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Episode: “Agriculture”
Israelites considered themselves in partnership with God — they worked the field, and God provided the rain and sunshine. When we follow the process from harvesting and threshing to making the bread, we appreciate the significance of agriculture as used in the Lord’s parables and Apostle Paul’s example of grafting olive trees.
Series: “The First Christians (2019)”
The Life and Times of Those Who First Believed in Jesus
Originally produced in 1995, The First Christians series explores the background of the customs and manners of Jesus’ day, unearthing the Jewish roots of Christianity. God chose this one people to speak to all humanity for all time. This nine program series seeks to better understand the people with whom He chose to reside on earth. From the studio, David and Kirsten Hart talk with Dr. Jeffrey Seif about the importance and modern applications for each program.

Caption transcript for The First Christians (2019): “Agriculture” (5/9)

  • 00:01 Jeffrey Seif: Sociologists tell us that 150 years ago most social life in North America was centered on the home and the farm. Only a small percentage lived in cities. That was then, this is now, but let's go back to the farm today when "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:27 male announcer: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God
  • 00:30 for Israel is that they might be saved.
  • 00:34 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
  • 00:37 for the same Lord over all is rich unto all
  • 00:40 that call upon him."
  • 00:42 "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:44 ♪♪♪
  • 00:53 David Hart: We're so glad you've joined us today
  • 00:54 on "Zola Levitt Presents," I'm David Hart.
  • 00:56 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:57 Jeffrey: I'm Jeffrey Seif, and I am pleased to introduce
  • 01:00 you to the Zola Levitt version of "Green Acres."
  • 01:04 Kirsten: Here we go back to the land.
  • 01:06 It's all about agriculture today, and what I love about
  • 01:09 that fact is the Israelite people worked the land
  • 01:13 in the 1st century and in the kibbutz when they
  • 01:16 came back in 1948.
  • 01:18 Jeffrey: Yes, there's something about getting your hands dirty,
  • 01:20 and we're gonna learn about that today.
  • 01:22 David: That's right; let's go back 2,000 years now and
  • 01:25 learn more about agriculture.
  • 01:29 Zola Levitt: Preparation for wheat and barley planting began
  • 01:32 about August by plowing the rocky soil
  • 01:35 to destroy deadly thistles.
  • 01:37 Sowing of the seed took place between October and December.
  • 01:40 Barley was often planted as a backup crop because wheat was
  • 01:44 and still is more susceptible to disease.
  • 01:48 To give us perspective on the 1st century harvest, we are
  • 01:51 joined now by an expert on Jewish history,
  • 01:53 Dr. Chanoch Rosenblum.
  • 01:57 Dr. Chanoch Rosenblum: Barley was the poor man's food.
  • 01:59 It was mainly used for feeding animals,
  • 02:02 but it was far more dependable than wheat; and if the wheat
  • 02:05 crop would fail, at least there would be barley to depend upon.
  • 02:10 Wheat fields also contained a great deal of tares.
  • 02:14 Tares, which were very much like the wheat plant in its early
  • 02:18 stages, would have to remain to grow alongside the wheat until
  • 02:21 right before harvest time.
  • 02:23 They would have to be separated and destroyed.
  • 02:27 Zola: The Lord makes reference to these tares in his
  • 02:29 parable of the sower in Matthew 13.
  • 02:32 "Bind them in bundles to burn them," he says,
  • 02:35 "but gather the wheat into the barn."
  • 02:40 Well, the plowing and sowing have been done and,
  • 02:42 as God provides the rain, it's time for harvest.
  • 02:46 Dr. Rosenblum: We have now finally reached the stage that
  • 02:48 everyone has been waiting for, the stage
  • 02:51 of reaping and binding the sheaves.
  • 02:54 This is truly a joyous time.
  • 02:57 Period of uncertainty is finally over.
  • 03:00 The reapers would extend and send out their sickle,
  • 03:04 breaking the stalk and pulling it up by its roots.
  • 03:07 They would bind the sheaves into large stacks and, mounting
  • 03:11 them in the fields, they would allow them to
  • 03:13 dry out over several days.
