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Exodus 23:28
... I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before...
Leviticus 23:3: seventh day is the sabbath - Study Note
... rest, commemorating God’s completed work of creation (Exodus 20:8-11), was even more sacred than the seven annual feasts. No “servile” work could be done in the latter (Leviticus 23:8,21,25,35,36), but no work at all on the...
Exodus 23:28: hornets - Study Note
... hornets. The Palestinian hornet, or wasp, was a vicious stinging insect, but it might seem unlikely that swarms of literal hornets could really drive the Canaanites out of the land. On the other hand, Joshua 24:12 says that hornets sent by God...
Joshua 24:1: to Shechem - Study Note
... enemies, it was really God who had won the victory for them (Exodus 23:28). The Biblical hornet was a viciously stinging wasp, and the term is probably used here to symbolize the fear which God sent among the Canaanites in advance of the Israelite...
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