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Deuteronomy 32:13-14

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32:13 He enabled him 1  to travel over the high terrain of the land,

and he ate of the produce of the fields.

He provided honey for him from the cliffs, 2 

and olive oil 3  from the hardest of 4  rocks, 5 

32:14 butter from the herd

and milk from the flock,

along with the fat of lambs,

rams and goats of Bashan,

along with the best of the kernels of wheat;

and from the juice of grapes you drank wine.

1 tn The form of the suffix on this verbal form indicates that the verb is a preterite, not an imperfect. As such it simply states the action factually. Note as well the preterites with vav (ו) consecutive that follow in the verse.

2 tn Heb “he made him suck honey from the rock.”

3 tn Heb “oil,” but this probably refers to olive oil; see note on the word “rock” at the end of this verse.

4 tn Heb “flinty.”

5 sn Olive oil from rock probably suggests olive trees growing on rocky ledges and yet doing so productively. See E. H. Merrill, Deuteronomy (NAC), 415; cf. TEV “their olive trees flourished in stony ground.”



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