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  • 03:23 Dr. Rosenblum: After that, they would transport them by
  • 03:25 pack mule to the threshing floor.
  • 03:28 At this time of greatest joy, even the poor would be
  • 03:31 remembered and the gleaners, men and women,
  • 03:33 would enter the field and pick up those sheaves of grain that
  • 03:38 had been dropped in the reaping process and those edges of the
  • 03:42 field that had intentionally not been harvested.
  • 03:47 Upon reaching the threshing floor, the stacks would be
  • 03:49 undone and the sheaves would be scattered
  • 03:52 all over the threshing floor.
  • 03:58 The mule would be brought in and harnessed to the threshing
  • 04:01 sledge; and on its underside, the threshing sledge would
  • 04:04 consist of sharp, basalt-stone teeth, which,
  • 04:08 when drawn across the floor, would break up the stalks
  • 04:13 into straw and separate the kernels from the husks.
  • 04:18 The chaff, being much lighter than the grain,
  • 04:20 would blow off into the distance and the heavier grains would
  • 04:23 fall to the floor to be gathered up and then put in sieves.
  • 04:35 The sieving would further separate the impurities and the
  • 04:38 chaff from the grains and after a great deal of sieving and
  • 04:43 sifting, time would come for the grinding.
  • 04:49 Once it was time to begin making flour, the grain would be placed
  • 04:53 between the basalt millstones and the woman of the house
  • 04:57 would begin the grinding process.
  • 05:00 The flour would be sifted to remove any further impurities
  • 05:05 and then the time would come to begin kneading the dough,
  • 05:09 adding flour together with water.
  • 05:11 A special kneading trough would be used.
  • 05:17 A large metal baking pan was used in the 1st century, and the
  • 05:21 dough would be flattened on this oval-shaped,
  • 05:24 overturned pan and the dough would gradually brown and rise
  • 05:30 and be removed from the pan once it became crisp.
  • 05:37 [speaking foreign language]
  • 05:43 Zola: Another fascinating phase of agricultural life
  • 05:45 pertains to the olive trees, which are often
  • 05:47 referred to in the Scriptures.
  • 05:49 As we mentioned in last week's program, the importance of
  • 05:52 these trees in the 1st century cannot be overstressed.
  • 05:56 Dr. Rosenblum: The olive is a very special tree.
  • 05:58 It epitomizes the Spirit of the Lord; and for that reason,
  • 06:02 in ancient times it was forbidden to cut it down.
  • 06:07 There is the shoot which comes up from its roots,
  • 06:09 which is known as the netzer, and the word for Christian,
  • 06:13 notzri, derives from this offshoot from the roots.
  • 06:18 It was generally guarded.
  • 06:19 Two or three shoots would be kept aside,
  • 06:22 the rest would be destroyed, and then it
  • 06:24 would later be transplanted.
  • 06:27 Because most of the olive trees here are wild and produce very
  • 06:32 few olives, it was in the natural order of things that
  • 06:36 cultivated olive trees would be grafted onto the wild stock.
  • 06:41 The wild tree was more resistant to disease, better able
  • 06:44 to cope with drought and all sorts of other pestilence.
  • 06:49 Olive trees can be grafted in quite a number of ways.
  • 06:54 One of the more common ways used in the 1st century would be to
  • 06:57 lop off the wild branches and then, in crown-like fashion, to
  • 07:03 take offshoots of a cultivated tree and graft them onto the
  • 07:09 stump of the wild tree.
  • 07:11 The offshoot would then be tied with flax and be allowed to
  • 07:17 remain tied to the tree until the graft itself took.
  • 07:21 The flax would also serve to prevent the young offshoots
  • 07:24 from drying out in the sun.
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  • 07:34 Dr. Rosenblum: A fascinating plant which was known in ancient
  • 07:36 times and was very well-known to people in the 1st century is the
  • 07:41 menorah or salvia or moriah plant in mountainous regions and
  • 07:47 in the plain areas, and it very much represents and looks like
  • 07:51 the menorah or the candelabra in the temple.
