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And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom.
flax. The word pishteh, flax, Mr. Parkhurst thinks may be derived from pashat, to strip, because the substance which we call flax is properly the filaments of the bark or rind of the vegetable, stripped off the stalks. From time immemorial, Egypt was celebrated for the production and manufacture of flax; and hence the linen and fine linen of Egypt, so often spoken of in scripture and ancient authors. The barley. The Hebrew seorah, barley, in Arabic shair, and shairat, is so called from its rough, bristly beard, with which the ears are covered and defended; from saar, to stand on end as the hair of the head; hence sear, the hair of the head. So its Latin name hordeum is from horeo, to stand on end as the hair. Dr. Pococke has observed that there is a double seed time and harvest in Egypt; rice, India wheat, and a grain called the corn of Damascus, are sown and reaped at a very different time from wheat, barley, and flax. The first are sown in March, before the overflowing of the Nile, and reaped about October; whereas the wheat and barley are sown in November and December, as soon as the Nile has gone off, and reaped before May.
Ruth 1:22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab...
Ruth 2:23 So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean to the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelled with her mother in law.
Amos 4:9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased...
Habakkuk 3:17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail...
Strong's ConcordanceAnd the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley [was] in the ear, and the flax [was] bolled.
Topical BibleAlmost Barley Bloom Bolled Bud Budding Cut Damaged Destroyed Ear Flax Flower Flowers Forming Headed Ready Ruined Smitten Struck
Exodus Chapter 9 Verse 31
Alphabetical: Now The and barley bloom bud destroyed ear flax for had headed in ruined since the was were
OT Law: Exodus 9:31 The flax and the barley were struck (Exo. Ex)