* But I. See on
Ex 3:8,17 6:8
* a land.
Milk and honey were the chief dainties of the ancients as
they are now among the Arabs, particularly the Bedouins.
Hence not only the Hebrews, but also the Greeks and Romans,
painted the highest pleasantness and fertility by an
abundance of milk and honey. The image used in the text, and
frequently by ancient authors on similar subjects, is a
metaphor, derived from a breast, producing copious streams of
26 Ex 19:5,6 33:16 Nu 23:9 De 7:6 14:2 1Ki 8:53 Joh 15:19
2Co 6:17 1Pe 2:9