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Husks (1 Occurrence)

Luke 15:16 He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Husks (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia HUSKS. ...Husks (1 Occurrence). Luke 15:16 He wanted
to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any. ...
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Fain (6 Occurrences)
... would flee"; (2) in Luke 15:16, as the translation of epithumeo, "to fix the mind
or desire on," "He would fain have filled his belly with the husks which the ...
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Chaff (24 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) The glumes or husks of grains and grasses
separated from the seed by threshing and winnowing, etc. ...
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Husk (2 Occurrences)
... siliqua. From the supposition, mistaken, however, that it was on the husks
of this tree that John the Baptist fed, it is called "St. ...
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Food (2953 Occurrences)
... The most primitive way of using the wheat as food was to pluck the (Leviticus
23:14 2 Kings 4:42), remove the husks by rubbing in the hands (Deuteronomy 23:25 ...
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Kernel (4 Occurrences)
... as olives from which oil has been pressed, later, in same, of raisin pulp): Mentioned
in Numbers 6:4 along with zagh, translated "husks." This translates ...
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Onycha (1 Occurrence)
... on'i-ka (shecheleth; compare Arabic suchalat, "filings," "husks"): "Onycha" is a
transliteration of the Septuagint onucha, accusative of onux, which means "nail ...
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Games (2 Occurrences)
... If the balls used in Palestine were like those used by the Egyptians, they were
sometimes made of leather or skin stuffed with bran or husks of corn, or of ...
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Grass (92 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) An endogenous plant having simple leaves, a stem generally jointed and
tubular, the husks or glumes in pairs, and the seed single. ...
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Wanted (73 Occurrences)
... refused! (WEB NAS). Luke 15:16 He wanted to fill his belly with the husks
that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any. (WEB). Luke ...
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5597. psocho -- to rub
... rub. Prolongation from the same base as psallo; to triturate, ie (by analogy) to
rub out (kernels from husks with the fingers or hand) -- rub. see GREEK psallo. ...
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Smith's Bible Dictionary

This word in (Luke 16:16) describes really the fruit of a particular kind of tree, viz. the carob or Ceratonia siliqua of botanists. It belongs to the locust family. This tree is very commonly met with in Syria and Egypt, it produces pods, shaped like a horn, varying in length from six to ten inches, and about a finger's breadth, or rather more; it is dark-brown, glossy, filled with seeds and has a sweetish taste. It is used much for food by the poor, and for the feeding of swine.

ATS Bible Dictionary

The prodigal son desired to feed on the husks, or pods, given to the hogs, Luke 15:16. The Greek word here used means the carob- beans, the fruit of a tree of the same name. This fruit is common in all the countries bordering on the Mediterranean: it is suffered to ripen and grow dry on the tree; the poor eat it, and cattle are fattened with it. The tree, the Ceratonia Siliqua, is an evergreen of a middle size, full of branches, and abounding with round dark green leaves, an inch or two in diameter. The blossoms are little red clusters, with yellowish stalks. The fruits are flat brownish pods, from six to eight inches long, and an inch or more broad: they resemble the pods of our locust-tree; and are composed of two husks, separated by membranes into several cells, and containing flat, shining seeds, and when ripe a sweetish, honey like kind of juice. In all probability, their crooked figure occasioned their being called, in Greek, keratia, which signifies little horns. The tree is called by the Germans, Johannisbrodaum, that is, "John's-bread-tree," because John the Baptist was supposed to have lived on it fruit.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

husks (keratia, i.e. "little horns," Luke 15:16): These are the pods of the carob tree (Revised Version, margin), also called the locust tree (Ceratonia siliqua). This tree flourishes all over Palestine, especially on the western mountain slopes toward the sea; by the Arabs it is called kharrub. It is dioecious, has dense, dark, evergreen foliage, glossy leaves and long, curved pods, like small horns (hence, the name). These pods which are from 4 to 9 inches in length, have a leathery case containing a pulpy substance in which the beans are imbedded; this pulp is of a pleasant, sweetish flavor and has a characteristic odor, and is much loved by children. The pods are sold in the markets, both as cattle food and for the poor, who extract by boiling them a sweetish substance like molasses. The tradition that the "locusts" of Matthew 3:4 Mark 1:6 were carob pods is preserved in the name given to them, "St. John's bread," but it has little to be said for it.

E. W. G. Masterman

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