[NAFEX] Bible Comments on Fruit Trees

Naomi Counides naomi at oznayim.us
Tue Feb 2 19:06:40 EST 2010

Ruth, the grandmother of King David, was at one time in her life a gleaner.
And I think there is no need to go into the "feet" business here.



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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Richard Harrison
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 3:37 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Bible Comments on Fruit Trees



     Note that the gleaners of the fields("food stamp recipients") had to
work some to obtain the food. Then it still had to be ground into flour(in
the case of the wheat field).


--- On Tue, 2/2/10, Naomi Counides <naomi at oznayim.us> wrote:

From: Naomi Counides <naomi at oznayim.us>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Bible Comments on Fruit Trees
To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 1:43 PM

Keeping in mind that these trees were young and not bearing heavily and that
the poor could glean the fruit.  And there were laws about not harvesting
the corners of the fields or gathering the gleanings but to leave those for
the poor..  I guess you could call it the biblical food stamp program.




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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Steven & Barbara
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Subject: [NAFEX] Bible Comments on Fruit Trees


I know this is non-scientifc, but I was sitting in a service last weekend
being bored.  There was a well indexed bible and looked up passages on
fruit, agriculture, etc.   Is there any scientific backing to this passage?

"When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, then you
shall regard its fruit as forbidden.
<http://esv.scripturetext.com/leviticus/19.htm#footnotesb> b Three years it
shall be forbidden to you; it must not be eaten.
<http://bible.cc/leviticus/19-24.htm> 24And in the fourth year all its fruit
shall be holy, an offering of praise to the Lord.
<http://bible.cc/leviticus/19-25.htm> 25But in the fifth year you may eat of
its fruit, to increase its yield for you"    Leviticus 19:23

Any reason to leave the fruit on the ground for the first few years?


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