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A native tree of Syria and Palestine, notable for its blossoms. It is mentioned in biblical narratives (e.g., Gen. 43:11; Num 17:8; Exod 25:33–34), and used figuratively in visions and wisdom literature (e.g., Eccl 12:5; Jer 1:11).
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almond (Amagdalus communis), a fruit tree that grows as high as 25 feet. It flowers toward the end of January, the color of its blooms ranging from pink to pure white. According to Gen. 30:37 Jacob used rods of almond, poplar, and plane in his plan against Laban. In Gen. 43:11 almonds are among the choice
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
AlmondThe almond tree, Amygdalus communis L., derives its Hebrew name (šāqēḏ) from the verb “to wake” or “to watch.” In a play on words, the Lord shows Jeremiah an almond branch as a sign that he is watching and about to act (Jer. 1:11).Three species of almond tree are found in Palestine; two wild
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Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Almond Tree; Almond. This word is found in Gen. 43:11; Ex. 25:33, 34; 37:19, 20; Num. 17:8; Eccles. 12:5; Jer. 1:11, in the text of the Authorized Version. It is invariably represented by the same Hebrew word, shaked, meaning hasten. Jer. 1:11, 12. The almond tree is a native of Asia and North Africa,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ALMOND BLOSSOMS (Heb. shāqad, “the awakening one,” probably from its early blossoming). Cups “shaped like almond blossoms” or flowers are referred to in the NASB and NIV of Ex. 25:33–34; 37:19–20 in connection with the design of the golden lampstand in the Tabernacle. The KJV renders “almond.” See Tabernacle
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Almond—a native of Syria and Palestine. In form, blossoms, and fruit it resembles the peach tree. Its blossoms are of a very pale pink colour, and appear before its leaves. Its Hebrew name, shaked, signifying “wakeful, hastening,” is given to it on account of its putting forth its blossoms so early,
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Almondalmond (Amagdalus communis), a fruit tree, in Palestine growing as high as twenty-five feet. It flowers toward the end of January, the color of its blooms ranging from pink to pure white. According to Gen. 30:37 Jacob used rods of almond, poplar, and plane in his plan against Laban. In Gen. 43:11
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