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Butter. Curdled milk. Gen. 18:8; Deut. 32:14; Judges 5:25; Job 20:17. Milk is generally offered to travellers in Palestine in a curdled or sour state, lebben, thick, almost like butter. Hasselquist describes the method of making butter employed by the Arab women: “they made butter in a leather bag, hung on three poles erected for the purpose, in the form of a cone, and drawn to and fro by two women.”