[b-hebrew] Genesis 2:6
VadimCherny at mail.ru
Sun Oct 2 20:05:53 EDT 2005
>> 2. Ancients were somewhat of farmers, and knew that mist could not
>> suffice to water the land.
> This is not quite true, it is very characteristic of tropical countries
> in the non-rainy seasons the dew in the morning often falls so heavily
> that it
> is spread like a thick fog, profusely saturating the ground.
> See in this case Haggai 1:10 "For this cause the heaven over you is kept
> giving dew, and the earth from giving her fruit." So the ancients knew the
> effect of dew.
Haggai says, basically, "The drought is such that there is even no dew."
Nothing implies that dew (tal, no 'ed) suffices to water the plants.
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