Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Deuteronomy 1:44 (King James Version)
And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah.
- chased you
- When bees are provoked or disturbed, the whole swarm attack and pursue whatever annoys them, with great courage and fury, and sometimes are a most formidable enemy. They were so troublesome in some districts of Crete, that, according to Pliny, the inhabitants were actually compelled to forsake their homes. lian reports, that some places in Scythia were formerly inaccessible on account of the numerous swarms of bees with which they were infested
- Mr. Park relates, that some of his associates imprudently attempted to rob a numerous hive which they found in their way. The exasperated little animals rushed out to defend their property, and attacked them with so much fury, that they quickly compelled the whole company of men, horses, and asses, to scamper off in all directions, The horses were never recovered, and a number of the asses were so severely stung, that they died the next day.
- 28:25 32:30 Psalms 118:12 ; Isaiah 7:18
- unto Hormah
- Numbers 14:45 ; 21:3