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Threshing


1. The removing or separating corn, &c form the straw. 1Ch 21:20.

2. Was performed

a. By a rod or staff. Isa 28:27.

b. By cart wheels. Isa 28:27,28.

c. By instruments with teeth. Isa 41:15; Am 1:3.

d. By the feet of horses and oxen. Isa 28:28; Ho 10:11; 2Sa 24:22.

3. Cattle employed in, not to be muzzled. De 25:4; 1Co 9:9; 1Ti 5:18.

4. Continued until the vintage in years of abundance. Le 26:5.

5. The place for

a. Called the floor. Jdj 6:37; Isa 21:10.

b. Called the threshing floor. Nu 18:27; 2Sa 24:18.

c. Called the barn-floor. 2Ki 6:27.

d. Called the corn-floor. Ho 9:1.

e. Was large and roomy. Ge 50:10.

f. Generally on high ground. 1Ch 21:18; 2Ch 3:1.

g. Sometimes beside the wine-press for concealment. Jdj 6:11.

h. Used for winnowing the corn. Ru 3:2.

i. Often robbed. 1Sa 23:1.

j. The Jews slept on, during the time of. Ru 3:7.

k. Fulness of, promised as a blessing. Joe 2:24.

l. Scarcity in, a punishment. Ho 9:2.

6. Followed by a winnowing with a shovel or fan. Isa 30:24; 41:16; Mt 3:12.

7. Illustrative

a. Of the judgments of God. Isa 21:10; Jer 51:33; Hab 3:12.

b. Of the labours of ministers. 1Co 9:9,10.

c. Of the church in her conquests. Isa 41:15,16; Mic 4:13.

d. (Gathering the sheaves for,) of preparing the enemies of the Church for judgments. Mic 4:12.

e. (Dust made by,) of complete destruction. 2Ki 13:7; Isa 41:15.

f. (An instrument for, with teeth,) of the Church overcoming opposition. Isa 41:15.