That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O Lord. (Jeremiah 11:5).

A land flowing with milk and honey. With plenty of dainties. The city of Aleppo is so called by the Turks, of alep, milk; for if the via lactea milky way, it would be found there, saith one.


The painting: The Second of May 1808: The Charge of the Mamluks by Francisco de Goya (1814)