Datham, Abriam …
Recall Egypt as the place …
Milk and honey flow —
Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab; but they said, “We will not come! Is it not enough that you brought us from a land flowing with milk and honey to have us die in the wilderness, that you would also lord it over us?”
Last week in Sh’lach L’cha, even the scouts who stoked fear in the people described Israel as a land flowing with milk and honey (Numbers 13:27). This week Datan and Abiram, Korach’s co-conspirators in a challenge to the authority of Moses, use the same words to describe Egypt.
The Torah In Haiku
by Ed Nickow • www.thetorahinhaiku.com