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Wheat. In Palestine this most important of all grains was sown after barley—late in the fall. It was not only scattered broadcast and then ploughed, harrowed, or trodden in, Isaiah 32:20, but it seems, according to the Hebrew of Isaiah 28:25, to have been planted in rows or drills, as it certainly often is at present in Syria, wheat is still produced for export east of the Jordan. Ezekiel 27:17; Deuteronomy 8:8. In the days of Jacob this grain was already so much cultivated in Mesopotamia that "wheat harvest" denoted a well-known season. Genesis 30:14. The many-eared variety, or mummy wheat, is referred to in Pharaoh's dream. Genesis 41:22. In the A. V. and R. V. this grain is often mentioned under the general name of "corn."

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Wheat'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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