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Threshing

Threshing [N] [T] [S]

See AGRICULTURE .

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
[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Threshing". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Threshing, [N] [T] [E]

[AGRICULTURE]


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

THRESHING

thresh'-ing (dush; aloao):

Dush means literally, "to trample out." In Jeremiah 51:33, darakh, is used of threshing. Fitches and cummin were beaten off with a rod. The distinction between beating and threshing is made in Isaiah 28:27. Gideon, in order to avoid being seen by the Midianites, beat out his wheat in a wine press instead of threshing it on the threshing-floor (Judges 6:11). For a general description of the threshing operations see AGRICULTURE.

Figurative:

"Thou shalt thresh the mountains," i.e. thou wilt overcome great difficulties (Isaiah 41:15). Babylon's destruction was foretold poetically in the language of the threshing-floor (Isaiah 21:10; Jeremiah 51:33; Daniel 2:35); Zion's foes would be gathered as sheaves on the threshing-floor (Micah 4:12,13; compare 2 Kings 13:7; Amos 1:3; Habakkuk 3:12); threshing unto the vintage, i.e. throughout the summer, indicated an extra abundant yield (Leviticus 26:5).

James A. Patch


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'THRESHING'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.