  • 07:54 And in its flowering stage, it also gives off
  • 07:56 a very pleasant fragrance.
  • 08:04 Zola: Well, this is an olive press,
  • 08:06 and this is a cultivated olive tree.
  • 08:09 This is Israel in Paul's language, the cultivated tree,
  • 08:13 and if we teach nothing else from the great
  • 08:17 Romans 11 chapter of the grafting in of the branch of the
  • 08:21 olive tree, we should say this much: "If some of the branches
  • 08:24 be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree," addressed to
  • 08:28 the Gentiles, "were grafted in among them,
  • 08:31 and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive
  • 08:34 tree; boast not against the branches."
  • 08:37 We're having a time of Jewish revival and Jewish people
  • 08:41 are coming to churches.
  • 08:42 And occasionally one hears an objection,
  • 08:45 not unlike the objections in Acts 11 when the church fathers
  • 08:49 heard of Cornelius and the Gentiles starting to come into
  • 08:53 the church when Peter witnessed there.
  • 08:56 Nothing really changes, as Solomon said,
  • 08:58 nothing new under the sun.
  • 09:01 There were three harvest seasons each year in Israel,
  • 09:04 there still are, and when we talk about the fruitfulness of
  • 09:08 this land and its harvests, we're reminded of
  • 09:11 these great harvest festivals.
  • 09:13 They were all about planting and harvest.
  • 09:16 In the spring you had Passover, Unleavened
  • 09:19 Bread, and First Fruits.
  • 09:21 In the summer, in June we would say,
  • 09:23 late May, Shavuot, what we call Pentecost.
  • 09:27 This would be the middle harvest of the year,
  • 09:32 somewhat larger than the first fruits harvest.
  • 09:35 And then, finally, in the fall with the Feast of Trumpets,
  • 09:39 the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles,
  • 09:42 three more festivals at the fall harvest time.
  • 09:46 Now, in the first one, we established the idea of first
  • 09:50 fruits in the Promised Land.
  • 09:52 The Promised Land was a deadly place
  • 09:55 when Jacob and his family went down into Egypt.
  • 09:57 If you recall, the reason was real famine,
  • 10:00 drought in Canaan, and they were invited down into Egypt.
  • 10:05 Pharaoh gave them housing in the land of Goshen and so on.
  • 10:09 He was glad to meet the family of his intelligent assistant,
  • 10:13 Joseph, if you remember the Bible story, and things
  • 10:17 deteriorated in relationship as time went on,
  • 10:20 and we all know of the story of the Exodus.
  • 10:23 And the Hebrews had become slaves,
  • 10:25 finally coming out to go back to the Promised Land.
  • 10:28 But were there some intelligent historians among them who
  • 10:31 said, "Now, wait a minute.
  • 10:33 Why are we going to Canaan?
  • 10:34 My great-grandfather said Canaan is hopeless, and we came down
  • 10:38 here because even the cattle couldn't eat in Canaan.
  • 10:41 Why are we heading back there?"
  • 10:43 And Joshua sent spies into the land, or spies were sent.
  • 10:46 Joshua and Caleb came back with a bunch of grapes that it took
  • 10:52 the two of them to carry on a pole.
  • 10:54 That is the symbol of the Ministry of Tourism in Israel
  • 10:57 today and a picture used throughout the world are the two
  • 11:00 weighed down with a pole carrying a bunch of grapes.
  • 11:04 So, God had signaled them beforehand in the Exodus that
  • 11:07 the Promised Land would be fruitful, and when they returned
  • 11:11 he asked only for a thank offering.
  • 11:14 In Leviticus 23:10 to 12, he says, "When ye be come into the
  • 11:19 land and you reap the firstfruits of your harvest,
  • 11:23 then bring a sample of those to the temple and that the
  • 11:27 priest may wave it for you before the Lord."
  • 11:30 In other words, "Thanks, Lord.
  • 11:31 This came out of that ground that my forefather Jacob had to
  • 11:35 abandon, and it's growing fine, and I appreciate it."
