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Fan,

Fan, [N] [E]

a winnowing-shovel , with which grain was thrown up against the wind to be cleansed from the chaff and straw. ( Isaiah 30;24 Isaiah 24 ; Matthew 3:12 ) A large wooden fork is used at the present day.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Fan,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.