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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaMILK
milk (chalabh; gala; Latin lac (2 Esdras 2:19; 8:10)): The fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young. The word is used in the Bible of that of human beings (Isaiah 28:9) as well as of that of the lower animals (Exodus 23:19). As a food it ranked next in importance to bread (Ecclesiasticus 39:26). Palestine is frequently described as a land "flowing with milk and honey" (Exodus 3:8, 17 Numbers 13:27 Deuteronomy 6:3 Joshua 5:6 Jeremiah 11:5 Ezekiel 20:6, 15). Milk was among the first things set before the weary traveler (Genesis 18:8). In fact, it was considered a luxury (Judges 5:25 Songs 5:1). The people used the milk of kine and also that of sheep (Deuteronomy 32:14), and especially that of goats (Proverbs 27:27). It was received in pails ('atinim, Job 21:24), and kept in leather bottles (no'dh, Judges 4:19), where it turned sour quickly in the warm climate of Palestine before being poured out thickly like a melting substance (nathakh; compare Job 10:10). Cheese of various kinds was made from it (gebhinah and charitse he-chalabh, literally, "cuts of milk"); or the curds (chem'ah) were eaten with bread, and possibly also made into butter by churning (Proverbs 30:33). See FOOD, II. It is possible that milk was used for seething other substances; at least the Israelites were strictly forbidden to seethe a kid in its mother's milk (Exodus 23:19; Exodus 34:26 Deuteronomy 14:21), and by a very general interpretation of these passages Jews have come to abstain from the use of mixtures of meat and milk of all kinds.
Greek1051. gala -- milk
... 1050, 1051. gala. 1052 . milk. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration:
gala Phonetic Spelling: (gal'-ah) Short Definition: milk Definition: milk. ...
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2337. thelazo -- to suckle
889. achreioo -- to make useless
Strong's Hebrew2461. chalab -- milk
... 2460, 2461. chalab. 2462 . milk. Transliteration: chalab Phonetic Spelling:
(khaw-lawb') Short Definition: milk. Word Origin of ...
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4711. matsats -- to drain out
3243. yanaq -- to suck
5845. atin -- probably a pail, bucket
5763. ul -- to nurse, give suck
7087. qapha' -- to thicken, condense, congeal
2529. chemah -- curd
1385. gebinah -- curd, cheese
The Comfort of the Milk
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Food for the Lambs.
Smith's Bible DictionaryMilk
As an article of diet, milk holds a more important position in eastern countries than with us. It is not a mere adjunct in cookery, or restricted to the use of the young, although it is naturally the characteristic food of childhood, both from its simple and nutritive qualities. (1 Peter 2:2) and particularly as contrasted with meat, (1 Corinthians 3:2; Hebrews 5:12) but beyond this it is regarded as substantial food adapted alike to all ages and classes. Not only the milk of cows, but of sheep, (32:14) of camels, (Genesis 32:15) and of goats, (Proverbs 27:27) was used; that latter appears to have been most highly prized.
ATS Bible DictionaryMilk
Is often alluded to in the Bible, as a symbol of pure, simple, and wholesome truth, Hebrews 5:12,13 1 Peter 2:2; and in connection with honey, to denote fertility and plenty, Genesis 49:12 Numbers 16:13 Joshua 5:6. The Jews and their neighbors used not only the milk of cows, but also that of camels, sheep, and goats, Genesis 32:15 De 32:14 Proverbs 27:27. See BUTTER and CHEESE.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Hebrew halabh, "new milk", milk in its fresh state (Judges 4:19). It is frequently mentioned in connection with honey (Exodus 3:8; 13:5; Joshua 5:6; Isaiah 7:15, 22; Jeremiah 11:5). Sheep (Deuteronomy 32:14) and goats (Proverbs 27:27) and camels (Genesis 32:15), as well as cows, are made to give their milk for the use of man. Milk is used figuratively as a sign of abundance (Genesis 49:12; Ezek. 25:4; Joel 3:18). It is also a symbol of the rudiments of doctrine (1 Corinthians 3:2; Hebrews 5:12, 13), and of the unadulterated word of God (1 Peter 2:2).
