Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
Grain reduced to the form of meal is spoken of in the time of Abraham (Gen. 18:6
). As baking was a daily necessity, grain was also ground daily at the mills (Jer. 25:10
). The flour mingled with water was kneaded in kneading-troughs, and sometimes leaven (Ex. 12:34
) was added and sometimes omitted (Gen. 19:3
). The dough was then formed into thin cakes nine or ten inches in diameter and baked in the oven.
Fine flour was offered by the poor as a sin-offering (Lev. 5:11-13), and also in connection with other sacrifices (Num. 15:3-12, 28:7-29).
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