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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Heb. harits), a tribulum or sharp threshing sledge; a frame armed on the under side with rollers or sharp spikes (2 Samuel 12:31; 1 Chronicles 20:3).

Heb. verb sadad, to harrow a field, break its clods (Job 39:10; Isaiah 28:4; Hosea 10:11). Its form is unknown. It may have resembled the instrument still in use in Egypt.

Naves Topical Index

An agricultural implement used as an instrument of torture.
2 Samuel 12:31; 1 Chronicles 20:3

Smith's Bible Dictionary

The word so rendered, (2 Samuel 12:31; 1 Chronicles 20:3) is probably a threshing-machine. The verb rendered "to harrow," (Job 39:10; Isaiah 28:24; Hosea 10:11) expresses apparently the breaking of the clods, and is so far analogous to our harrowing

but whether done by any such machine as we call a "harrow" is very doubtful.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAR'ROW, noun An instrument of agriculture, formed of pieces of timber sometimes crossing each other, and set with iron teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and break the clods, and to cover seed when sown.

HAR'ROW, verb transitive To draw a harrow over, for the purpose of breaking clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed sown; as, to harrow land or ground.

1. To break or tear with a harrow

Will he harrow the valleys after thee? Job 39:10

2. To tear; to lacerate; to torment.

I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word

Would harrow up thy soul--

3. To pillage; to strip; to lay waste by violence. [Not used.]

4. To disturb; to agitate.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAR'ROWED, participle passive Broken or smoothed by a harrow.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAR'ROWER, noun One who harrows.

1. A hawk.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAR'ROWING, participle present tense Breaking or leveling with a harrow.