Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible

Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...Beyrouk. It was described to him as a juice dropping from the leaves and twigs of a tree called gharrab, of the size of an olive tree, with leaves like those of the poplar, but somewhat broader. The honey collects upon the leaves like dew, and is gathered from them, or from the ground under the tree, which is often found completely covered with it It is very sweet when fresh, but turns sour after being kept for two days. The Arabs eat it with butter; they also put it into their gruel, and use it in rubbing their water skins, for the purpose of excluding the air. (Travels in Syria, p. 392.) Children were fed with milk, cream, and honey, (Isa. vii. 15.) which was the sweetest substance in use before sugar was manufactured. The following extracts will give a different idea of this mixture from that generally entertained: --D'Arvieux, (p. 205.) speaking of the Arabs, says, "One of their chief breakfasts is cream, or fresh butter, mixed in a mess of honey: these do not seem to suit very well together, but experience teaches that this is no bad mixture, nor disagreeable in its taste, if one is ever so little accustomed to it." The last words seem to indicate a delicacy of taste, of which D'Arvieux was scnsibls in himself, which did not, at (Traveis never eat'it without honey, in Arabia, p. 28.) R. In 2 Sam. xvii. 29, we read of honey and butter being brought to king David, 'as well as other refreshments, "because the people were hungry, weary, and thirsty." Considering the list of articles, there seems to be nothing adapted to moderate thirst, except this honey and butter; for we may thus arrange the passage: the people were hungry, --to satisfy which were brought wheat, barley, flour, beans, lentiles, sheep, cheese: the...
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