Milk and Honey from The Bible Diet (Slideshow)

The Bible Diet (Slideshow)

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Milk and Honey

Milk and honey are symbolic of Israel, viewed as a rich and promising country — the Promised Land. According to Chabad.org, an abundance of milk in livestock signifies that the pasture is fertile, as are fruit trees when there is an abundance of honey. 

Exodus 3:8 states, "So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey — the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites."