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plough

also known as: plow

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Example of an ancient Egyptian plow as depicted in a 1200 B.C. (approximate) tomb painting

A plow is a farming implement used in preparation for seed sowing. It is designed to break up the soil and cut furrows in the ground.

In the Bible, plows are first referred to in Genesis 45:6, where the King James Version has “earing,” but the Revised King James Version “ploughing;” next in Exodus 34:21 and Deuteronomy 21:4.

The plow was originally drawn by oxen, but sometimes also by asses and by men.

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