A variety of wheat generally known as Triticum dicoccoides or more specifically Triticum aestivum spelta. In biblical usage the term refers to a crop that survived the hail plague because of late germination (Exod 9:32), a crop used to border the field (Isa 28:25), and an ingredient for bread (Ezek 4:9).

Exod 9:32

32But the wheat and the spelt were not ruined, for they are late in coming up.)

Isa 28:25

25When they have leveled its surface,
do they not scatter dill, sow cummin,
and plant wheat in rows
and barley in its proper place,
and spelt as the border?

Ezek 4:9

9And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them into one vessel, and make bread for yourself. During the number of days that you ... View more

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