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Hebrew noun: harits—a tribulum or sharp threshing sledge; a frame armed on the under side with rollers or sharp spikes (2 Sam. 12:31; 1 Chr. 20:3)

Hebrew verb: sadad—to harrow a field, break its clods (Job 39:10; Isa. 28:4; Hos. 10:11).

Its form is unknown. It may have resembled the instrument still in use in Egypt.

Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.