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Also Almug (אַלְמֻגִּים, almuggim). A type of tree (2 Chr 2:8–10; 1 Kgs 10:12). The wood from these trees was brought from Ophir for the construction of Solomon’s temple and his palace.
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almug (al´muhg), a special kind of wood, perhaps red sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus). Almug was imported from Ophir (southwest Arabia) by Hiram of Tyre and used in the construction of Solomon’s temple and for musical instruments (1 Kings 10:11–12). The parallels in 2 Chron. 2:7 and 9:10–11 have “algum,”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Algum, AlmugAlgum (Heb. ʾalgŝmɩ̂m; 2 Chr. 2:8; 9:10–11) and almug (ʾalmuggɩ̂m; 1 Kgs. 10:11–12) are considered to be the same wood, red saunders or red sandalwood (Pterocarpus santolinus L. f.). Red sandalwood is heavy, hard, and close-grained and would have been suitable for the supports and instruments
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Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Algum or Almug Trees, the former occurring in 2 Chron. 2:8; 9:10, 11, the latter in 1 Kings 10:11, 12. These words are identical. From 1 Kings 10:11, 12; 2 Chron. 9:10, 11, we learn that the almug was brought in great plenty from Ophir for Solomon’s temple and house, and for the construction of musical
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Almug—(1 Kings 10:11, 12) = algum (2 Chr. 2:8; 9:10, 11), in the Hebrew occurring only in the plural almuggim (indicating that the wood was brought in planks), the name of a wood brought from Ophir to be used in the building of the temple, and for other purposes. Some suppose it to have been the white
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ALGUM OR ALMUG
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Alʹmug (or Alʹgum) Trees, the former occurring in 1 Kings 10:11, 12, the latter in 2 Chron. 2:8; 9:10, 11. The two words are evidently identical, and indicate trees which furnished a rare and costly wood in great demand for fine work. The wood probably was the red sandal-wood of India and Ceylon. It
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