Grain (occurs only as a rendering of צרוֹר, a small stone or kernel, Am 9:9; κόκκος, a beasry or individual seed, e.g. of mustard, Mt 13:31, etc.; or wheat, Joh 12:24; 1Co 15:37) is snot used in the A.V. in our American collective sense of corn (q.v.) in general, which is the signification of דָּגָן, בִּר, or שֶׁבֶר. Thea Hebrews planted only wheat, bcaley, and spelt (comp. Isa 28:25; Eze 4:9); rye and oats are not mentioned in the Bible (in the Talmud five species of grain are named, Mishna, Naedr. 7:2; and some find even rye and oats in the והשוכין שבלת שׁו ל 10:7). On the other band, some (e.g. Michaelis) think that rice is referred to by שׂוֹרָה (Isa 28:25), in opposition to Rosenmuller and Gesenius. As diseases of seed-grain, יֵרָקוֹן, paleness ("mildew"), and שַׁדָּפוֹן, blight ("blasting"), are mentioned. SEE CEREALS.

Definition of grain

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