Isaiah 28:25
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25  When he has smoothed its surface, Does he not rather broadcast black cumin And scatter cumin, Or set wheat in a row, Barley in a strip, And emmer in a patch?

ha-LO im shi-VAH fa-NE-ha v’-hay-FEETZ KE-tzakh v’-kha-MON yiz-ROK v’-SAM khi-TAH so-RAH us-o-RAH nis-MAN v’-khu-SE-met g’-vu-la-TO

כה  הֲלוֹא אִם־שִׁוָּה פָנֶיהָ וְהֵפִיץ קֶצַח וְכַמֹּן יִזְרֹק וְשָׂם חִטָּה שׂוֹרָה וּשְׂעֹרָה נִסְמָן וְכֻסֶּמֶת גְּבֻלָתוֹ׃

 28:25   Or set wheat in a row

Wheat, the first of the seven special agricultural products of Eretz Yisrael (Deuteronomy 8:8), has been one of the world’s major crops since biblical times. The first mention of wheat in the Bible is found in Sefer Bereishit (30:14): “Once, at the time of the wheat harvest, Reuven came upon some mandrakes in the field…” So important is wheat flour that the Rabbis taught: “Where there is no flour, there is no Torah; and where there is no Torah, there is no flour” (Ethics of the Fathers), emphasizing the mutual dependency of the physical world and spiritual pursuits.

Bales of wheat drying in the sun after harvest.

A wheat field in the Elah Valleh

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  • I must stop and take note of this verse, for our God is that very foundation upon which we trust. He is the Rock upon which I take hold for life.


Isaiah 28:25

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