Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Bible Customs - Food Making

Hand Mill Hand Mill
Illustration of women using hand mill. During the bible times, most household used hand mills to convert their wheat or barley into flour.
Public Oven Public Oven
A public oven. Every town during the bible times is furnished with a public oven, where bread is made and sold. These ovens are made of baked bricks in the large towns, and occupy the innermost part of the little shop, whose street front consists of a large counter where bread is sold.
Women Grinding Women Grinding
Women grinding grain with a hand-mill.
Small Stone Hand-Mills Small Stone Hand-Mills
Flour was manually ground by small hand-mills, which were only two flat, circular stones, one placed upon the other, the upper one was turned round, while the corn was poured between them.