  • 11:38 That kind of an offering.
  • 11:40 It has great import to the Christian.
  • 11:44 That is, Paul pointed out that the firstfruits
  • 11:49 really pertain to resurrection.
  • 11:52 1 Corinthians 15:22 he says, "In Adam all die,
  • 11:56 so in Christ we'll all be made alive again.
  • 11:58 But each man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits."
  • 12:03 The Lord observed firstfruits in his own special way.
  • 12:06 In one of our other programs, we alluded in this series to the
  • 12:11 phenomenal happening of Matthew 27:52 and 53.
  • 12:16 At the time of his resurrection, graves opened and people were
  • 12:19 walking in the streets of Jerusalem who were
  • 12:23 known--I mean, they were dead.
  • 12:25 They were now alive and walking in the streets at the time of
  • 12:28 his resurrection, on the Sunday after Passover, firstfruits.
  • 12:32 Well, this had to pertain to his thank offering.
  • 12:37 He was a good Jew who kept every festival,
  • 12:39 and he owed an offering that day,
  • 12:41 but Jesus is not a farmer who raises crops.
  • 12:43 He raises people, and so on that day, he raised a few.
  • 12:48 Well, as the year goes on, then, we count 50 days from
  • 12:54 firstfruits and come to what is called in Israel Shavuot,
  • 12:57 the Festival of Weeks in Greek 50 days, Pentecost, and on
  • 13:02 that day, there was another great spiritual harvest.
  • 13:07 There is a harvest at that time.
  • 13:11 Crops are ready in late May, early June to be taken,
  • 13:14 and so the Holy Spirit came, and he harvested 3,000 souls.
  • 13:20 It was not a haphazard number.
  • 13:22 At that original Pentecost, it's so-called to be Pentecost when
  • 13:26 the law came down from Mount Sinai in the Exodus.
  • 13:31 You can recall there was awful paganism going on.
  • 13:34 The chosen people made a golden calf, and they were
  • 13:38 worshiping an idol even as Moses was busy with God on
  • 13:42 the mountain, and the Levites, with God's blessing, went
  • 13:45 through the crowd and slew these pagan worshipers.
  • 13:49 And how many did they kill that day?
  • 13:51 Exodus 32:28 tells us 3,000.
  • 13:55 God is a good bookkeeper, and he gave them
  • 13:57 back exactly 3,000 souls.
  • 13:59 As the New Testament tells us, the letter kills.
  • 14:02 The Spirit gives life.
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  • 15:34 Kirsten: Now let's go back to 1995 to hear more teaching from
  • 15:38 our founder, Zola Levitt.
  • 15:43 Zola: All through the summer, the crops grow here,
  • 15:45 as they do anywhere, and the by the time of around the fall
  • 15:49 feasts, it is time for the major harvest of the year.
  • 15:53 When the Feast of Trumpets comes around, it is technically
  • 15:57 supposed to stop the harvest.
  • 15:58 That is, when the trumpet sounds, the fieldwork is over
  • 16:02 and it's time to get to the temple and worship.
  • 16:04 Likewise in the Scripture, when the trumpet sounds, the
  • 16:08 rapture of the church occurs.
  • 16:10 The witnessing and testifying is over.
  • 16:14 In an analogy people could well see,
  • 16:17 the Lord spoke of workers in a field.
  • 16:20 Let us say there is a Jewish field here and a Palestinian
  • 16:24 field here and everyone is harvesting as they can to get in
  • 16:28 the last of the crops and the trumpet sounds.
  • 16:30 That is, a trumpet blown at the temple site and repeated
  • 16:33 throughout the land to signal the end of the harvest.
  • 16:36 While the Israeli would come in from the field and go to attend
  • 16:40 to his worship, the Arab would continue to harvest,
  • 16:43 and so the Lord said, "Where there are two working in a
  • 16:45 field, I take one and leave the other."
  • 16:50 1 Thessalonians 4:16, the great Scripture of the rapture of the
  • 16:53 church, is the fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets.
