In Deuteronomy 8 Moses told Israel that God was bringing them into "a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and [date palm] honey" (8:8). These eight species form a grocery list of God's promised blessings. But how valuable were these products of the Promised Land? It seems as if science continues to uncover new health benefits.
An article in today's Jerusalem Post focuses on the work of Shaul Eger, a Jewish physiologist who spent 30 years uncovering the benefits of olive oil. The article is interesting...and a good reminder of God's faithfulness to His people!