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In the Bible, a barn is a storage place for seed (Haggai 2:19 ) or grain (Matthew 13:30 ). A full barn is a sign of prosperity (Deuteronomy 28:8 ; Proverbs 3:10 ; Luke 12:18 ) while empty barns are signs of calamity of some kind (either drought, war, etc; Joel 1:17 ). Equivalent to modern granaries or silos.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Barn'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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