  • 16:56 Of course, the trumpet has always been a sign of
  • 16:59 deliverance from when Isaac was spared by a ram getting caught
  • 17:02 by his horn in the bush.
  • 17:04 A ram's horn is the first trumpet to Joshua at Jericho,
  • 17:07 to the trumpet that sounds, that we shall not all sleep,
  • 17:12 we shall all be changed, and so on after the trumpet
  • 17:16 of the Rapture, the trumpets in Revelation, and so on.
  • 17:19 A trumpet signals these great denouements and a
  • 17:21 trumpet stops the harvest.
  • 17:24 The parable of the fig tree is another approach that the Lord
  • 17:29 made to illustrate the idea of fruitfulness
  • 17:35 as an idea of faith.
  • 17:38 You know, the story is he was coming from Bethany.
  • 17:41 We read in Matthew 21:18.
  • 17:43 "Now in the morning as he returned
  • 17:45 into the city, he hungered.
  • 17:47 And when he saw a fig tree in the way,
  • 17:49 he came to it, and he found nothing thereon
  • 17:52 but leaves only, and said unto it,
  • 17:55 'Let no fruit grow on thee henceforth forever.'
  • 17:59 And presently the fig tree withered away."
  • 18:02 People think, "Well, my goodness.
  • 18:04 The Lord should be more patient," et cetera.
  • 18:05 May not have been the time for the fig,
  • 18:07 so, obviously, he is teaching a greater lesson here.
  • 18:10 Let's go on.
  • 18:12 "Jesus answered and said unto them, 'Verily I say unto
  • 18:15 you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do
  • 18:19 this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye
  • 18:22 shall say unto this mountain, "Be thou removed, and be
  • 18:26 thou cast into the sea;" it shall be done.
  • 18:29 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
  • 18:32 believing, ye shall receive.'"
  • 18:34 And, of course, that word "believe," it is a big one.
  • 18:38 He was teaching that, you know, we're surrounded with Pharisees
  • 18:41 and with all sorts of self-made moralists who displayed only
  • 18:45 leaves: outside beauty, outside religion, and it goes on today.
  • 18:50 Reaching those leaves there's just no fruit,
  • 18:53 and he describes, in a sense, the self-made church or
  • 18:58 synagogue member who is ultimately hypocritical because
  • 19:01 underneath, there's nothing there to nourish.
  • 19:07 You know, there were two kinds of people in
  • 19:10 Jerusalem when he came.
  • 19:12 Matthew 21 illustrates--we mention it often
  • 19:14 'cause it's worth mentioning.
  • 19:17 If I read in the same chapter verses 9 to 11,
  • 19:20 this is when he came down the Mount of Olives and then the
  • 19:22 people shouted, "Baruch haba B'shem Adonai."
  • 19:25 "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."
  • 19:28 This is the answer to Zechariah's
  • 19:29 prophecy in Zechariah 9:9.
  • 19:32 "Behold, thy King cometh unto thee;
  • 19:34 just and lowly and having salvation and riding upon an
  • 19:38 ass, even the foal of an ass."
  • 19:40 Jesus came down the mountain on the donkey, and here's the story
  • 19:43 as recorded in Matthew 21:9.
  • 19:46 "And the multitudes that went before, and that followed,
  • 19:50 cried, saying, 'Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed
  • 19:53 is he that cometh in the name of the Lord;
  • 19:55 Hosanna in the highest.'"
  • 19:57 Hosanna, the Hebrew word "hoshiana," save us.
  • 20:01 These people undoubtedly were saved.
  • 20:04 "And when he was coming to Jerusalem," however, compare
  • 20:07 this, "all the city was moved, saying, 'Who is this?'
  • 20:11 And the multitude," these are people who did not go to the
  • 20:13 mountain, did not wave a palm and did not say, "Blessed is he
  • 20:17 who comes in the name of the Lord."
  • 20:18 They're just people in the city.
  • 20:20 They said, "This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee."
  • 20:27 What an underestimation, merely a prophet,
  • 20:30 so we still have these two groups.
  • 20:32 We have two groups of people who recognize who he is.
