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The English word corn, in 1611 when the classic King James Bible was written (and later), was a general term for all grain, seeds, beans etc. American corn, or maize, was totally unknown to the people of the Bible. Later English-language translations of the original Holy Scriptures do reflect that reality, e.g. for Genesis 27:28:

"Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine" (King James)

"May God give you of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine." (RSV)

"Corn" In The Bible

Harvest Keeping in mind that the King James translators were actually referring almost always to either wheat or barley when they used corn to translate various original Hebrew words of the Old Testament, such as (pronounced) daw-gawn (which means wheat), bar (which means any standing grain, but most often wheat), sheh-ber (which means kernels of grain, usually wheat), and Greek words of the New Testament, such as (pronounced) spor-ee-mos (meaning a field of grain), stack-oos (meaning a head of grain), and see-tah (which means wheat), here are some examples of "corn" in Bible History, and Prophecy, according to the King James version:

In Bible History:

"And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number" (Genesis 41:49 KJV) (see Coat Of Many Colors, also Potiphar)

"Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them [see Believers], that The Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee." (Deuteronomy 7:12-13 KJV)

"Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn. And thou shalt keep the Feast of Weeks [i.e. Pentecost] unto The Lord thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto The Lord thy God, according as The Lord thy God hath blessed thee" (Deuteronomy 16:9-10 KJV)

"And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace." (Ruth 2:2 KJV)

In Prophecy:

"And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim. Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith The Lord God of Israel. At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel." (Isaiah 17:4-7 KJV)

"Yea, The Lord will answer and say unto His people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things. Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for The Lord will do great things." (Joel 2:19-21 KJV)

"For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth." (Amos 9:9 KJV) (see Spiritual and Physical Gatherings)

Fact Finder: What is the literal connection between the harvesting of grain and "tribulation"?
See The Great Tribulation

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