Fitches
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Isaiah 28:25, 27), the rendering of the Hebrew ketsah, "without doubt the Nigella sativa, a small annual of the order Ranunculacece, which grows wild in the Mediterranean countries, and is cultivated in Egypt and Syria for its seed." It is rendered in margin of the Revised Version "black cummin." The seeds are used as a condiment.

In Ezek. 4:9 this word is the rendering of the Hebrew kussemeth (incorrectly rendered "rye" in the Authorized Version of Exodus 9:32 and Isaiah 28:25, but "spelt" in the Revised Version). The reading "fitches" here is an error; it should be "spelt."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Plural of Fitch.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FITCHES

fich'-iz (the English word "fitch" is the same as "vetch"):

(1) qetsach (Isaiah 28:25, 27; the Revised Version, margin has "black cummin" (Nigella sativa)). This is the "nutmeg flower," an annual herb (Natural Order, Ranunculaceae), the black seeds of which are sprinkled over some kinds of bread in Palestin. They were used as a condiment by the ancient Greeks and Romans. These seeds have a warm aromatic flavor and are carminative in their properties, assisting digestion. They, like all such plants which readily yield their seed, are still beaten out with rods. The contrast between the stouter staff for the "fitches" and the lighter rod for the cummin is all the more noticeable when the great similarity of the two seeds is noticed.

(2) kuccemim (pl.) (Ezekiel 4:9) the Revised Version (British and American) "spelt" (which see).

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
3698. kussemeth -- spelt (a kind of wheat)
... fitches, rie. From kacam; spelt (from its bristliness as if just shorn) -- fitches,
rie. see HEBREW kacam. 3697, 3698. kussemeth. 3699 . Strong's Numbers.
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7100. qetsach -- black cumin
... fitches. From an unused root apparently meaning to incise; fennelflower (from its
pungency) -- fitches. 7099, 7100. qetsach. 7101 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

The Husbandman and his Operations
... 25. When lie hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches,
and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed ...
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Isaiah's Discourse
... When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and
scatter the cummin, and put in the wheat in rows and the barley in the ...
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Thesaurus
Fitches (3 Occurrences)
... The reading "fitches" here is an error; it should be "spelt.". Noah Webster's
Dictionary. (n.) Plural of Fitch. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FITCHES. ...
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Cummin (3 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 28:25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the
fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the ...
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Sledge (3 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 28:27 For the fitches are not threshed with a sharp threshing instrument,
neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are ...
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Rolled (38 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 28:27 For the fitches are not crushed with a sharp instrument, and a
cart-wheel is not rolled over the cummin; but the grain of the fitches is hammered ...
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Fitly (4 Occurrences)

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Levelled (5 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 28:25 When he hath levelled the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the
fitches, and scatter the cummin, and put in the wheat in rows, and the barley ...
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Lentiles (4 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 4:9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles,
and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread ...
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Threshing (57 Occurrences)
... threshing. Fitches and cummin were beaten off with a rod. The distinction
between beating and threshing is made in Isaiah 28:27. ...
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Rie (1 Occurrence)
... Isaiah 28:25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the
fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the ...
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Corn (107 Occurrences)
... Standard Revised Version almost invariably substitutes "grain" for "corn." The latter
may be taken to include (1) barley, (2) wheat, (3) fitches (vetches), (4 ...
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Concordance
Fitches (3 Occurrences)

Isaiah 28:25
When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?
(KJV ASV YLT)

Isaiah 28:27
For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
(KJV ASV BBE YLT)

Ezekiel 4:9
Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.
(KJV WBS)

Subtopics

Fitch: General Scriptures Concerning

Fitches

Fitches or Vetches

Related Terms

Cummin (3 Occurrences)

Sledge (3 Occurrences)

Rolled (38 Occurrences)

Fitly (4 Occurrences)

Levelled (5 Occurrences)

Lentiles (4 Occurrences)

Threshing (57 Occurrences)

Rie (1 Occurrence)

Corn (107 Occurrences)

Spelt (3 Occurrences)

Food (2953 Occurrences)

Fit (47 Occurrences)

Principal (28 Occurrences)

Black (52 Occurrences)

Sprinkle (37 Occurrences)

Scattered (122 Occurrences)

Plain (113 Occurrences)

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