Furrow
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
An opening in the ground made by the plough (Psalm 65:10; Hosea 10:4, 10).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow.

2. (n.) Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age.

3. (n.) To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea.

4. (n.) To mark with channels or with wrinkles.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FURROW

fur'-o (telem):

The word is translated "furrows" in Job 39:10; Job 31:38 Psalm 65:10 Hosea 10:4; Hosea 12:11 (Psalm 65:10 the King James Version, "ridges"). In these passages the fields are pictured as they were in the springtime or late autumn. When the showers had softened the earth, the seed was sown and the soil turned over with the plow and left in furrows, not harrowed and pulverized as in our modern farming. The Syrian farmer today follows the custom of his ancient predecessors.

Another word, ma`anah, occurs in two passages, first in the figurative sense in Psalm 129:3, and second in an obscure passage in 1 Samuel 14:14. Three other words, gedhudhah, `arughah, `ayin, translated "furrows" in the King James Version, are probably more properly rendered in the American Standard Revised Version "ridges" (Psalm 65:10), "beds" (Ezekiel 17:7, 10), and "transgressions" (Hosea 10:10).

See AGRICULTURE; PLOW.

James A. Patch

Strong's Hebrew
8525. telem -- a furrow
... 8524, 8525. telem. 8526 . a furrow. Transliteration: telem Phonetic Spelling:
(teh'-lem) Short Definition: furrows. ... furrow, ridge. ...
/hebrew/8525.htm - 5k

1417. gedud -- a furrow, cutting
... 1416, 1417. gedud or gedudah. 1418 . a furrow, cutting. Transliteration: gedud
or gedudah Phonetic Spelling: (ghed-ood') Short Definition: gashes. ... furrow. ...
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4618. maanah -- a field for plowing
... 4617, 4618. maanah. 4619 . a field for plowing. Transliteration: maanah Phonetic
Spelling: (mah-an-aw') Short Definition: furrow. ... furrow. ...
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6170. arugah -- a garden terrace or bed
... Definition: beds. Word Origin from arag Definition a garden terrace or bed
NASB Word Usage bed (1), beds (3). bed, furrow. Or iarugah ...
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5869. ayin -- an eye
... before, + think best, colour, conceit, + be content, countenance, + displease,
eye((-brow), (-d), -sight), face, + favour, fountain, furrow (from the margin ...
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5214. nir -- to break up, freshly till
... break up. A root probably identical with that of niyr, through the idea of the gleam
of a fresh furrow; to till the soil -- break up. see HEBREW niyr. ...
/hebrew/5214.htm - 6k

Library

April 26. "Strangers and Pilgrims" (Heb. xi. 13).
... If you have ever tried to plough a straight furrow in the country"we are sorry for
the man that does not know how to plough and more sorry for the man that ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /april 26 strangers and pilgrims.htm

Self-Examination
... If he begins to look back at the furrow behind him in order to see whether he has
made a straight furrow, his plow begins to jerk from side to side, and the ...
/.../smith/the god of all comfort/chapter 10 self-examination.htm

In the Outer Court
... For a time it must be hidden under the furrow, to be watched over by the Lord. ...
The life must be cast into the furrow of the world's need. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 68 in the outer.htm

The Sower.
... forth into the prepared field. With measured, equal steps, he marches in
a straight line along the furrow. His hand, accustomed to ...
//christianbookshelf.org/arnot/the parables of our lord/i the sower.htm

Good Earnests of Great Success
... I am so full with one theme today, that if I plough in the same furrow this evening
as I did this morning I cannot help it, for I am anxious to make that ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 14 1868/good earnests of great success.htm

When travelling lately through the Simplon
... left to rust on the branch. If he was ploughing with his yoke of oxen, they
must be left lowing in the furrow. If he was busied in ...
/.../the cities of refuge or the name of jesus/i when travelling lately through.htm

Ruth
... wholesome fashion of those old times, when a royal prince and mighty warrior would
sow the corn with his own hands, while his man opened the furrow with the ...
/.../kingsley/the water of life and other sermons/sermon x ruth.htm

It was the Fifth Anniversary of that Resolution of the Senate ...
... years, good people, and then I may voice the will of the gods that iron be used
no more to plough its way in living flesh, but only to turn the furrow and to ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bacheller/vergilius/chapter 9 it was the.htm

Elucidations.
... In all the ordinary occasions of life we furrow our foreheads with the sign of the
Cross, in which we glory none the less because it is regarded as our shame ...
//christianbookshelf.org/tertullian/the chaplet or de corona/elucidations.htm

Against Embellishing the Body.
... At the dawn of day, mangling, racking, and plastering themselves over with certain
compositions, they chill the skin, furrow the flesh with poisons, and with ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter ii against embellishing the body.htm

Thesaurus
Furrow (3 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground
or sea. 4. (n.) To mark with channels or with wrinkles. Int. ...FURROW. ...
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Furrow's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Furrow's (1 Occurrence). 1 Samuel 14:14 That first
slaughter, which Jonathan and his armor bearer made, was ...
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Half-furrow (1 Occurrence)
Half-furrow. Half-district, Half-furrow. Half-hearted . Multi-Version
Concordance Half-furrow (1 Occurrence). 1 Samuel ...
/h/half-furrow.htm - 6k

Furrows (8 Occurrences)

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Acre (1 Occurrence)
... The translation of the Revised Version (British and American), "within as it were
half a furrow's length in an acre of land," means, strictly, that they were ...
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Plough (11 Occurrences)
... n.) A well-known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or other power, for turning
up the soil to prepare it for bearing crops; also used to furrow or break ...
/p/plough.htm - 11k

Score (2 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any
game, as in cards or cricket. 8. (n.) A line drawn; a groove or furrow. ...
/s/score.htm - 8k

Furniture (24 Occurrences)

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Valleys (38 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS). Job 39:10 Can you hold the wild ox in the
furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you? ...
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Unicorn (6 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS). Job 39:10 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow?
or will he harrow the valleys after thee? (KJV WBS). ...
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Concordance
Furrow (3 Occurrences)

1 Samuel 14:14
That first slaughter, which Jonathan and his armor bearer made, was about twenty men, within as it were half a furrow's length in an acre of land.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Job 39:10
Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 65:10
You drench its furrows. You level its ridges. You soften it with showers. You bless it with a crop.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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Grip (32 Occurrences)

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