How do the labels “milk” and “honey” participate in defining the Promised Land in the phrase, “land of milk and honey”?

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      Ken
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      They describe the diversity of the land because honey is produced in areas where flowers and plants thrive which in the area would be the northern part of Israel and milke would come from pastural land where sheep and goats could be herded which would correspond to the southern part of Israel.

    • #95304248
      Walter
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      Referring to the regions of Israel: honey = north; milk = south.

    • #95301420
      Terry
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      It is referring to the honey that is produced in the north and the goat milk that is produced in the south

    • #95300237
      Patricia
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      In the northern region, the conditions support agriculture, so bees have food to make honey.

      In the southern region, the conditions support conditions for animals, so goat milk is available.

    • #95298041
      Marci
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      The Promised Land was called “the land of milk and honey” because of what the people could provide for their families and possibly the markets.
      In the southern section, the climate was very dry and hot. They were unable to grow their food. So, they began raising sheep and goats. The goats provided the milk.
      In the northern section, the climate was much different. There would be winters and a springs. The spring time flowers bloomed and the bees enjoyed.
      The bees provided the honey.
      So, it is beautiful to see that no matter the climate the Promised Land provided it all. Truly, the land of milk and honey.

    • #95294671
      Baboo samuel
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      “Honey” – as rainfall is higher on the North, flowers bloom and there is abundant natural produce of honey
      “Milk” – as it gets drier towards the South, agricultural is impossible. Therefore there is a dependence on pastoralism and the livestock produces natural milk.

    • #125551
      Chia
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      The Northern part of the Promised Land is getting more rainfall than the southern part. Because of this, the Northern region has a tremendous burst of winter and spring flowers, thus offering an opportunity for the bees to create honey.

      By contrast, due to its drier climate, the southern part has to raise sheep and goats. Goat’s milk is, therefore, the primary producer of the south.

      So, when the Lord speaks of this land as a land of honey and milk, He uses the produce from two parts of the Promised Land to help us understand the land as a whole. Honey is created in the north, while milk is produced in the south.

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      Our Daily Bread
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