(2.) Hebrews hem'ah, always rendered "butter" in the Authorized Version. It means "butter," but also more frequently "cream," or perhaps, as some think, "curdled milk," such as that which Abraham set before the angels (Genesis 18:8), and which Jael gave to Sisera (Judges 5:25). In this state milk was used by travellers (2 Samuel 17:29). If kept long enough, it acquired a slightly intoxicating or soporific power.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young, consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic salts.
2. (n.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color, found in certain plants; latex. See Latex.
3. (n.) An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and water.
4. (n.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
5. (v. t.) To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of.
6. (v. t.) To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk; as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows.
7. (v. t.) To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to yield profit or advantage; to plunder.
ThesaurusMilk (66 Occurrences)
... (1.) Hebrew halabh, "new milk", milk in its fresh state (Judges 4:19). ...Milk is used
figuratively as a sign of abundance (Genesis 49:12; Ezek. 25:4; Joel 3:18). ...
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Milk-cheeses (1 Occurrence)
Floweth (16 Occurrences)
Butter (10 Occurrences)
Curd (8 Occurrences)
Curds (9 Occurrences)
Cheese (3 Occurrences)
Suck (22 Occurrences)
Breasts (39 Occurrences)
Milky (1 Occurrence)
Bible ConcordanceMilk (66 Occurrences)
Luke 11:27 And it came about that when he said these things, a certain woman among the people said in a loud voice, Happy is the body which gave you birth, and the breasts from which you took milk.
Luke 23:29 For the days are coming in which they will say, Happy are those who have had no children, whose bodies have never given birth, whose breasts have never given milk.
1 Corinthians 3:2 I fed you with milk, not with meat; for you weren't yet ready. Indeed, not even now are you ready,
1 Corinthians 9:7 What soldier ever serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard, and doesn't eat of its fruit? Or who feeds a flock, and doesn't drink from the flock's milk?
Hebrews 5:12 For when by reason of the time you ought to be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food.
Hebrews 5:13 For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby.
1 Peter 2:2 as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby,
Genesis 18:8 He took butter, milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them. He stood by them under the tree, and they ate.
Genesis 32:15 thirty milk camels and their colts, forty cows, ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.
Genesis 49:12 His eyes will be red with wine, his teeth white with milk.
Exodus 2:9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Take the child away and give it milk for me, and I will give you payment. And the woman took the child and gave it milk at her breast.
Exodus 3:8 I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
Exodus 3:17 and I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey."'
Exodus 13:5 It shall be, when Yahweh shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month.
Exodus 23:19 The first of the first fruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of Yahweh your God. "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
Exodus 33:3 to a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of you, for you are a stiff-necked people, lest I consume you in the way."
Exodus 34:26 "You shall bring the first of the first fruits of your ground to the house of Yahweh your God. "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk."
Leviticus 20:24 But I have said to you, "You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am Yahweh your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
Numbers 13:27 They told him, and said, "We came to the land where you sent us; and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is its fruit.
Numbers 14:8 If Yahweh delights in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it to us; a land which flows with milk and honey.
Numbers 16:13 is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but you must also make yourself a prince over us?
Numbers 16:14 Moreover you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: will you put out the eyes of these men? We won't come up."
Deuteronomy 6:3 Hear therefore, Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has promised to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 11:9 and that you may prolong your days in the land, which Yahweh swore to your fathers to give to them and to their seed, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 14:21 You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself: you may give it to the foreigner living among you who is within your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to a foreigner: for you are a holy people to Yahweh your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
Deuteronomy 26:9 and he has brought us into this place, and has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 26:15 Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel, and the ground which you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey."
Deuteronomy 27:3 and you shall write on them all the words of this law, when you have passed over; that you may go in to the land which Yahweh your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has promised you.
Deuteronomy 31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore to their fathers, flowing with milk and honey, and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and grown fat; then will they turn to other gods, and serve them, and despise me, and break my covenant.
Deuteronomy 32:14 Butter of the herd, and milk of the flock, with fat of lambs, rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the finest of the wheat. Of the blood of the grape you drank wine.
