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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Milk

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This from cows, goats, sheep and camels is plentifully used in the East. It is drunk in its natural condition, or shaken up in a skin into a sour curdled state, called in scripture 'butter.' Flocks and herds were so numerous, and wild honey so plenteous, that the country was fitly called 'a land flowing with milk and honey.' Genesis 18:8; Exodus 3:8,17; Exodus 23:19; Joel 3:18 . Milk is regarded as such a necessary article of sustenance that it is associated with wine to prefigure that which grace now supplies, without money and without price, and which will be supplied to Israel in a future day. Isaiah 55:1 . In the description of Israel's promised glory it is said, "Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles." Isaiah 60:16 . In the N.T. milk is a symbol of the sustenance of God's word, 1 Peter 2:2; and is also referred to as food for infants in contrast to the solid food used by adults. 1 Corinthians 3:2; Hebrews 5:12,13 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Milk'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/m/milk.html. 1897.

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