Butter

Butter [N] [S]

(Heb. hemah), curdled milk ( Genesis 18:8 ; Judges 5:25 ; 2 Sam. 17:29 ), or butter in the form of the skim of hot milk or cream, called by the Arabs kaimak, a semi-fluid ( Job 20:17 ; 29:6 ; Deuteronomy 32:14 ). The words of Proverbs 30:33 have been rendered by some "the pressure [not churning] of milk bringeth forth cheese."

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.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Butter. [N] [E]

Curdled milk. ( Genesis 18:8 ; 32:14 ; Judges 5:25 ; Job 20:17 ) Milk is generally offered to travellers in Palestine in a curdled or sour state, 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."


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Butter'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

BUTTER

See FOOD.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BUTTER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.