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Smith's Bible Dictionary

As the great heat of the climate in Palestine and other similarly situated countries soon dries up the herbage itself, hay-making in our sense of the term is not in use. The "king's mowings," (Amos 7:1) may perhaps refer to some royal right of early pasturage for the use of the cavalry.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews gez), rendered in Psalm 72:6 "mown grass." The expression "king's mowings" (Amos 7:1) refers to some royal right of early pasturage, the first crop of grass for the cavalry (Comp. 1 Kings 18:5).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mow.

2. (n.) The act of one who, or the operation of that which, mows.

3. (n.) Land from which grass is cut; meadow land.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

mo'-ing, (gez, "a shearing," "cut grass"): In Psalm 72:6 the good king's rule is said to be "like rain upon the mown grass," to start the new growth (compare 2 Samuel 23:4 Hosea 6:3). "The king's mowings" (Amos 7:1) were the portion of the spring herbage taken as tribute by the kings of Israel to feed their horses (compare 1 Samuel 8:15;; 18:5). "After the king's mowings" would denote the time when everybody else might turn to reap their greenstuffs (BTP, II, 109). The term "mower" (qatsar, "to dock off," "shorten") in Psalm 129:7 the King James Version is rendered "reaper" in the Revised Version (British and American), and in James 5:4 the Revised Version (British and American) has "mow" for amao (the King James Version "reap").


M. O. Evans

Strong's Hebrew
1488. gez -- a shearing, mowing
... 1487, 1488. gez. 1489 . a shearing, mowing. Transliteration: gez Phonetic Spelling:
(gaze) Short Definition: fleece. ... fleece, mowing, mown grass. ...
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Some Miscellaneous Matters Respecting the Face of the Land.
... You might see the ploughing and mowing of their fields, the dressing of their vines,
and their vintage, to be done by the rules of the scribes, as well as by ...
/.../from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 98 some miscellaneous matters.htm

How the Britons, Being Ravaged by the Scots and Picts, Sought ...
... perceived that the Roman soldiers were gone, immediately coming by sea, broke into
the borders, trampled and overran all places, and like men mowing ripe corn ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xii how the britons.htm

Of the Devastation of the World and Change of the Empires.
... with a river. Then the sword will traverse the world, mowing down everything,
and laying low all things as a crop. And"my mind ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap xv of the devastation of.htm

... Nor call your time your own; Around you, see, the scythe of death. Is mowing thousands
down. And you, who hitherto are spared,. Must shortly yield your lives; ...
// hymns/hymn 35 hay-time.htm

Repentance and Restitution.
... He was not only convinced that he was wrong; but he went off into the fields, hoeing,
or mowing or whatever it was. That is Christ's definition of repentance. ...
/.../the way to god and how to find it/chapter vi repentance and restitution.htm

Darkness Before the Dawn
... Let us never despair; but, on the contrary, let us brush the tears from our eyes,
and begin to look for the light of the mowing, for "the morning cometh," and ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 42 1896/darkness before the dawn.htm

The Vanguard and Rereward of the Church
... so that when they came they said it was a land that did eat up the inhabitants thereof,
for God himself with the sword and the pestilence was mowing down their ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the vanguard and rereward of.htm

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit as Revealed in his Names.
... of Charles G. Finney, an obscure country lawyer, and sent him through New York State,
then through New England, then through England, mowing down strong men by ...
/.../torrey/the person and work of the holy spirit/chapter v the person and.htm

Of Removing Tithes.
... But, in another case, it was afterwards held, that the right to tithe of hay accrues
upon mowing the grass; and that the subsequent application of it, while in ...
/.../prideaux/directions to church-wardens/8 of removing tithes.htm

The Master's Profession --The Disciple's Pursuit
... He felt that it would be too presumptuous a thing for him to be in front, where
the cannon balls were mowing down men on the right hand and on the left, and ...
/.../the masters professionthe disciples pursuit.htm

Mowing (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (n.) Land from which grass is cut; meadow land. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
MOWING; MOWN GRASS. ... MO Evans. Multi-Version Concordance Mowing (1 Occurrence ...
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Mown (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (pp) of Mow. 2. (pp & a.) Cut down by mowing, as grass; deprived of grass by
mowing; as, a mown field. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MOWING; MOWN GRASS. ...
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Grass (92 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary. (1.) Hebrews hatsir, ripe grass fit for mowing (1 Kings
18:5; Job 40:15; Psalm 104:14). ... EWG Masterman. MOWING; MOWN GRASS. ...
/g/grass.htm - 43k

Mower (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) One who, or that which, mows; a mowing machine; as,
a lawn mower. Multi-Version Concordance Mower (1 Occurrence). ...
/m/mower.htm - 6k

Tore (59 Occurrences)
... 1. (imp.) of Tear. 2. (v.) imp. of Tear. 3. (n.) The dead grass that remains
on mowing land in winter and spring. 4. (n.) Same as Torus. ...
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Mow (1 Occurrence)
... 8. (vt) To cut down; to cause to fall in rows or masses, as in mowing grass; --
with down; as, a discharge of grapeshot mows down whole ranks of men. ...
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Mowings (1 Occurrence)

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Bible Concordance
Mowing (1 Occurrence)

Amos 7:1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.



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