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Cheese

Cheese [N] [S]

(A.S. cese). This word occurs three times in the Authorized Version as the translation of three different Hebrew words:

  • 1 Samuel 17:18 , "ten cheeses;" i.e., ten sections of curd.
  • 2 Samuel 17:29 , "cheese of kine" = perhaps curdled milk of kine. The Vulgate version reads "fat calves."
  • Job 10:10 , curdled milk is meant by the word.

    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 Cheese". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Cheese [N] [E]

    is mentioned only three times in the Bible, and on each occasion under a different name in the Hebrew. ( 1 Samuel 17:18 ; 2 Samuel 17:29 ; Job 10:10 ) It is difficult to decide how far these terms correspond with our notion of cheese, for they simply express various degrees of coagulation. Cheese is not at the present day common among the Bedouin Arabs, butter being decidedly preferred; but there is a substance closely corresponding to those mentioned in 1Sam 17, 2Sam 17, consisting of coagulated buttermilk, which is dried until it become quite hard, and is then ground; the Arabs eat it mixed with butter.


    [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 'Cheese'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    CHEESE

    chez.

    See FOOD; MILK.


    Copyright Statement
    These files are public domain.

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