Threshing Beans in the Fields, Egypt
Singley, B.L. (Benjamin Lloyd)
A small boy and a man thresh beans in the filed of Egypt
front: "9759--Threshing Beans in the Fields, Egypt." ; back: "Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he thresheth. Dt. 25:4. This passage shows that the Israelites used this method of threshing at the time when Deuteronomy was written, and we may imagine that we here see Ornan the Jebusite to whom David came and bought his threshing floor for a place for an altar, his oxen for a sacrifice, and the threshing sledge and yoke for kindling wood, and offered burnt offerings for the first time where later the temple of Solomon was built. The western man used his flail for thousand years while the Oriental used oxen, but when the inventive mind of the Occidental awoke it devised a machine which now has attained such a degree of perfection that it threshes 2500 bushels of wheat in a day, while the Arab still employs his primitive method. In the same way the Arab preserved science and philosophy in a closed canon only to be transferred to the western mind for final development."
Threshing--Egypt; Stereographs; Daily Life & Customs
Related Work(s)Forms part of the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA)
Related Work(s)Research module: Places in Egypt, https://hdl.handle.net/1911/109669
Research module: History through the Stereoscope: Stereoscopy and Virtual Travel, https://hdl.handle.net/1911/109667
Related Work(s)Part of series; 9759
Citable link to this pagehttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/5631
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