Earing [S]

an Old English word (from the Latin aro, I plough), meaning "ploughing." It is used in the Authorized Version in Genesis 45:6 ; Exodus 34:21 ; 1 Samuel 8:12 ; Deuteronomy 21:4 ; Isaiah 30:24 ; but the Revised Version has rendered the original in these places by the ordinary word to plough or till.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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


Plowing; tilling the ground.

For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be EARING nor harvest. ( Genesis 45:6 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Earing'". A King James Dictionary.

Earing. [E]

( Genesis 45:6 ; Exodus 34:21 ) Derived from the Latin arare , to plough; hence it means ploughing. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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