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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Almond
Almond (שָׁקֵד‎, shaqed). 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).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hazel
Hazel. kjv mistranslation for almond in Genesis 30:37.See Plants (Almond).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Almond
Almond [Heb. šāqēḏ (Gen. 43:11; Nu. 17:8; etc.), lûz Gen. 30:37)]; AV also HAZEL (Gen. 30:37). Apparently originating in western India and Persia, the almond (Amygdalus communis L.) spread westward in early times and grew in Palestine during patriarchal times. That Jacob intended his sons to take
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hazel
HAZEL* kjv mistranslation for almond in Genesis 30:37. See Plants (Almond).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Almond
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
Almond
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Almond
Almond. A tree (Amygdalus communis L.) found in Asia Minor, Syria, and Mesopotamia; in Palestine as early as patriarchal times. Jacob used rods of almond in Paddan-aram (Gen. 30:37; Heb. lûz; KJV “hazel”; cf. 28:19 for the original name of Luz), and included specimens of the tree in his gift to
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Almond Tree
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,
Hazel
Hazel. The Hebrew term lûz occurs only in Gen. 30:37. Authorities are divided between the hazel and the almond tree as representing the lûz. The latter is most probably correct.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Almond Blossoms
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
Almonda 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,
Hazel
HazelHeb. luz, (Gen. 30:37), a nutbearing tree. The Hebrew word is rendered in the Vulgate by amygdalinus, “the almond-tree,” which is probably correct. That tree flourishes in Syria.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Almond
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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ALMOND
ALMOND<a’-mund>:1. שָׁקֵד‎ [shaqedh], Genesis 43:11; Numbers 17:8, etc. The word shaked comes from a Hebrew root meaning to “watch” or “wait.” In Jeremiah 1:11, 12 there is a play on the word, “And I said, I see a rod of an almond-tree ([shaqedh]). Then said Yahweh unto me, Thou hast
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