Joshua 5:6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, even the men of war who came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they didn't listen to the voice of Yahweh. Yahweh swore to them that he wouldn't let them see the land which Yahweh swore to their fathers that he would give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Judges 4:19 He said to her, "Please give me a little water to drink; for I am thirsty." She opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.
Judges 5:25 He asked for water. She gave him milk. She brought him butter in a lordly dish.
1 Samuel 1:23 And her husband Elkanah said to her, Do whatever seems right to you, but not till you have taken him from the breast; only may the Lord do as he has said. So the woman, waiting there, gave her son milk till he was old enough to be taken from the breast.
1 Samuel 6:7 "Now therefore take and prepare yourselves a new cart, and two milk cows, on which there has come no yoke; and tie the cows to the cart, and bring their calves home from them;
1 Samuel 6:10 The men did so, and took two milk cows, and tied them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home;
2 Samuel 17:29 And honey and butter and sheep and milk-cheeses, for David and his people: for they said, This people is in the waste land, needing food and drink and rest.
Job 3:12 Why did the knees take me, or why the breasts that they might give me milk?
Job 10:10 Haven't you poured me out like milk, and curdled me like cheese?
Job 20:17 Let him not see the rivers of oil, the streams of honey and milk.
Job 21:24 His pails are full of milk. The marrow of his bones is moistened.
Job 29:6 When my steps were washed with milk, and rivers of oil were flowing out of the rock for me.
Psalms 63:5 As 'with' milk and fatness is my soul satisfied, And 'with' singing lips doth my mouth praise.
Psalms 78:71 From looking after the sheep which were giving milk, he took him to give food to Jacob his people, and to Israel his heritage.
Proverbs 27:27 There will be plenty of goats' milk for your food, for your family's food, and for the nourishment of your servant girls.
Proverbs 30:33 For as the churning of milk brings forth butter, and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood; so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife."
Song of Songs 4:11 Your lips, my bride, drip like the honeycomb. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
Song of Songs 5:1 I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, friends! Drink, yes, drink abundantly, beloved.
Song of Songs 5:12 His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, washed with milk, mounted like jewels.
Song of Songs 8:1 Oh that you were my brother, who took milk from my mother's breasts! When I came to you in the street, I would give you kisses; yes, I would not be looked down on.
Isaiah 7:22 and it shall happen, that because of the abundance of milk which they shall give he shall eat butter: for everyone will eat butter and honey that is left in the midst of the land.
Isaiah 28:9 Whom will he teach knowledge? To whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts?
Isaiah 49:23 And kings will take care of you, and queens will give you their milk: they will go down on their faces before you, kissing the dust of your feet; and you will be certain that I am the Lord, and that those who put their hope in me will not be shamed.
Isaiah 55:1 "Come, everyone who thirsts, to the waters, and he who has no money; come, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Isaiah 60:16 You shall also suck the milk of the nations, and shall nurse from royal breasts; and you shall know that I, Yahweh, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
Isaiah 66:11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.
Jeremiah 11:5 that I may establish the oath which I swore to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day. Then answered I, and said, Amen, Yahweh.
Jeremiah 32:22 and gave them this land, which you swore to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
Lamentations 4:3 Even the beasts of the waste land have full breasts, they give milk to their young ones: the daughter of my people has become cruel like the ostriches in the waste land.
Lamentations 4:7 Her nobles were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was as of sapphire.
Ezekiel 20:6 in that day I swore to them, to bring them forth out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands.
Ezekiel 20:15 Moreover also I swore to them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;
Ezekiel 25:4 therefore, behold, I will deliver you to the children of the east for a possession, and they shall set their encampments in you, and make their dwellings in you; they shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk.
Ezekiel 34:3 You take the milk and are clothed with the wool, you put the fat beasts to death, but you give the sheep no food.
Hosea 9:14 O Lord, what will you give them? Give them bodies which may not give birth and breasts without milk.
Joel 3:18 It will happen in that day, that the mountains will drop down sweet wine, the hills will flow with milk, all the brooks of Judah will flow with waters, and a fountain will come forth from the house of Yahweh, and will water the valley of Shittim.
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