Grain - bar

George Athas gathas at mail.usyd.edu.au
Tue Aug 10 23:37:30 EDT 1999


Does anyone know precisely what type of grain the lexeme _bar_ (eg, Joel 2:24) denotes? Is it a
specific type of wheat, like spelt, or is it a word denoting grain in general (cf _dagan_)?

Many thanks.
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GEORGE ATHAS
 Dept of Semitic Studies,
 University of Sydney
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