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