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1. Origin and antiquity of. Ge 9:20.

2. The design of planting. Ps 107:37; 1Co 9:7.

3. Frequently walled or fenced with hedges. Nu 22:24; Pr 24:31; Isa 5:2,5.

4. Cottages built in, for the keepers. Isa 1:8.

5. Provided with the apparatus for making wine. Isa 5:2; Mt 21:33.

6. The stones carefully gathered out of. Isa 5:2.

7. Laws respecting

a. Not to be planted with different kinds of seed. De 22:9.

b. Not to be cultivated in the Sabbatical year. Ex 23:11; Le 25:4.

c. The spontaneous fruit of, not to be gathered during the sabbatical year. Le 25:5,11.

d. Compensation in kind to be made for injury done to. Ex 22:5.

e. Strangers entering, allowed to eat fruit of, but not to take any away. De 23:24.

f. The gleaning of, to be left for the poor. Le 19:10; De 24:21.

g. The fruit of new, not to be eaten for three years. Le 19:23.

h. The fruit of new, to be holy to the Lord in the fourth year. Le 19:24.

i. The fruit of new, to be eaten by the owners from the fifth year. Le 19:25.

j. Planters of, not liable to military service till they had eaten of the fruit. De 20:6.

8. Frequently let out to husbandmen. Song 8:11; Mt 21:33.

9. Rent of, frequently paid by part of the fruit. Mt 21:34.

10. Were often mortgaged. Ne 5:3,4.

11. Estimated rent of. Song 8:11; Isa 7:23.

12. Estimated profit arising from, to the cultivators. Song 8:12.

13. The poor engaged in the culture of. 2Ki 25:12; Isa 61:5.

14. Members of the family often wrought in. Song 1:6; Mt 21:28-30.

15. Mode of hiring and paying labourers for working in. Mt 20:1,2.

16. Of the kings of Israel superintended by officers of the state. 1Ch 27:27.

17. The vintage or ingathering of

a. Was a time of great rejoicing. Isa 16:10.

b. Sometimes continued to the time of sowing seed. Le 26:5.

c. Failure in, occasioned great grief. Isa 16:9,10.

18. Of red grapes particularly esteemed. Isa 27:2.

19. The produce of, was frequently destroyed by enemies. Jer 48:32.

20. The whole produce of, often destroyed by insects, &c. De 28:39; Am 4:9.

21. In unfavourable seasons produced but little wine. Isa 5:10; Hag 1:9,11.

22. The wicked judicially deprived of the enjoyment of. Am 5:11; Zep 1:13.

23. The Rechabites forbidden to plant. Jer 35:7-9.

24. Of the slothful man neglected and laid waste. Pr 24:30,31.

25. Illustrative

a. Of the Jewish Church. Isa 5:7; 27:2; Jer 12:10; Mt 21:23.

b. (Failure of,) of severe calamities. Isa 32:10.

c. (Cleaning grapes of,) of the elect. Isa 24:13.