 8:37 ; Philippians 3:7-9

These "treasures hid in the field" were doubtless laid up in subterranean pits, similar to the {mattamores} in Barbary, in which, Dr. Shaw informs us, they deposit the grain when winnowed; two or three hundred of them being sometimes together, and the smallest holding four hundred bushels. The same mode of keeping corn prevails in Syria and the Holy Land.