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Threshing floor



Photographed at Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Israel.


Then Solomon began to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David. It was on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the place provided by David. (2 Chronicles 3:1)

Threshing Floor



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


Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor. Wash, put on perfume, and get dressed in your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking. (Ruth 3:2-3)

Threshing Sledge


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


Its [Leviathan] undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. (Job 41:30).

Threshing Sledge


(Real- recent ethnographic)


Photographed at the Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts  USA.


“See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff. You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up, and a gale will blow them away. But you will rejoice in the Lord and glory in the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 41:15-16)


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Threshing Fork & Sieve



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


I will winnow them with a winnowing fork at the city gates of the land. I will bring bereavement and destruction on my people, for they have not changed their ways. (Jeremiah 15:7)

Granary Model


Date: 2009 – 1998 BC.

Place: Tomb of Meketre, Western Thebes, Egypt


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


This model depicts clerks keeping records of the grain on tablets and papyrus scrolls, while other workers measure grain in buckets and deposit it in the granary.


In Genesis 41ff, Pharaoh has a dream that foretells a great famine in the land. After interpreting Pharaoh’s dream, Joseph is put in charge of stockpiling grain to enable the Egyptians to survive the famine. Over a period of years, Joseph fills Egypt’s granaries with grain. This model depicts a granary from the period Joseph lived in Egypt.

Winnowing Basket and Shovels


Date: 1540 – 1075 BC

Place: Elephantine Island, Egypt


Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

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