( Exodus 32:20 ; Deuteronomy 9:21 ; Judges 16:21 ), to crush small (Heb. tahan); to oppress the poor ( Isaiah 3:5 ). The hand-mill was early used by the Hebrews ( Numbers 11:8 ). It consisted of two stones, the upper ( Deuteronomy 24:6 ; 2 Sam 11:21 ) being movable and slightly concave, the lower being stationary. The grinders mentioned Eccl 12:3 are the teeth. (See MILL .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Grind". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".