Deuteronomy 8:8
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New American Standard Bible
a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey;

King James Bible
A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;

Darby Bible Translation
a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig-trees, and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey;

World English Bible
a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates; a land of olive trees and honey;

Young's Literal Translation
a land of wheat, and barley, and vine, and fig, and pomegranate; a land of oil olive and honey;

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Vines - The abundance of wine in Syria and Palestine is dwelt upon in the Egyptian records of the campaigns of Thotmosis III. Only a little wine is produced in Egypt itself. The production of wine has in later times gradually ceased in Palestine (circa 1880's).

Deuteronomy 8:8 Parallel Commentaries

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National Wealth
(Fifth Sunday after Easter.) Deut. viii. 11-18. Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; and when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth
Charles Kingsley—The Gospel of the Pentateuch

Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago
Eighteen and a half centuries ago, and the land which now lies desolate--its bare, grey hills looking into ill-tilled or neglected valleys, its timber cut down, its olive- and vine-clad terraces crumbled into dust, its villages stricken with poverty and squalor, its thoroughfares insecure and deserted, its native population well-nigh gone, and with them its industry, wealth, and strength--presented a scene of beauty, richness, and busy life almost unsurpassed in the then known world. The Rabbis never
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Genesis 49:11
"He ties his foal to the vine, And his donkey's colt to the choice vine; He washes his garments in wine, And his robes in the blood of grapes.

Deuteronomy 8:7
"For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills;

Deuteronomy 8:9
a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

Deuteronomy 32:13
"He made him ride on the high places of the earth, And he ate the produce of the field; And He made him suck honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock,

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