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Working in Fields


Date: Unknown

Place: Egypt


Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA.

Wall Painting Showing Farming Activities


Date: ca. 1450 BC. (18th dynasty)

Place: Left Bank of Thebes, Egypt


Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

Various Ancient Grain Varieties


Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Heads of Grain


Date: 1353-1336 (18th dynasty – reign of Akhenaten)

Place: Amarna, Egypt


Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA.


This is part of a series of reliefs from Amarna depicting scenes from nature.

Iron Sickle Blade


Date: Iron Age

Place: Unknown


Photographed at the Kelso Museum, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Iron Sickle with Wooden Handle


Date: Unknown

Place: Egypt


Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.


He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” (Mark 4:26-29)




Photographed at Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Israel.


Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. (Mark 12:1)




Photographed at Explorations in Antiquity Center, La Grange, Georgia, USA.          


He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit. (Isaiah 5:2)

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