The biblical fall feasts begin this year on Wednesday evening with the Feast of Trumpets. Traditionally, it’s called Rosh Hashanah—literally “head of the year”—and celebrated as the Jewish New Year. One of the traditions is to dip apples in honey for a sweet year.
The Bible calls Israel the land of milk and honey. But where did the honey the Bible writes about come from?
For a long time, it was accepted that the honey part came from dates—one of the seven species in the land of Israel mentioned in Deuteronomy.
Now an amazing discovery indicates beekeeping may have been a big industry thousands of years ago. Evidence shows honey was being produced by bees here nearly 3,000 years ago around the time of the prophet Elisha.
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