4482 millstones

4482 millstones

Pairs of upper and lower millstones were used for grinding grain in the ancient East. Millstones were common features of the daily life of ordinary people.

Millstones as a means of earning a living

Dt 24:6 See also Isa 47:1-2; Jer 25:10; Rev 18:22

Millstones were heavy and burdensome

Mt 18:6 pp Mk 9:42 pp Lk 17:2

Millstones as potential weapons

Jdg 9:50-53 See also 2Sa 11:21

Millstones in figurative use

Job 41:24

Millstones as symbols of destructive force

Rev 18:21

See also

4456grain
4462grinding
5295destruction

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