Some areas of Israel are well suited for agricutlure. The climate of Galilee, for example, is quite tropical, and the soil is fertile. The coastal plain and Jezreel Valley also provide very fertile land. In Jesus' time, wheat, barley, figs, grapes, and olives were produced in large quantities.
Many first-century families provided their own food through farming. Small gardens, vineyards with grapes and olive trees, and some small livestock provided most of their diet.
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