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Milk and Honey

Postby falasha » Sat 03 Jul 2010 5:11 pm

Honey was such an important commodity that it's promise was the catalyst for a great migration that is still discussed today. Milk was another enticement. If this referenced milk was a product of goat or cow, why would a migration need to occur? Herding cultures would simply bring their 'milk' along with them. This milk must have been location-dependent.

I contend that this milk is 'tsuf'. Tsuf can still be purchased today in Spain under the name of Chufa. It is a milky deriviative of a papyrus subspecie (cyperus esculentas) and is very nutritious. Tsuf/Chufa/Suph has an edible tuber that can be dried and ground up and used as a form of flour. When water is added, this flour creates an almond flavored drink with the consistency and appearance of milk. Tsuf is found in wet, sunny areas such as Nile valley and Lake Hula (no longer in existence). To be continued...
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Re: Milk and Honey

Postby falasha » Sat 03 Jul 2010 5:50 pm

Tsuf has been found in Pharonic tombs, pictured in heiroglyphs and has been suggested as first cultivated crop. Tsuf in the form of cake or showbread was an offering to God (or Gods) and was created (DVR/DBR) by priests as a temple offering. IMO tsuf is the original fleur-de-lis.
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Re: Milk and Honey

Postby dtp883 » Sun 04 Jul 2010 6:09 am

I don't think DBR means that.
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Re: Milk and Honey

Postby falasha » Sun 04 Jul 2010 3:35 pm

dtp883 wrote:I don't think DBR means that.


You are correct. Showbread was placed in DBR by priests. DBR, in this case, is the inner sanctuary.
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Re: Milk and Honey

Postby dtp883 » Sun 04 Jul 2010 11:03 pm

Kodesh ha'Kodashim ≠ DBR ?
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Re: Milk and Honey

Postby falasha » Mon 05 Jul 2010 2:39 am

dtp883 wrote:Kodesh ha'Kodashim ≠ DBR ?




From the Jewish Encyclopedia;

The Debir: the oracle or Most Holy Place (1 Kings 6:19; 8:6), called also the "inner house" (6:27), and the "Holy of Holies" (Heb. 9:3). It was 20 cubits in length, breadth, and height. The usual explanation for the discrepancy between its height and the 30-cubit height of the temple is that its floor was elevated, like the cella of other ancient temples<ref>De Vaux, 1961</ref>. It was floored and wainscotted with cedar (1 Kings 6:16), and its walls and floor were overlaid with gold (6:20, 21, 30). It contained two cherubim of olive-wood, each 10 cubits high (1 Kings 6:16, 20, 21, 23-28) and each having outspread wings 10 cubits from tip to tip, so that, since they stood side by side, the wings touched the wall on either side and met in the center of the room. There was a two-leaved door between it and the holy place overlaid with gold (2 Chr. 4:22); also a veil of blue purple and crimson and fine linen (2 Chr. 3:14; compare Exodus 26:33). It had no windows (1 Kings 8:12). It was considered the dwelling-place of God.
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