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.
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
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Flour". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".