[b-hebrew] Curds

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Sun Apr 23 23:15:05 EDT 2006

Dear Sujata,

HH: Here are the texts that use "curds" in the NIV:

Gen. 18:8 He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had 
been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood 
near them under a tree.
Deut. 32:14 with curds and milk from herd and flock and with fattened 
lambs and goats, with choice rams of Bashan and the finest kernels of 
wheat. You drank the foaming blood of the grape.
2Sam. 17:29 honey and curds, sheep, and cheese from cows' milk for 
David and his people to eat. For they said,  "The people have become 
hungry and tired and thirsty in the desert."
Is. 7:15 He will eat curds and honey when he knows enough to reject 
the wrong and choose the right.
Is. 7:22 And because of the abundance of the milk they give, he will 
have curds to eat. All who remain in the land will eat curds and 
Ezek. 34:3 You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and 
slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock.

HH: There are two different Hebrew words used for "curds," chalab in 
the first two and last, and hem'ah in the other three. The Hebrew 
lexicon gives "milk" as the meaning of chalab, and "sour milk" or 
"cream" as the meaning of hem'ah.

Harold Holmyard

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