Milk and Honey

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Milk and honey refers to the Promised Land of Jewish tradition, as described in Exodus chapter 3 verse 8: "a land flowing with milk and honey" (New International Version).

The Word "Milk"[edit]

The Hebrew text of Exodus 3:8 uses the word is חָלָב (ḥālāv). This word means milk in general, and, specifically, goat's milk or mother's milk.[1]

Milk and Honey may also refer to:


Other uses[edit]


  1. ^ Francis Brown; Samuel Rolles Driver; Charles Augustus Briggs, eds. (1977). The Enhanced Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew-English Lexicon. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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