Pluck Off Buds of Fruit Trees For the First 3 Years
So the Trunk Has Time to Develop
19:1 And the (Shekinah) Lord spake unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto all the congregation of the (Gemini; Perseus & Cepheus) children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.
3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the (Shekinah) Lord your God.
4 Turn ye not unto (solar or Lunar) idols, nor make to yourselves (red radius) molten (silver or gold) gods: I am the (Shekinah) Lord your God.
5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord, ye shall offer it at your own will.
6 It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if ought remain until the third day, it shall be (solar) burnt in the fire.
Flesh decays and putrefies
7 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted.
8 Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the (Shekinah) Lord: and that soul shall be (Perseus) (red radius) cut off from among his (Gemini) people.
9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the (lunar grain) corners of thy (red radius) field, neither shalt thou gather the (solar grain) gleanings of thy harvest.
10 And thou shalt not glean thy (red vine) vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every (lunar or solar) grape of thy (red radius) vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the (Castor) poor and (Pollux) stranger: I am the (Shekinah) Lord your God.
11 Ye shall not (Serpens) steal, neither (red radius fork tongue) deal falsely, neither (red radius fork tongue) lie one to another.
12 And ye shall not swear by my name (red radius fork tongue) falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the (Shekinah) Lord.
13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the (solar golden or lunar silver coins) wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the (sun on red radius horizon) morning.
14 Thou shalt not (red radius fork tongue) curse the (lunar ears) deaf, nor put a (solar) stumblingblock before the (Ophiuchus or Hercules) blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the (Shekinah) Lord.
15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a (red radius fork tongue) talebearer among thy (Gemini, Cepheus, Perseus) people: neither shalt thou stand against the (red radius) blood of thy neighbour; I am the (Shekinah) Lord.
17 Thou (Pollux) shalt not hate thy brother (Castor) in thine (lunar) heart: thou (Ophiuchus) shalt in any wise (red radius) rebuke thy (Hercules) neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him (lest you incur sin because of him -- AMPC).
18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the (Gemini) children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the (Shekinah) Lord.
19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy (Taurus) cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy (red radius) field with mingled (lunar & solar) seed: neither shall a garment mingled of (lunar white) linen and (solar golden) woollen come upon thee.
Cross breeding between white-tailed deer and mule deer produces offspring that inherit neither parent's strategies for avoiding predators. That is first generation. Second generation hybrids will even lack hybrid vigour. Mule-deer-Whitetail Hybrids raised in captivity typically don't fare well. Those in the wild usually fare worse.
You should not plant cucumbers near watermelons because they will cross and produce a perversion and "be defiled" (Deut. 22:9). Likewise, the various members of the muskmelon and cantaloupe family will mix with pumpkins and certain types of squash. They should not be planted near one another. But there is nothing wrong with planting peas or beans among your corn, or planting two pasture grasses together. In neither of these cases would one crop "defile" or mix with the other. God causes each plant to reproduce "after it's kind" (Gen. 1:11,21,24). God twice commands us to follow that example instead of mingling our crops (Lev. 19:19: Deut. 22:9). We should plant only those seeds that will reproduce after their kind -- known as heirloom or non-hybrid seeds. Hybrids that produce confusion and an inferior quality after the first year should not be used. "God is not the author of confusion" (1 Cor. 14:33). God wants Christians to produce and own quality products.
The primary disadvantage of hybrid plants is the seeds cannot be saved from year to year. Seeds saved from hybrid plants usually will not produce the same plant the following year because most varieties are not self-sustaining. Offspring of hybrids usually show an unpredictable mixture of characteristics from the grandparent plants instead of being similar to the parent. Some gardeners feel that the taste of hybrid vegetables does not equal that of heirloom varieties.Open-pollinated, also known as heirloom or standard, plants are varieties that have stable traits from one generation to the next. Hybrids have high yields and are homogenous in phenotype but require much input (fertilizers, pesticides etc.).F1 hybrids mature at the same time when raised under the same environmental conditions. They all ripen simultaneously. Traditional heirloom varieties are often more useful to gardeners because they crop over a longer period of time, avoiding gluts and food shortages. Hybrid vigour (desired characteristics such as yield, rate of growth and maturity) diminishes with each generation
For years modern man has been developing and raising all sorts of new varieties of hybrid corn in order to squeeze a few extra bushels out of each acre -- and put a little more waste fat on animals in the feed lots. This is not motivated by brotherly love, but by greed. In an experiment on 16 farms in Illinois, hybrid and open-pollinated corn were grown in neighboring strips under the same conditions, and the produce was tested by Armour's Institute of Research in Chicago. The open-pollinated corn tested 12% protein. None of the hybrids showed more than 8%. All the hybrids were short on 7 to 9 minerals, and all failed completely to pick up cobalt, whose deficiency is one cause of Bang's disease. By rapidly using some trace elements and leaving others untouched, hybrids unbalance and thereby poison the soil ten times as quickly as open-pollinated corn, horticulturalists now admit. (see Soil Fertility and Animal Health by Dr. Wm. A. Albrecht) When Mexican farmers in the U.S.A. try hybrids for home use, they usually quickly give them up. Hybrids, they discover, are simply no good for tortillas: the flavor, color, texture, and consistency are all inferior to that of open-pollinated corn. Those interested in quality prefer natural varieties and natural methods of production. Shortcuts to riches are not good for anyone.
Cattle selectively bred by greedy men are "not improved from the standpoint of the animals themselves" (p. 621, The Taurine World). One of the most universally recognized facts of breeding is that species untouched by man are always more hardy. Men breed for a few isolated characteristics such as big udders or blocky frames and much fat. They sacrifice quality of the whole animal for more profit. The extra milk produced by such cattle is watery. The extra meat is not as tender and yet more fatty. Characteristics omitted because they were not considered important were quality of meat and milk, vitality, adaptability to extremes in weather, disease resistance, intelligence, gentleness, and other desirable traits which still remain in older breeds that were not developed by the Bakewell system. However, Jacob bred for strength, and God rewarded his efforts (Gen. 30:37-43 & 31:38). As a constant safeguard against inbreeding, Jacob maintained a flock ratio of one male to ten females (Gen. 32:13-14). Modern authorities unwisely recommend one male to thirty or forty females -- or one male to thousands of females, in artificial insemination -- a calculated risk for inheriting many defects. Many breeders recognize that cross-breeding many times causes a loss of docility as well as quality. God forbids crossbreeding (Lev. 19:19). He intended that each species should reproduce "after its kind" (Gen. 1).
Each kind of fabric has different characteristics with regard to stretchability, strength, absorbency and warmth. Each of these characteristics is weakened or diminished when combined with another kind of fabric.
20 And whosoever (Castor) lieth carnally with a (Pollux) woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be (red radius) scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.
21 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the (Shekinah) Lord, unto the (red radius) door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a (Aries) ram for a trespass offering.
22 And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the (Aries) ram of the trespass offering before the (Shekinah) Lord for his sin which he hath done: and the sin which he hath done shall be forgiven him.
23 And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the (solar or lunar) fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.
Literally, then shall ye circumcise its uncircumcision, its fruit, that is, cut off or pinch off its uncircumcision, which the text itself explains as “its fruit.” The metaphorical use of circumcision is thus explained by the text itself: it denotes the fruit as disqualified or unfit. As the produce of the earliest year when let to grow upon the trees is both stunted and tasteless, and, moreover, as by plucking off the fruit or pinching off the blossom the trees will thrive better and bear more abundantly afterwards, the Lawgiver enacts here as law that which was in vogue amongst careful husbandmen from time immemorial, thus debarring greedy owners from acting in a way which would ultimately be to their own material injury."The wisdom of this law is very striking. Every gardener will teach us not to let fruit trees bear in their earliest years, but to pluck off the blossoms: and for this reason, that they will thus thrive the better, and bear more abundantly afterwards. The very expression, 'to regard them as uncircumcised,' suggests the propriety of pinching them off; I do not say cutting them off, because it is generally the hand, and not a knife, that is employed in this operation" [Michaelis]. As uncircumcised, i.e. as unclean, not to be eaten, but cast away, and counted abominable, as the foreskins are. Probably the object was to allow the tree time to become accustomed to the soil, and so to postpone the enjoyment of the fruit till both quantity and quality had had time to develop.Three years. This precept was serviceable,1. To the trees themselves, which grew the better and faster, being early stript of those fruits, which otherwise would have derived to themselves and drawn away much more of the strength from the root and tree. 2. To men, both because the fruit then was waterish, undigested, and unwholesome, and because hereby men were taught to bridle their appetites; a lesson of great use and absolute necessity in a godly life. 3. To God, who required and deserved the first-fruits, which must be also of the best, and so they could not be in this time.
24 But in the fourth year all the (solar & lunar) fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the (Shekinah) Lord withal.
25 And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the (solar & lunar) fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the (Shekinah) Lord your God.
26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the (red radius) blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.
27 Ye shall not (lunar) round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou (lunar or solar) mar the corners of thy beard.
28 Ye shall not make any (red radius) cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any (red radius) marks upon you: I am the (Shekinah) Lord.
29 Do not prostitute thy (Castor) daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.
30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the (Shekinah) Lord.
31 Regard not them that have (Milky Way) familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the (Shekinah) Lord your God.
32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the (Shekinah) Lord.
33 And if a stranger (Ophiuchus) sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the (Shekinah) Lord your God.
35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard (length), in (lunar or solar) weight, or in (red radius) measure (quantity).
Inflating the currency is unjust. Get back on gold and silver standard.
36 Just (lunar) balances, just (solar & lunar) weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the (Shekinah) Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the (Shekinah) Lord.
"HYBRID" Means "INSULT" In Greek!
Mixed marriages between any two of the primary races often creates offspring LESS ABLE TO ADAPT to their environment than either parent. "As a general rule hybrids are INTERMEDIATE between parental type in their morphological and physiological characteristics. The hybrid between a red-flowered and a lemon-flowered species of columbine has orange-colored flowers. Large-bodied species or races of animals crossed with small-bodied species usually yield hybrids with an INTERMEDIATE body size (unless the gene happens to be dominant or recessive rather than normal).... A hybrid may also develop ABNORMALLY ("defiled" -- Deut.22:9) so that it does not resemble either parent or the average condition between the parents; such a hybrid is TRANSGRESSIVE. An example is the DWARFISH or INVIABLE hybrid resulting from vigorous parents.... Hybrid luxuriance refers to the numerous instances where a hybrid is larger or faster growing, or otherwise exceeds its parents in some quality, but is NOT ADAPTIVELY SUPERIOR -- that is, it would not succeed better in life than its smaller parents. The mule, for example, is a stronger animal than the horse or the donkey, but it is also STERILE, whereas the parental species are fully fertile. The overall value of the mule in nature is therefore close to zero. Hybrid corn is LESS NUTRITIOUS and MORE SUSCEPTIBLE to BUGS and DISEASES so must be sprayed with pesticides. Hybrid cattle must be vaccinated because of being PRONE to DISEASE whereas purebred cattle stay healthy. In the wild a white- tail deer gallops to escape predators and a mule deer runs by executing a series of four-legged jumps. A hybrid between these two types of deer neither gallops nor jumps, but instead performs a CLUMSY MIXTURE of the two. Thus the hybrid is MORE VULNERABLE to PREDATORS in any environment (Discover magazine, Nov. 1993, p.14). Luxuriance invariably DISAPPEARS in the PROGENY of the hybrids, if there are any" (Encyc. Amer. 1980 14:629). Even when a hybrid is adaptively superior to either parent because RECESSIVE MUTANT GENES are not able to express themselves, "Suppression of the effects of recessive mutant genes lasts only during the lifetime of the FIRST GENERATION hybrids ... effects may appear in later generations" (ibid. p.630).
"The progeny of hybrids ... comprises a highly variable and diversified array of types.... The MAJORITY of the variants ... will prove ILL-ADAPTED for any available habitat and so will eventually be ELIMINATED by natural selection. Some of the new types, however, may inherit a favorable combination of characters" (ibid., p.631). In humans, of course, the children of INTERRACIAL couples cannot be "ELIMINATED" to prevent them from further breeding as in plants or animals. But "hybrids are usually partially sterile" (ibid., p.631). Hosea 5:7 mentions "strange children." (HYBRIDS?) And Jude 7 mentions that "Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh (abnormal sex and OTHER RACES?), are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." Isaiah 2:6 says, "Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers (other RACES)." "Each species has passed through many generations of natural selection (TEN required); in the process it has become ADAPTED to its habitat and has achieved an INTERNAL BALANCE and HARMONY in its genetic constitution. In the F2 derivatives of an interspecific HYBRID, the favorable gene combinations are BROKEN UP into NUMEROUS UNTRIED and mostly DISHARMONIOUS mixtures of genes. By crossing among themselves ... the hybrids segregate many new types that are NOT ADAPTED for any HABITAT" (Encyc. Amer. 1980, 14:631). As domestic pedigree horses and dogs are selectively bred by man, so are the human races selectively bred by nature. The HYBRIDIZING of the varieties (races) of the species, whether domesticated animals or man, irretrievably ELIMINATES the superior genetic traits.
To HYBRIDIZE high quality, thoroughbred stock just to make more money produces no "hybrid vigor" or advantage if there are no recessive mutant genes to cover up. This may be the case when dealing with purebreds since they have been selectively bred for generations! But when HYBRIDIZATION gives an immediate short-term gain, it does so by creating an UNBALANCED, DISHARMONIOUS animal or plant for the sake of higher profits. But the organism only lasts ONE GENERATION and must be continually recreated! If breeding is done God's way, the results will be LASTING and GOOD for ALL GENERATIONS.
Furthermore, extreme HYBRIDS tend to be DEPENDENT on artificial means of irrigation and fertilization so that it COSTS MORE to get the plant to produce. Animal hybrids tend to be LESS than self-sufficient also because they are bred for quick, large supplies of meat or milk WITHOUT THOUGHT to the WHOLE ANIMAL and its OVERALL NEEDS! A rancher makes a larger profit only to pay the veterinarian more often. No doubt the quality of food that plant and animal hybrids produce is inferior to that of purebreds also. Who then first "discovered (how to breed) mules"? ESAU'S branch (Gen.36:24).
HYBRID garden seeds don't breed true when the seeds are saved from year to year, so the farmer is forced to depend on a dealer each year for new seed. He's not independent, nor is his food supply guaranteed. The product of hybrid seeds will either be STERILE or will REVERT to one of the parent varieties. HYBRIDS are LESS HEALTHY and REQUIRE MORE chemicals to kill pests. Pests attack SICK or WEAK plants -- not healthy ones. This is why the word "HYBRID" means "INSULT" or "OUTRAGE" in Greek (Encyc. Brit. 1973, 11:921).