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charlene

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« on: July 07, 2000, 06:22:00 PM »
The Bible several times describes the land of Cannan as 'A land flowing with milk and honey" [Exodus 3:8}.  Ancient documents found in egypt use a similar desctiption. However, even though bees do live there, scholars believe that the term probably refers to a sugar syrup concentrated from grape juice.  The native bees build their hives in tree cavities and cracks in rocks, and gather nectar from the many flowers and flowering trees that abound in the dessert.

During the time of Saul his soldiers passed through a woods where wild honey dripped from the trees.

The important thing about bees, however, is that they produce honey, and so it was in Bible times. In Deut. 32:13, in speaking of how God would care for His people, Moses says, "He made them suck honey out of the rock."  Genesis 43:11 tells how Jacob instructed his sons to take a gift of 'a little honey" for the prime minister of Egypt.

I will add more later about how they harvest honey in many countries.

Thank God for all that He has made.

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2000, 06:16:00 AM »
Amen Charlene...Praise God for all the wonders He has made and given us. Honey is very good to the taste...but is also good for healing. I have used it for healing also.


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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2000, 11:43:00 AM »
 Thank You Charlene! Let's hear NOW how the honey is harvested.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2000, 06:29:00 PM »
This is how the honey was harvested in many countries......

Judges 14:8,9 recounts the story of Samson finding a swarm af bees in the carcass of the lion he had killed on his previous trip to Timnath, and of how he ate and shared the honey with his parents without telling them where it came from.

Isaiah 7:18, In connection with a prophecy that the Messiah should be a Nazarite and eat butter and honey, we read that "the Lord shall hiss...for the bee that is in the land of Assyria."  The hissing is more in nature of "psst," a common way of catching someone's attention without alerting everyone. The Arabs also called bees this way to get their attention.

Man domesticated bees early in history, and the methods of bee culture in some Bible lands probably chaned little until recently. Beekeepers stacked earthen vessels on their sides and partly covered them with earth to keep them from becoming too hot from the sun. Then they introduced swarms into their ready made hives. Getting the honey from them was the hard part.

Some more progressive householders built the cylindrical pots into the walls of their houses with the open end out and the bottom end exposed inside the house. The swarm then worked to fill the pot with honey. When the family wanted some, they would gently tap on the inside of the pot till the bees, annoyed by the noise, flew out. then by means of a cord they dropped a trapdoor from inside to close the bees out of the hive.  Removing the bottom of the pot, they could spoon the honey out. Leaving the eggs and larvae inside, they put the bottom back so the bees could make more honey.

The israelites regularly ate honey when they had it, often with bread. Sometimes they would consume it in the comb [Luke 24:42], and at other times they let it drip out and purified it. John the Baptist ate it with his locust, and it no doubt helped to supply elements that his sparse diet might lack.

Israelites today raise hybrid American and Italian bees in modern hives and remove the honey with electric extractors not far from some bee farmers who still use some of the primitive methods described above.

Thank you Jesus, for the little bee that gives us so much 'sweet' pleasure.

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2000, 09:14:00 AM »
Thank you Charlene for this wonderful insight on how the honey was harvested. Very interesting.

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2000, 01:28:00 PM »
THE CRIMSON WORM....

CRIMSON  [SCARLET] was one of the three sacred colors [with purple and blue] used in the furnishing of the tabernacle and Solomon's Temple.  In 2 Chronicles 2:7,14 and 3:14 we read of ;the craftsmen who could produce and work with the various materials, including crimson.  Isaiah 1:18 gives us the comforting message, "Though your sins be as scarlet, THEY SHALL BE AS WHITE AS SNOW; though they be red as CRIMSON, they shall be as wool."  The book of Jeremiah speaks of being clothed in CRIMSON. It was a highly prized dye employed in coloring the finest linens and silks for the hangings of the Temple and also for the garments of the rich.

CRIMSON dye came from the CRIMSON WORM, also known by its Arabic name, kermes, an insect found on the scrubby oaks that grow on the hills of Palestine and other Mediterranean countries. It is one of the scale insects that orchardists have trouble with. The female is about on quarter of an inch long, has a shiny, red-brown, convex shell. Fastening itself on oak twigs, it appears like a gall. The much smaller male spins a cocoon and secures himself to the undersides of leaves.  The shell of the female soon fills with numerous, oval, bright red eggs that hatch into larva while still inside.  They are CRIMSON WORMS.

The CRIMSON worker [he probably becomes more or less CRIMSON at the job]  collects the females by scraping them off the twigs onto a sheet spread below.  Then he carefully dries and compacts them into egg-sized balls for the market.  The dyer soaks the balls in water, and the color bleeds out, making the water deep red.  After he has strained the shells and other insoluble matter out of the liquid, he will dye the thread or cloth.

I am so thankful that God has made 'color', so the world around us can be so beautiful. Thank you God.

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2000, 06:44:00 PM »
Thank You Charlene for your 'tidbits' on Nature- God's creation!  And to think that evolutionists think everything just happened.

  I believe it takes more faith to believe in evolution than creation, don't you?
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2000, 07:59:00 AM »
I know there are those of you out there in cyber space that have some of God's miricles to shre with us...Please share them with us all.

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