Flour [N] [S]
Grain reduced to the form of meal is spoken of in the time of Abraham ( Genesis 18:6 ). As baking was a daily necessity, grain was also ground daily at the mills ( Jeremiah 25:10 ). The flour mingled with water was kneaded in kneading-troughs, and sometimes leaven ( Exodus 12:34 ) was added and sometimes omitted ( Genesis 19:3 ). The dough was then formed into thin cakes nine or ten inches in diameter and baked in the oven.
Fine flour was offered by the poor as a sin-offering ( Leviticus 5:11-13 ), and also in connection with other sacrifices ( Numbers 15:3-12 ; 28:7-29 ).
These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Flour". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .