Land of Milk and Honey
Scripture is epic poetry about religious conflicts in the Middle East that involve land, water, crops, harvest, food, and diet. So perhaps scripture is an arable parable and alimentary allegory, in which “Middle East” is a homonym for “middle’s eats” (stomach’s food), and the "Land of Milk and Honey" is a metaphor for nutrition (milk) versus addiction (honey). Since addiction causes craving, frustration, anger, and violence, perhaps the "religious conflicts" in the Middle East are really dietary, and the Peace Table needs a new menu.
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