land flowing with milk and honey


land flowing with milk and honey
land vloeiend van melk en honing

English-Dutch dictionary. 2013.

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  • land flowing with milk and honey — land like paradise that is filled only with goodness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • land flowing with milk and honey — земля, где течет молоко и мед молочные реки, кисельные берега …   Idioms and examples

  • Milk and Honey — The original expression, a land flowing with milk and honey , is a reference in the Hebrew Bible to the agricultural abundance of the Land of Israel. The first reference appears in the book of Exodus during Moses vision of the burning bush. Milk… …   Wikipedia

  • land of milk and honey — an imaginary place where there is more than enough of everything. She came to the United States thinking it was the land of milk and honey. Etymology: from the Bible story in which the Lord promises to bring the Israelites out of Egypt and into a …   New idioms dictionary

  • HONEY — (Heb. דְּבָשׁ). The principal honey of Israel seems to have been a thick syrup made from either grapes or dates, called dibs in Arabic. It is often mentioned in lists of foodstuffs of the land (e.g., Deut. 8:8; II Sam. 17:29; II Chron. 31:5; for… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Honey — For other uses, see Honey (disambiguation). Jars of honey and honeycomb …   Wikipedia

  • MILK — The milk most commonly mentioned in the Bible is that of sheep and goats (Prov. 27:27; Deut. 32:14), but cows milk was also known and was consumed at least in the form of curds (Isa. 7:21–22). Milk is considered among the finest of foods (Deut.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Honey —    1) Heb. ya ar, occurs only 1 Sam. 14:25, 27, 29; Cant. 5:1, where it denotes the honey of bees. Properly the word signifies a forest or copse, and refers to honey found in woods.    2) Nopheth, honey that drops (Ps. 19:10; Prov. 5:3; Cant.… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • milk — Canaan was seen as a land flowing with milk and honey (Exod. 3:8), and milk became a symbol for prosperity (Isa. 60:16). Paul (1 Cor. 3:2) and the letter to the Hebrews (5:12) refer metaphorically to milk as elementary teaching at the beginning… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • flowing — flowingly, adv. flowingness, n. /floh ing/, adj. 1. moving in or as in a stream: flowing water. 2. proceeding smoothly or easily; facile: flowing language. 3. long, smooth, graceful, and without sudden interruption or change of direction: flowing …   Universalium

  • Milk — For other uses, see Milk (disambiguation). Foremilk and Hindmilk samples of human breast milk …   Wikipedia