MEADOW (m&1'6), the rendering of two words: 1.. Aw'khoo (Heb. 1MS, Gen. xli:2, 18), probably an Egyptian term. In Job viii:2 this word seems to mean a reed or rush. In Judg. xx:33 the word translated ' meadow ' probably means an open plain, or a region strifified of wood, a treeless por tion of the country.
2. illah-ar-eh' (Heb. 717a stripped), Judg. xx: 33, "the meadows of Gibeali." MEAH (tne'ah), (Heb. may-avu', a hun dred).
A tower on the eastern wall of Jerusalem, prob ably at the angle of the Temple inclosure (Neh.
; xii :39), between the Sheep Gate and the tower of Hananeel. (See JERUSALE2,1 ; HAN ANEEL.) WEAL (mE1), the rendering of several words: 1. Keh'makh (Heb. 11;17, marrow), the fatness of wheat or barley, i. e., its ground substance (Gen. xviii:6; Num. V:15; 1 Kings iv:22- xvii:12, 14, 16; 2 Kings iv:41; Chron. xii:4o; Is. xlvii:2; Hos.
2. Keh'makh so' leth (Heb. 11;17., Gen. xviii:
6, "fine meal "; Gr. eacupov, al' yoo-ron, Matt. xiii: 33; Luke xiii:21), the finest portion of flour.
riguratiVe. In the prophetic writings 'meal' is used in several figures. The humbling of the Daughter of Babylon was to be shown by her being reduced to the work of grinding meal as a sign of servitude (Is. xlvii :2). Hosea represents the unprofitableness of the evil works of Israel as sowing the wind, reaping the whirl wind, whose bud, having no stalk, makes no meal (Hos. viii :7).
(mei 'eller-Trig) is the trans lation substituted by the Old Testament revision for A. V. 'meat-offering.' The American Revisers further record their preference for 'meal-offering' in Jer. xiv :12 ;XVii : 26 ; XXXiii :18 ; Xli :5. In these passages our R. V. reads 'oblation' with 'meal-offering in the mar gin.