Judges 14:18 Plowed with Heifer (Agriculture)

…If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.

 

 


    Orientals are largely agricultural people, therefore there are many figures of speech relating to life on the land, which may be found in the Scriptures.

    One of the many figures of speech relating to plowing is found in Judges 14:10-18; this is the story of Samson's marriage to the Philistine woman. He had proposed a riddle to the groomsmen, and they had plagued his bride until she obtained the answer to the riddle.

    Samson said to them, "…If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle". The oxen which are used for plowing are kept in the furrow by means of pricking with a goad, which is a nail fixed on the end of a stick. Samson is saying that the bride was goaded by the groomsmen.

Bishop K.C. Pillai, D.D.

 

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Anthony Gilmore,
May 22, 2012, 2:26 PM
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