  • 20:35 We have a confessing.
  • 20:38 Some make it a confessing versus professing church.
  • 20:41 Confessors are guilty of their sins and
  • 20:44 come to him for salvation.
  • 20:46 Professors enjoy saying his name and building magnificent
  • 20:49 buildings to him, playing fine music to him, and mentioning him
  • 20:54 in passing, and merely professing and not confessing.
  • 21:00 That is the two groups.
  • 21:02 They were there in the Mount of Olives.
  • 21:03 They're in your town today.
  • 21:06 Well, the festival year finally comes to an end and all the
  • 21:10 fruitfulness is about over at the Feast of Tabernacles,
  • 21:13 and, oh, this year it will be late October and so on.
  • 21:16 The harvest very well end and the rain's about to come and
  • 21:21 nourish the land for the winter, and the Tabernacles is
  • 21:24 really a festival of thanksgiving.
  • 21:27 Ultimately, the Lord is to be thanked
  • 21:29 as he was at First Fruits.
  • 21:30 Not now for the beginning of the harvest but the end,
  • 21:33 the most profitable time, the time when all crops are in.
  • 21:37 Tabernacles, the thanksgiving festival, ends the harvest and,
  • 21:41 of course, it's symbolic of the kingdom to come.
  • 21:44 The Lord always acted on feast days to do
  • 21:47 the most enormous things.
  • 21:50 He was crucified on Passover, buried on Unleavened Bread,
  • 21:53 raised on First Fruits, sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
  • 21:56 You'll have the rapture of the church at Trumpets and at the
  • 22:00 Day of Atonement they shall look upon him whom they've pierced,
  • 22:03 the Second Coming, and finally the Feast of Tabernacles
  • 22:06 reminiscent and symbolic of the kingdom to come.
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  • 25:24 Kirsten: Always a treat to hear Zipporah play and sing.
  • 25:27 She's still making music in the Holy Land.
  • 25:29 Check out her website. That was 1995.
  • 25:33 Jeffrey: Yes, and it wasn't just Zola Levitt presenting.
  • 25:35 There were a number of people that participated.
  • 25:38 Speaking of which and speaking of agriculture, there's a Jewish
  • 25:41 prayer: "Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu,
  • 25:43 melekh ha'olam, hamotzi lehem min ha'aretz."
  • 25:46 It's said at every meal.
  • 25:47 It's thanking God for bringing forth the bread from the earth,
  • 25:50 but the truth of the matter is God doesn't just bring forth the
  • 25:53 bread from the earth alone.
  • 25:55 What happens is people cultivate it out of the soil.
  • 25:58 They sow the seeds at the right time, they pull it out
  • 26:01 at the right time, and they process it and make it,
  • 26:04 so that way there's a good meal for all, and I wanna thank you
  • 26:08 for helping us to do just that together.
  • 26:11 Hopefully, we're pulling some good stuff out of the earth,
  • 26:14 out of the Word of God.
  • 26:16 Speaking of which, there's a great prophecy,
  • 26:18 netzer, in Isaiah chapter 11, that the Messiah himself springs
  • 26:23 up out of a stump, out of the earth, if you will.
  • 26:26 Interesting, yes?
  • 26:27 David: Right; we're in Galilee today in this program.
  • 26:30 It's all about agriculture.
  • 26:32 I think there is prophecy involved in this, would you say?
  • 26:35 Jeffrey: Prophesy in what sense?
  • 26:36 David: In agriculture even today of what's happening, blooming.
  • 26:41 Jeffrey: Well, to the nation of Israel itself, predicted is--
  • 26:44 that the desert will blossom; and to your point, we certainly
  • 26:47 see it bearing fruit today.
  • 26:49 David: It's still happening.
  • 26:50 Kirsten: Right, as in the olive tree that branch is
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  • 26:57 Jeffrey: Yes, it is, and we thank you for all the branches.
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  1. Birth
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  3. Livelihood
  4. The Family
  5. Agriculture
  6. Government
  7. Religion
  8. Messiah
  9. Death

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