honey

honey

Viscid sweetener produced by bees. Biblical references include those to domestic or cultivated honey (2Chr 31:5) and wild honey recovered from among rocks (Deut 32:13), from trees (1Sam 14:25-26), or even from an animal carcass (Judg 14:8-9). It was basic fare in the wilderness (“locusts and wild honey,” Mark 1:6), and it symbolizes both rich productive land (Exod 3:17), deceitful enticement (Prov 5:3), and the ultimate in sweetness (Ps 119:103). Though frequently used as a sacrifice material, it was forbidden as part of burnt offerings (Lev 2:11).

2Chr 31:5

5As soon as the word spread, the people of Israel gave in abundance the first fruits of grain, wine, oil, honey, and of all the produce of the field; and they b ... View more

Deut 32:13

13He set him atop the heights of the land,
and fed him with produce of the field;
he nursed him with honey from the crags,
with oil from flinty rock;

1Sam 14:25-26

25All the troops came upon a honeycomb; and there was honey on the ground.26When the troops came upon the honeycomb, the honey was dripping out; but they did no ... View more

Judg 14:8-9

8After a while he returned to marry her, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.9H ... View more

Mark 1:6

6Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

Exod 3:17

17I declare that I will bring you up out of the misery of Egypt, to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the ... View more

Prov 5:3

3For the lips of a loose woman drip honey,
and her speech is smoother than oil;

Ps 119:103

103How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Lev 2:11

11No grain offering that you bring to the Lord shall be made with leaven, for you must not turn any leaven or honey into smoke as an offering by fire to the Lor ... View more

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