sickle

sickle

An instrument with a simple or compound blade set as a small curve and rigged with a handle to allow short horizontal strokes for cutting grass, weeds, or grains. Biblical references to its use in harvest are numerous (Deut 16:9; Deut 23:25; Jer 50:16; Joel 3:13; Mark 4:29), and it appears metaphorically as a tool of the harvest of human life at the last judgment (Rev 14:14-20).

Deut 16:9

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Deut 23:25

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Jer 50:16

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Joel 3:13

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Mark 4:29

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Rev 14:14-20

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