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.