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In what way was the land flowing with milk and honey? (Deuteronomy 26:9)

In what way was the land flowing with milk and honey? (Deuteronomy 26:9)--

9 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.

Dt. 26:15 Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel and the ground that you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.’

27:3 And you shall write on them all the words of this law, when you cross over to enter the land that the Lord your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you.

Deuteronomy 26:9

ESV - 9 And he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
My understanding of the expression "flowing with milk and honey" is that it was intended to evoke in the minds of the Israelites (in the context of their agrarian culture) images of goats (as the source of the milk) and figs (as the source of the honey), with the associated meaning that the land was abundantly (as indicated by the word "flowing") fertile and suitable, both for the planting of crops, and for the grazing and maintaining of herds.

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