honey is a symbolic food in the torah.
one of the most famous torah passages refers to honey.
in exodus 3:8, god proclaims that “i have descended to rescue them from the hand[s] of the egyptians and to bring them up from that land, to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”
thus, when there is a discovery of a new species of bee in israel in the sand dues of israel, there is a certain sense of excitement. a recent study was found either a new species of bee or one that had yet to be discovery. it was found that “lasioglossum dorchini is a species so close to L. leptocephalum that it may be considered as a simple variation. here however, integrative taxonomy combining barcodes and morphological features support its validity as a new species.” belgian journal of entomology 105: 1–24 (2020) ISSN: 2295-0214
any good news about bees is good for the entire world. this is due to the fact that there has been tremendous concern over the collapse of bee populations throughout the world. perhaps, this discovery represents something positive with respect to bees. this wild unmanaged bees could be highly effective in pollinating natural and agricultural system. st. louis.
honey is special animal product. honey can be used both as a food and for medical treatment.
honey also has a special quality which is quite symbolic of the nature of god. honey, to some extent, is an eternal food. if stored properly, it arguably has an eternal shelf life. smithsonian it only makes sense that god finds it appropriate to make food reference.
in sum, it is wonderful to both have good news and the opportunity to remind individuals that the source of the phrase the land of milk and honey. the phrase’s origin is within the torah. exodus 3:8 is one of its most poignant references within the torah.
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