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Among the Hebrews children (whom it was customary for the mothers to nurse, Exodus 2:7-9 ; 1 Samuel 1:23 ; Cant 8:1 ) were not generally weaned till they were three or four years old.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Wean". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .