Canaan was a "land flowing with milk and honey" ( Exodus 3:8 ). Milk and honey were among the chief dainties in the earlier ages, as they are now among the Bedawin; and butter and honey are also mentioned among articles of food ( Isaiah 7:15 ). The ancients used honey instead of sugar ( Psalms 119:103 ; Proverbs 24:13 ); but when taken in great quantities it caused nausea, a fact referred to in Prov 25:16,17to inculcate moderation in pleasures. Honey and milk also are put for sweet discourse (Cant 4:11 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Honey". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".