Science: Manna

A miracle belonging to Judaism and a puzzle belonging to science were reported solved last week. Manna, gift of Heaven upon which the Israelites fed on their exodus from Egypt to Canaan, was but the excretion from the bodies of certain coccids, a kind of plant lice which infested the tamarisk shrubs of the Sinai Peninsula.

So said two Jewish scientists connected with Hebrew University, Jerusalem—Dr. Fritz Bodenheimer of the Zionist Experimental Agricultural Station and Oskar Theodor of the University's microbiological institute. They had spent July in the Sinai Desert; had found, as had the...

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