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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Butter

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Butter. Curdled milk. Genesis 18:8; Deuteronomy 32:14; Judges 5:25; Job 20:17. Milk is generally, offered to travellers in Palestine, in a curdled or sour state, Hebrew, leben, thick, almost like butter.

Hasselquist describes the method of making butter employed by the Arab women: "they made butter in a leather bag, hung on three poles erected for the purpose, in the form of a cone, and drawn to and fro by two women."

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Butter'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/b/butter.html. 1901.

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