And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:
And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:
Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.
For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.
And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.
And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp.
And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.
And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses.
And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.
Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.
And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
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“According to the Mishnah, the written version of the oral tradition, the ceremony of the red heifer sacrifice has only been performed nine times in the history of the Jewish people. When the tenth heifer appears, the Messiah will finally come. The rabbis, for their part, learned something about cattle.”
Flowing with milk and honey
I heard the same opinion Dvir, from a very prominent preacher but had to dismiss it based on the context of the passage of scripture. In my own study of scripture God references the land as a “good land”. He even had to drive the inhabitants out of the land, which implies that they were willing to fight for the land. More than likely, this would not be the case if the opinion were true about the land being a desert land or unhealthy. So based on my own biblical and historical research I have concluded that the land was in fact a good and fertile land.
November 18, 2013
I’ve often thought of milk and honey as two forms of sustenance that can be consumed by man without destroying a life or potential life. I may be blind, but I’ve not been able to come up with anything else that meets that criteria. Any thoughts?
September 15, 2013
I think that it makes more sense if referring to bee’s honey. When is there an abundance of milk in the land but when there are many animals reproducing? Likewise, when there are bees in the land producing honey, the land is fertile. The bees do their job of pollinating and thus many different vegetables and fruits thrive (including date palms).
When Hitler tried to exterminate the Jewish people he was not acting alone. Satan was behind that. The whole world is being blessed through the Jewish nation. Israel is still the land that flows milk and honey. In 1948 it was a dry land and they had to get their food from other countries. Now in 2013 they are self sufficient in food due to their hard work. Physical and mentally. These other Arab countries wait until the oil come to the surface and sell it. Just like in the time of Isaac that he used to dig the wells for water and the wicked wanted the well after it was dug. The promise is still in place. Any country or leader that attacks or curse Israel will be defeated. God will punish them just like he did in past.
July 30, 2013
I don’t understand how flowing which seems manageable can be confused with overflowing which does not seem to be so manageable.
RE: Wealth of modern Israel…
February 11, 2013
That’s delusional and incredibly creepy…
February 6, 2013
I will start off by stating that I am a christian. I am curious about why you say… G-d. If you are trying to be reverent or something then why not just call Him the Lord? Or the Heavenly Father or something? I always thought not saying His name in vain really only applied to his personal name, though it would be disrespectful to use His title (that is to say G-d) in conjunction with a curse word. Feel free to email me
February 2, 2013
When you consider that virtually half of all of Israel (southern half) is arid desert land not suitable to sustain life in terms which, we would describe as rich in natural resources, you wonder where and how the moniker “land flowing with milk and honey” applies.
Today, Israel is the envy of all the nations that surround it for the promise it inherited from God Himself. It is indeed a land flowing with milk and honey. Israel has just in recent history been identified to have the largest sources for both natural gas and shale oil. Is it any wonder then, that nations such as Russia, an avowed ally to Israel’s enemies, are now courting Israel for commercial benefits?
Israel does not need a foreign body to protect it…God loves Israel and it is the apple of His eye.
As history continues to unfold, we shall all see the veracity of Scripture when God described its land as “a land flowing with milk and honey” !
December 30, 2012
I think I was told that all foods regenerate itself ,milk and honey, the beginning and the end, a to z, alfa and
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