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Row upon row of hives with trap doors for easy access to honey. DBR is the symbol for the honey economy of this tribal region. The following paragraph is from Abarim-publications.com;
"The word dabar, however, outdoes even elyon and is a universe of meaning in itself. The root, its many derivations and the many meaning of each derivation occur over 2,500 times in the Old Testament (first in Genesis 12:4) - TWOTOT reports that the King James uses more than 110 different English words and expressions to translate this one Hebrew word."
The story of Deborah tells how an Oracle convinced various tribes to come together to defeat a looming threat. To do this, the language of Bees was utilized. Common cultural symbols were combined to speak the concept of looming danger and arrange for it's alleviation. Bringing forth of the honey used the same language as Word of God. The miraculous appearance of honey allowed these people to have a belief in unseen forces. Hive symbology occurs at the very core of this cultural heritage. Understanding the language of bees helped this group of people become more successful and sustained them through adversity. Their language was built upon their beekeeping culture and their culture was built on belief in DBR (miraculous appearance of honey).
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Beekeepers must be very careful and not introduce foreign organisms into hive. Hive collapse is a common and mysterious event. Even modern man has not fully solved this problem. The purity laws proscribed by priests entering the DBR/Inner Sanctum were quite specific. This priest must live 12 cubits from anyone else (and be downwind.) He must not have a discharge or come in contact with anyone that has a discharge within 7 days. He must bathe and then not touch any other part of his body with his hands. If he touches anything at all, he must wash his hands before he enters the inner sanctum. The man dedicated to entering the DBR would need to be supported because ritual purity requires intense effort and concentration. As a culture was built around the DBR, common symbols were deployed to build language required for the cooperative effort. Keeping the priest pure would have been an enormous expenditure of resources requiring much new language.
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