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The BARLEY הַשְּׂעֹרָה was NOT given for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years as some say!!!


Gen.1 [14] And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Pss.104[ 19] He appointed the moon for seasons עָשָׂה יָרֵחַ, לְמוֹעֲדִים : the sun knoweth his going down.


Qoh.3 [1] To every thing there is a season , and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

H4150 מועדה מעד מועד mo ed - mo-ade', mo-ade', mo-aw-daw'

From H3259; properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival ; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting ; also a signal (as appointed beforehand): - appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn (-ity), synagogue, (set) time (appointed).

BDB Definition:

1) appointed place, appointed time, meeting

1a) appointed time

1a1) appointed time (general)

1a2) sacred season, set feast, appointed season

1b) appointed meeting

1c) appointed place

1d) appointed sign or signal

1e) tent of meeting

Part of Speech: noun masculine


Total KJV Occurrences: 240

congregation, 147

Exo_27:21 , Exo_28:43 , Exo_29:4 , Exo_29:10-11 (2), Exo_29:30 , Exo_29:32 , Exo_29:42 , Exo_29:44 , Exo_30:16 , Exo_30:18 , Exo_30:20 , Exo_30:26 , Exo_30:36 , Exo_33:7 (3), Exo_35:21 , Exo_38:8 , Exo_38:30 , Exo_39:32 , Exo_39:40 , Exo_40:2 , Exo_40:6-7 (2), Exo_40:12 , Exo_40:22 , Exo_40:24 , Exo_40:26 , Exo_40:29-30 (2), Exo_40:32 , Exo_40:34-35 (2), Lev_1:1 , Lev_1:3 , Lev_1:5, Lev_3:2 , Lev_3:8 , Lev_3:13, Lev_4:4-5 (2), Lev_4:7 (2), Lev_4:14 , Lev_4:16 , Lev_4:18 (2), Lev_6:16 , Lev_6:26 , Lev_6:30 , Lev_8:3-4 (2), Lev_8:31 , Lev_8:33 , Lev_8:35 , Lev_9:5 , Lev_9:23 , Lev_10:7, Lev_10:9 , Lev_12:6 , Lev_14:11 , Lev_14:23 , Lev_15:14 , Lev_15:29 , Lev_16:7 , Lev_16:16-17 (2), Lev_17:4-6 (3), Lev_17:9 , Lev_19:21 , Lev_24:3 , Num_2:1-2 (2), Num_2:17 , Num_3:7-8 (2), Num_3:25 (2), Num_3:38 , Num 4 (16), Num_6:10, Num_6:13 , Num_6:18 , Num_7:5 , Num_7:89 , Num_8:9, Num_8:15 , Num_8:19 , Num_8:22 , Num_8:24 , Num_8:26 , Num_10:3 , Num_11:16 , Num_12:4 , Num_14:10 , Num_16:2 , Num_16:18-19 (2), Num_16:42-43 (2), Num_16:50 , Num_18:4 (2), Num_18:6 , Num_18:21-23 (3), Num_18:31 , Num_19:4 , Num_25:6 (2), Num_27:2 , Num_31:54 , Deu_31:14 (2), Deu_31:30 , Jos_18:1 , Jos_19:51 , 1Sa_2:22 , 1Ki_8:4 , 1Ch_6:32 , 1Ch_9:21, 1Ch_23:32 , 2Ch_1:3 , 2Ch_1:6 , 2Ch_1:13 , 2Ch_5:5, Psa_75:2 , Isa_14:13

appointed, 20

Exo_23:13-15 (3), Num_9:2-3 (2), Num_9:7 , Jos_8:13-14 (2), Jdg_20:38 , 1Sa_13:11 , 1Sa_20:35 , 2Sa_24:15 , Job_30:23 , Isa_1:14 , Jer_8:7 , Jer_46:17 , Dan_8:19, Dan_11:27 , Dan_11:29 , Dan_11:35 , Hab_2:3

feasts, 19

Lev_23:2 (2), Lev_23:4 , Lev_23:37 , Lev_23:44 , Num_15:3 , Num_29:39 , 1Ch_23:31 , 2Ch_2:4 , 2Ch_8:13 , 2Ch_31:3 , Ezr_3:5 , Neh_10:33 , Lam_1:4, Lam_2:6 , Eze_36:38 , Eze_46:9, Hos_2:11 , Zec_8:19

solemn, 14

Num_10:10 , Num_15:3 , 2Ch_2:4 , 2Ch_8:13 , Lam_1:4, Lam_2:6-7 (2), Lam_2:22 , Eze_36:38 , Eze_46:9 , Hos_2:11 , Hos_9:5 , Hos_12:9 , Zep_3:18

