Husbandry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift.

2. (n.) The business of a husbandman, comprehending the various branches of agriculture; farming.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HUSBANDMAN; HUSBANDRY

huz'-band-man, huz'-band-ri: Husbandman, originally a "householder" or "master of the house," is now limited in its meaning to "farmer" or "tiller of the soil." In this sense it is the correct translation of the various Biblical words: ish 'adahamah, literally, "man of the soil" (Genesis 9:20); 'ikkar, literally, "digger," "a farmer" (2 Chronicles 26:10 Jeremiah 31:24; Jeremiah 51:23 Amos 5:16 Joel 1:11); gubh, "to dig" (2 Kings 25:12); yaghabh, "to dig" (Jeremiah 52:16); georgos, "cultivator" (Matthew 21:33 John 15:1 James 5:7).

See AGRICULTURE.

It is a common practice in Palestine and Syria today for a rich man to own lands in many different parts of the country. He sets farmers over these different tracts who, with the helpers, do the plowing, planting, reaping, etc.; or he lets out his lands to farmers who pay him an annual rental or return to him a certain percentage of the crop. Much of the plain of Esdraelon, for example, was until recently owned by Beirut proprietors and farmed in this way. The writer while riding on the plain near ancient Dan, was surprised to overtake an acquaintance from Beirut (3 days' journey away), who had just dismounted at one of his farms to inspect it and to receive the annual account of his farmer. The pride with which the husbandman pointed out the abundant harvest will not be forgotten. All the difficulties of the owner with his husbandmen described by Jesus are often repeated today.

Figurative: Jesus said "I am the true vine, and my father is the husbandman" (John 15:1). He sows, cultivates, prunes and expects fruits from His church. In the parable of the Householder (Matthew 21:33), the wicked husbandmen were the Jews. The church is referred to as "God's husbandry" in 1 Corinthians 3:9 (m "tilled land").

James A. Patch

Greek
1091. georgion -- cultivation
... Neuter Transliteration: georgion Phonetic Spelling: (gheh-ore'-ghee-on) Short
Definition: a tilled field Definition: a tilled field, cultivation, husbandry. ...
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On the Words of the Gospel, Luke x. 2, "The Harvest Truly is ...
... Delightful it is to take a view of God's husbandry, and to feel delight
in His gifts, and the labourers in His field. For in this ...
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Sanctified for Service.
... XIX. SANCTIFIED FOR SERVICE. "We are labourers together with God; ye are God's
husbandry; ye are God's building.""1 Corinthians 3:9. In this passage St. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/percival/sermons at rugby/xix sanctified for service.htm

The Testament of Issachar Concerning Simplicity.
... Bow down your back unto husbandry, and labour in tillage of the ground in all manner
of husbandry, offering gifts unto the Lord with thanksgiving; for with the ...
/.../v the testament of issachar concerning.htm

The Tillage of the Poor
... It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who
had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/the tillage of the poor.htm

Human Knowledge Necessary for the Understanding of the Scriptures.
... Now the Lord is figuratively described as the vine, from which, with pains and the
art of husbandry, according to the word, the fruit is to be gathered. ...
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Psalm LXVII.
... For most evidently God the Father hath been called a Husbandman. [2647] The Apostle
saith, "God's husbandry ye are, God's building ye are." [2648] In things ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm lxvii.htm

Whether the Aureole Differs from the Fruit?
... so far as it is used by man: again it is the last thing to which the operation of
nature attains: moreover it is that to which husbandry looks forward as the ...
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Whether Matrimony Still Comes under a Precept?
... this kind, one of which hinders another, such an inclination does not bind each
man by way of precept; else each man would be bound to husbandry and building ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether matrimony still comes under.htm

Secret Study of the Holy Scriptures.
... London.". PLOUGH-HUSBANDRY. Then, practise what I would call the
plough-husbandry of the Book. "Make ... SPADE-HUSBANDRY. Then, practise ...
/.../moule/to my younger brethren/chapter iii secret study of.htm

On Fruit Bearing.
... The apostle Paul in speaking of Christians said, "Ye are God's husbandry,"
1:Cor.3:9. If you will examine the Greek text you will find that a more proper ...
/.../orr/food for the lambs or helps for young christians/on fruit bearing.htm

Thesaurus
Husbandry (2 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HUSBANDMAN; HUSBANDRY. ... The church is referred to
as "God's husbandry" in 1 Corinthians 3:9 (m "tilled land"). James A. Patch. ...
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Husbandmen (21 Occurrences)
... for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also,
and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry. ...
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Carmel (33 Occurrences)
... Evidences of the ancient husbandry which made it famous are found in the cisterns,
and the oil and wine presses cut in the surface of the rock. ...
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Husbandman (7 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HUSBANDMAN; HUSBANDRY. ... The church is referred to
as "God's husbandry" in 1 Corinthians 3:9 (m "tilled land"). James A. Patch. ...
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Vine-dressers (18 Occurrences)
... for he had many cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also,
and vine-dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry. ...
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Labourers (11 Occurrences)
... WEY). 1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are
God's husbandry, ye are God's building. (KJV). Philippians ...
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Laborers (19 Occurrences)
... (WEB ASV WBS NAS RSV). 1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are laborers together with
God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. (WBS). ...
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Wilderness (304 Occurrences)
... Otherwise it is in contrast with the symbolic title in Isaiah 22:1. Jerusalem is
the "valley of vision," rich in spiritual husbandry; whereas Babylon, the ...
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Fellow-workmen (5 Occurrences)
... Jesus, (DBY YLT). 1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are God's fellow-workmen; ye are
God's husbandry, God's building. (DBY YLT). 2 Corinthians ...
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Fellow-workers (6 Occurrences)
... Christ Jesus, (ASV). 1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are God's fellow-workers: ye
are God's husbandry, God's building. (ASV). Philippians 4 ...
/f/fellow-workers.htm - 8k



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