The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
COMB. The honeycomb (e.g., 1 Sam 14:27; Prov 24:13; Lk 24:42). See Animals: Bee, III.2; Food; Honey.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Honey, Honeycomb
HONEY, HONEYCOMB (Heb. deḇaš, ‘honey’, the usual word; nōp̱eṯ, ‘juice’, ‘dropping’; ya‘ar, ‘comb’; ya‘raṯ had-deḇaš, ‘comb of honey’; ṣûp̱ deḇaš, ‘a flowing of honey’; Gk. meli, ‘honey’; melission kērion, ‘honeycomb’). A favourite *food in biblical times (Pr. 24:13; cf. Ecclus. 11:3), honey
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Honeycomb. The hexagonal shape of the bees’ cells is generally ascribed to the instinctive skill of the bee, but is simply the ordinary result of mechanical laws. Solitary bees always make circular cells; and without doubt those of hive bees are made cylindrical, but acquire their hexagonal form by mechanical
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