(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."
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."