beans in the Bible

Beans are mentioned in 2 Samuel 17:28 as having been brought to David when fleeing from Prince Absalom.

Beans formed a constituent in the bread Ezekiel (Ezekiel 4:9) was commanded to make, as they were in general much used as an article of diet.

They are extensively cultivated in Egypt, Arabia and Syria.

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