fur ́ō (תּלם, telem): The word is translated “furrows” in Job 39:10; 31:38; Psalms 65:10; Hosea 10:4; 12:11 (Psalms 65:10 the King James Version, “ridges”). In these passages the fields are pictured as they were in the springtime or late autumn. When the showers had softened the earth, the seed was sown and the soil turned over with the plow and left in furrows, not harrowed and pulverized as in our modern farming. The Syrian farmer today follows the custom of his ancient predecessors.

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Author: International Std. Bible Encyclopedia

Keywords: Furrow, Seed, Plow, Plowing, Plough, Ploughing, Farming, Plowing earth, Ploughing earth, Field, Agriculture

Source: James Orr (editor), The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 5 volume set.

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