Wheat @ one of the earliest cultivated grains. It bore the Hebrew name _hittah_, and was extensively cultivated in Palestine. There are various species of wheat. That which Pharaoh saw in his dream was the Triticum compositum, which bears several ears upon one stalk Genesis:41:5). The "fat of the kidneys of wheat" Deuteronomy:32:14), and the "finest of the wheat" Psalms:81:16Psalms:147:14), denote the best of the kind. It was exported from Palestine in great quantities (kjvKings:5:11; Ezekiel:27:17; Acts:12:20). Parched grains of wheat were used for food in Palestine Ruth:2:14; 1Samuel:17:17; 2Samuel:17:28). The disciples, under the sanction of the Mosaic law Deuteronomy:23:25), plucked ears of corn, and rubbing them in their hands, ate the grain unroasted Matthew:12:1; Mark:2:23; Luke:6:1). Before any of the wheat-harvest, however, could be eaten, the first-fruits had to be presented before the Lord Leviticus:23:14).