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Sifting, Sifting, Sifting

Sifting, Sifting, Sifting Wheat seed is surrounded by a husk which must be removed to use the wheat. In Jesus’ time harvested wheat seed was beaten with flails to loosen the husk, or chaff. Throwing baskets of gathered beaten wheat and chaff up into the air allowed the wind to blow away the lighter chaff, while the heavier wheat kernels fell back into the basket to be used. In the not so distant