Paul Harvey’s broadcast (11/22/95) shared this insight.
The Butter Ball Turkey Company set up a hot line to answer consumer questions about preparing holiday turkeys. One woman called to inquire about cooking a turkey that had been in her freezer for twenty-three years! The operator told her it might be safe if the freezer had been kept below 0 degrees the entire time. But the operator warned the woman that, even if it were safe, the flavor had probably deteriorated, and she wouldn’t recommend eating it.
The caller replied
1 When Israel was led away in exile into a foreign land,
when they fell away from the Lord who redeemed them,
2 they were expelled from the inheritance that the Lord had given them.
The diaspora of Israel was in every nation, according to the word of God;