Threshingfloor
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CHIDON, THE THRESHING-FLOOR OF

ki'-don, (goren kidhon; Septuagint B, omits; A has Cheilo): The place where Uzza perished because he touched the ark (1 Chronicles 13:9). In 2 Samuel 6:6 it is called the threshing-floor of Nachon. No name resembling either of these has been discovered.

THRESHING-FLOOR

thresh'-ing-flor (goren; halon; 'iddar, occurs in Daniel 2:35): The location and method of making threshing-floors have already been described under AGRICULTURE. These floors have come into prominence because of the Biblical events which occurred on or near them. Joseph with his kinsmen and Egyptian followers halted for seven days at the threshing-floor of Atad to lament the death of Jacob (Genesis 50:10). Probably there was a group of floors furnishing a convenient spot for a caravan to stop. Travelers today welcome the sight of a threshing-floor at their halting-place. The hard, level spot is a much preferable to the surrounding stony fields for their tents.

David built an altar on Ornan's (Araunah's) threshing-floor (2 Samuel 24:18-24 1 Chronicles 21:18-27), which later became the site of the Temple (2 Chronicles 3:1). David probably chose this place for his altar because it was on an elevation, and the ground was already level and prepared by rolling. Uzzah died near the threshing-floor of Nacon for touching the ark (2 Samuel 6:6). Ruth reveals herself to Boaz on his threshing-floor (Ruth 3:6-9).

Threshing-floors are in danger of being robbed (1 Samuel 23:1). For this reason, someone always sleeps on the floor until the grain is removed (Ruth 3:7). In Syria, at the threshing season, it is customary for the family to move out to the vicinity of the threshing-floor. A booth is constructed for shade; the mother prepares the meals and takes her turn with the father and children at riding on the sledge.

The instruments of the threshing-floor referred to in 2 Samuel 24:22 were probably:

(1) the wooden drag or sledge, charuts or moragh, Arabic lauch eddiras;

(2) the fan (fork), mizreh, Arabic midra, for separating straw from wheat;

(3) shovel, meghraphah, Arabic mirfashat, for tossing the wheat into the air in winnowing;

(4) broom, maT'aTe', for sweeping the floor between threshing and for collecting the wheat after winnowing;

(5) goad, malmedh, Arabic messas;

(6) the yoke, `ol, Arabic tauk;

(7) sieve, kebharah, Arabic gharbal;

(8) dung catcher, Arabic milkat.

Strong's Hebrew
147. iddar -- a threshing floor
... threshing floor. (Aramaic) intensive, from a root corresponding to 'adar; ample,
ie A threshing-floor -- threshingfloor. see HEBREW 'adar. 146, 147. ...
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One Worker Preparing for Another
... 1 CHRONICLES 21:25-30; 22. David was commanded to go to Ornan, or Araunah, the
Jebusite, to rear an altar unto the Lord in his threshingfloor. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 38 1892/one worker preparing for another.htm

The Best of All, God is with Us
... according to our iniquities.". 15, 16. And the angel of the LORD stood by the
threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. And David lifted up ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 42 1896/the best of all god.htm

Ep. cxcvii. A Letter of Condolence on the Death of his Sister ...
... be most heavy, namely to have lived with such a soul, and to send her away and store
her up in the safe garners, like a shock of the threshingfloor gathered in ...
/.../cyril/select letters of saint gregory nazianzen/ep cxcvii a letter of.htm

The Son of the Maker is Like unto his Father as Maker!
... Ruth lay down by a man in the threshingfloor for Thy sake; her love made her
bold for Thy sake, O Thou that teachest all penitents boldness. ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn vii the son of.htm

Thesaurus
Threshingfloor (18 Occurrences)
... Arabic milkat. Multi-Version Concordance Threshingfloor (18 Occurrences).
Genesis 50:10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad ...
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Nachon's (1 Occurrence)
... 2 Samuel 6:6 And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his
hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. ...
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Nachon (2 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 6:6 And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his
hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. ...
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Jeb'usite (8 Occurrences)
... in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father; for which provision
had been made in the Place of David, in the threshingfloor of Ornan the ...
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Winnoweth (2 Occurrences)
... Ruth 3:2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold,
he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor. (KJV JPS ASV WBS). ...
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Mori'ah (2 Occurrences)
... in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father; for which provision
had been made in the Place of David, in the threshingfloor of Ornan the ...
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Threshing-floor (36 Occurrences)
Threshing-floor. Threshingfloor, Threshing-floor. Threshingfloors . Int. ... (See
JPS ASV DBY YLT). Threshingfloor, Threshing-floor. Threshingfloors . ...
/t/threshing-floor.htm - 21k

Shook (33 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). 2 Samuel 6:6 And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put
forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. ...
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Mourning (85 Occurrences)
... Genesis 50:10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan,
and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a ...
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Repented (49 Occurrences)
... thine hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan
the Jebusite. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV). 2 Chronicles ...
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Concordance
Threshingfloor (18 Occurrences)

Genesis 50:10
And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
(KJV)

Numbers 15:20
Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an heave offering: as ye do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall ye heave it.
(KJV)

Numbers 18:27
And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress.
(KJV)

Numbers 18:30
Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress.
(KJV)

Ruth 3:2
And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor.
(KJV)

2 Samuel 6:6
And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.
(KJV)

2 Samuel 24:18
And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.
(KJV)

2 Samuel 24:21
And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy the threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the LORD, that the plague may be stayed from the people.
(KJV)

2 Samuel 24:24
And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
(KJV)

2 Kings 6:27
And he said, If Jehovah do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the threshing-floor, or out of the winepress?
(See JPS)

1 Chronicles 13:9
And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 21:15
And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 21:18
Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 21:21
And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 21:22
Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the LORD: thou shalt grant it me for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from the people.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 21:28
At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
(KJV)

2 Chronicles 3:1
Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
(KJV JPS)

Jeremiah 51:33
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
(KJV)

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Threshingfloor

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Tabeel (2 Occurrences)

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