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Is the idiom 'fat of the land' or 'fat of the lamb'?


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September 21, 2011 2:00AM

Leviticus 4:35 And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

The fat of the land, as in "living off the fat of the land," means that the land is fertile and produces a lot of food.