I was reading about the recent archaeological discovery of a beekeeping industry in the Beit Shean Valley in Israel, dating from 3000 years ago or so. Which just so happens (I think) to be around the time of King Solomon.
The beekeeping = honey … which led me to muse on Moses’ enticing prospectus in Exodus about Canaan being “a land flowing with milk and honey”.
So, then I began to read about the association of ideas involved in this “flowing with milk and honey” hyperbole in the Ancient World. And, lo and behold, all of a sudden I’m back to Solomon and Astarte (or “Ashtoreth” in the Bible). Because, it seems, the “flowing with milk and honey” phrase could have had sexual connotations for the Ancient Semites; and could have been particularly associated with that earth-mother type goddess, Astarte.
This is one of those situations where a little reading becomes a dangerous thing. Can anyone set me straight, please?
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our teacher gave us this question to research but i have no clue on what it’s about… she told us that it has to do with the disappearing of bees and how that’s affecting farmers and other industries but just don’t get what to answer this question… please help
Scientists have found a new prime suspect in the deaths of about a quarter of America’s honeybees, a mystery that could take a multibillion-dollar toll on the nation’s agricultural industry.
Months of genetic testing have fingered a virus that was first reported in Israel just three years ago and may have passed through Australia on its way to the United States. The correlation between Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus and the mysterious bee disease — known as Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD — was reported Thursday on the journal Science’s Web site
YESTERDAY they just discovered the FIRST BEEHIVE in Israel…
Posted in Colony Collapse Disorder
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I was recently on the fence about eating honey as a vegan, but I ultimately decided not to consume honey anymore after I heard the horrors of the commercial beekeeping industry- which, I’m not quite sure if the rumnors are true. So those of you who are vegan or near vegan, why do you eat honey?
I’m only trying to figure out if there are any reasons I should be okay with eating honey.