season, 10

Exo_13:10 , Num_9:2-3 (2), Num_9:7 , Num_9:13 , Num_28:2, Deu_16:6 , 2Ki_4:16-17 (2), Hos_2:9

set, 10

Gen_17:21 , Gen_21:2 , Exo_9:5 , Num_29:39 , 1Sa_13:8, 2Sa_20:5 , 1Ch_23:31 , 2Ch_31:3 , Ezr_3:5 , Neh_10:33

assembly, 3

Lam_1:15 , Lam_2:6 , Zep_3:18

feast, 3

2Ch_30:22 , Lam_2:7 , Hos_12:9

seasons, 3

Gen_1:14 , Lev_23:4 , Psa_104:19

solemnities, 3

Isa_33:19-20 (2), Eze_45:17 , Eze_46:11

time, 3

Exo_34:18 , 1Sa_9:24 , Dan_12:7

assemblies, 1


congregations, 1


solemnity, 1


synagogues, 1


times, 1



barley was not given to determine signs or seasons, days or years!!

שׂעור שׂער שׂעורה שׂערה s e o rah seor (1) seh-o-raw', (2) seh-ore' The feminine form meaning the plant and the masculine form meaning the grain - in the sense of roughness ; barley

Exod.9 [31 ] And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.

Lev.27 [16 ] And if a man shall sanctify unto the LORD some part of a field of his possession, then thy estimation shall be according to the seed thereof: an homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.

Num.5 [15 ] Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.

Deut.8 [8 ] A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;

Judg.7 [13 ] And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.

Ruth.1 [22 ] So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

Ruth.2 [17 ] So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.

[23 ] So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.

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.

[15 ] Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city.

[17 ] And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother in law.

2Sam.14 [30 ] Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab's field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom's servants set the field on fire.

2Sam.17 [28 ] Brought beds, and basons, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley , and flour, and parched corn, and beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse,

2Sam.21 [9 ] And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.

1Kgs.4 [28 ] Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.

2Kgs.4 [42 ] And there came a man from Baal-shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

2Kgs.7 [1 ] Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.

[16 ] And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

[18 ] And it came to pass as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to morrow about this time in the gate of Samaria:

1Chr.11 [13 ] He was with David at Pas-dammim, and there the Philistines were gathered together to battle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley ; and the people fled from before the Philistines.

2Chr.2 [10 ] And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley , and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.

[15 ] Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants:

2Chr.27 [5 ] He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year an hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon pay unto him, both the second year, and the third.

Job.31 [40 ] Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley . The words of Job are ended.

Isa.28 [25 ] When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and rie in their place?

Jer.41 [8 ] But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he forbare, and slew them not among their brethren.

Ezek.4 [9 ] Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.

[12 ] And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.

Ezek.13 [19 ] And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?

Ezek.45 [13 ] This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of barley :

Hos.3 [2 ] So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley , and an half homer of barley:

Joel.1 [11 ] Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley ; because the harvest of the field is perished.

John.6 [9 ] There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?

[13 ] Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.

Rev.6 [6 ] And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.


More season scriptures...

Exod.13 1] And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2] Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
3] And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
4] This day came ye out in the month Abib.
5] And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.
6] Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.
7] Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
8] And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
9] And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.[10] Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.

Lev.23 [4 ] These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their season s.

Num.9 [2 ] Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season .

[3 ] In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season : according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.

[7 ] And those men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the LORD in his appointed season among the children of Israel?

[13 ] But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed season , that man shall bear his sin.

Deut.16 [6 ] But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.

Deut.28 [12 ] The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season , and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

Jer.33 [20 ] Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season ;

[32 ] Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

Dan.2 [21 ] And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding

Matt.21 [41 ] They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their season s.

Matt.24 [45 ] Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

Mark.9 [50 ] Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Mark.12 [2 ] And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

Luke.1 [20 ] And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

Luke.4 [13 ] And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season .

Luke.12 [42 ] And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season ?

Luke.13 [1 ] There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

Luke.14 [34 ] Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be season ed?

Luke.20 [10 ] And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.

Luke.23 [8 ] And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season , because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.

John.5 [4 ] For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

[35 ] He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Acts.1 [7 ] And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the season s, which the Father hath put in his own power.

Acts.13 [11 ] And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

Acts.14 [17 ] Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

Acts.19 [22 ] So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.

Acts.20 [18 ] And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all season s,

Acts.24 [25 ] And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season , I will call for thee.

2Cor.7 [8 ] For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season .

Gal.6 [9 ] And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Col.4 [6 ] Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

1Thes.5 [1 ] But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

2Tim.4 [2 ] Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season ; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Phlm.1 [15 ] For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;

Heb.11 [25 ] Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

1Pet.1 [6 ] Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

Rev.6 [11 ] And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Rev.20 [3 ] And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season .


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