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  •  Or it could be the opposite (0+ / 0-)

    If the goal of that particular passage was to prevent a poor harvest (which, of course, enriched the landowners in power) by ensuring the slaves and other peons engaged in careful land use. The prior sections calling for setting seed aside, etc., make me think they were no stranger to mass starvation events, so certain lessons might have been carried down through the ages via oral traditions.

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