Kid: The young of the goat. It was much used for food
(Genesis 27:9; 38:17)
(Judges 6:19; 14:6) The Mosaic law forbade to dress a kid in the milk
of its dam, a law which is thrice repeated
(Exodus 23:19; 34:26; Deuteronomy 14:21)
Among the various reasons assigned for this law, that appears to be
the most satisfactory which regards it as "a protest against cruelty
and outraging the order of nature." A kid cooked in its mother's milk
is "a gross, unwholesome dish, and calculated to kindle animal and
ferocious passions, and on this account Moses may have forbidden it.
Besides, it is even yet associated with immoderate feasting; and
originally, I suspect," says Dr. Thomson (Land and the Book), "was
connected with idolatrous sacrifices."