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Beans

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A leguminous plant (Faba vulgaris ,) grown in the ancient world as food. The beans mentioned in the Bible (2 Samuel 17:28 ; Ezekiel 4:9 ) were the horse or broad bean. These beans were sown in the autumn and harvested sometime in mid-April just before the barley and wheat. They were cooked green in the pods or were cooked after being dried. Dried beans were threshed and winnowed like other grains.


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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 'Beans'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/b/beans.html. 1991.

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