Question: It is written in the Torah, “In the field you catch an animal or a bird.” What does that mean?
Answer: A field, just like a desert, is a state in which it is impossible to determine where you are, since all your desires are not completely analyzed and have not been clarified in any way.
You don’t know them yet and don’t manage them, but only begin to reveal them operating like a hunter that catches what he can.
There are different types of hunting, but in ancient times people mainly engaged in farming and in raising domesticated animals. They began to tame animals very early and in fact hardly hunted at all.
Everything was very simple. No one hunted roots, wild fruit, or wild animals.
In Babylon, too, there was no hunting. It was a small, civilized society whose people engaged in agriculture and fishing, since there was solid black soil between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and an abundance of water and fish, and this is what they lived on.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/6/14