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Exodus 12:34

34 So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs wrapped in clothing.

Read Exodus 12:34 Using Other Translations

And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
So the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading bowls being bound up in their cloaks on their shoulders.
The Israelites took their bread dough before yeast was added. They wrapped their kneading boards in their cloaks and carried them on their shoulders.

What does Exodus 12:34 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Exodus 12:34

And the people took their dough before it was leavened
They had that evening mixed their flour with water, and made it into dough, but had put no leaven into it; and the Egyptians being so very earnest to have them gone, they stayed not to put any leaven into it:

[but] their kneadingtroughs,
or rather "their dough",

being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders;
for it is not likely that their troughs should be wrapped up in the skirts of their garments; but their dough might, if their clothes were like the hykes of the Arabs now, as Dr. Shaw F26 thinks they were, and which are pretty much like the plaids of the Scotch, and which are large enough for such a purpose; as even the veil which Ruth wore held six measures of barley, ( Ruth 3:15 ) and so these clothes of theirs, like the Arabs' hykes, and the Scotch plaids, might be so made, that large lumps of dough being bound up in them might be thrown over their shoulders, and so carried by them when they journeyed.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 Travels, p. 224, 225. Edit. 2.
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