[b-hebrew] Genesis 2:6

Vadim Cherny 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 
> that
> 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 
> from
> 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.

Vadim Cherny 

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