Milk. As an article of diet, milk holds a more important position in eastern countries than with us. It is not a mere adjunct in cookery, or restricted to the use of the young, although it is naturally the characteristic food of childhood, both from its simple and nutritive qualities, 1 Pet. 2:2, and particularly as contrasted with meat, 1 Cor. 3:2; Heb. 5:12; but beyond this it is regarded as substantial food adapted alike to all ages and classes. Not only the milk of cows, but of sheep, Deut. 32:14, of camels, Gen. 32:15, and of goats, Prov. 27:27, was used; the latter appears to have been most highly prized.