And when the people came into the wood, behold, the honey
Either from trees, which produced it; so Diodorus Siculus
but no man put his hand to his mouth;
that is, took not any of the honey and ate it, though it was so near at hand, and there was plenty of it:
for the people feared the oath:
Saul adjured them by, or the imprecation he made on the person that should eat any food that day.
F20 Bibliothec. l. 17. p. 548.
F21 Hesiod, Theogon. ver. 230. Vid. Diodor. Sic. ut supra. (Bibliothec. l. 17. p. 548.)
F23 (vbd Klh) "ambulatio mellis", Montanus; "itio mellis", Drusius; so in Ovid. Metamorph. l. 1. fab. 3. "----jam flumina nectaris ibant".