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Noted for their production of honey (Judg 14:8; Psa 81:16) as well as their swarming attacks (Deut 1:44; Psa 118:12). Bees also are used to represent Israel’s enemies, the Assyrians (Isa 7:18).
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Bee (debôrâh). Deut. 1:44; Judges 14:8; Ps. 118:12; Isa. 7:18. Bees abounded in Palestine, honey being a common article of food, Ps. 81:16, and was often found in the clefts of rocks and in hollow trees. 1 Sam. 14:25, 27. English naturalists know little of the species of bees that are found in Palestine,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bee—First mentioned in Deut. 1:44. Swarms of bees, and the danger of their attacks, are mentioned in Ps. 118:12. Samson found a “swarm of bees” in the carcass of a lion he had slain (Judg. 14:8). Wild bees are described as laying up honey in woods and in clefts of rocks (Deut. 32:13; Ps. 81:16). In Isa.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEE<be> (דַּבוֹרָה [debhorah]; compare Arabic dabr, “a swarm of bees,” also Arabic debbur, “a wasp,” said to be a corruption of zunbur, “a wasp”; all are apparently from the Hebrew [dabhar], “to speak,” “arrange,” “lead,” “follow,” or from Arabic dabara, “follow” (compare Arabic dabbara,
beePeople have known ever since ancient times that the insects called bees make delicious honey from the nectar of flowers. There are more than 20,000 species of bees, and they are found all over the world except in Antarctica. Most people throughout the world recognize honeybees, and people in temperate
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