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Only olive oil seems to have been used among the Hebrews. It was used for many purposes: for…

It was one of the most valuable products of the country (Deuteronomy 32:13; Ezek. 16:13), and formed an article of extensive commerce with Tyre (27:17).

The use of it was a sign of gladness (Psalms 92:10; Isaiah 61:3), and its omission a token of sorrow (2 Samuel 14:2; Matthew 6:17).

It was very abundant in Galilee.