mentioned in 2 Samuel 17:28 as having been brought to David when flying from Absalom. They formed a constituent in the bread ( Ezekiel 4:9 ) was commanded to make, as they were in general much used as an article of diet. They are extensively cultivated in Egypt and Arabia and Syria.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Beans". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".