[b-hebrew] Genesis 2:6

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Oct 3 10:35:15 EDT 2005

This past weekend I was reminded of this verse as my 
shoes squished in the mud. I live in a place where it 
seldom rains from March through October, often the rains 
start in December. But we often have heavy dew, even fog 
in this area. Friday night and Saturday we had fog, which 
condensed on tree leaves and on grasses and dripped to 
the ground. The trail was actually mud under the trees. 
The soil was damp in the grassy areas. Sunday morning 
we a heavy dew. Though not as wet as on Saturday, it 
certainly was not dry. No, we did not have an unusual 
rainfall. Traditional plants, even forests, thrive in these 
conditions. Grasses (and grains) usually put out their 
seeds shortly after the last rains, before the dryness of 
the summer.

Local dryland farmers from before this place became 
urbanized, historically recognized that a few nights of 
heavy dew equalled a day of drizzle.

As for the conditions in Eden, it is very doubtful that it 
was in a desert.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vadim Cherny" <VadimCherny at mail.ru>

> 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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