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Aloes
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aloes
Aloe (אֲהָלִים‎, ahalim; ἀλόη, aloē). A costly and sweet-smelling plant mentioned in various places throughout the Bible (e.g., Num 24:6; Psa 45:8; Prov 7:17; Song 4:14; John 19:39).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aloe
Aloe. Tree known for its fragrant wood; also a plant from which is pressed a juice used in embalming.See Plants.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aloes
Aloes alʹōz [Heb. ahālîm; Gk. alóē]; AV, NEB, also LIGN ALOES (Nu. 24:6). An aromatic substance referred to in Nu. 24:6; Ps. 45:8; Prov. 7:17; Cant. 4:14; Jn. 19:39. Of these references, the Johannine one alone refers to the true aloes (Aloë succotrina Lam.).Most OT references to aloes or lign-aloes
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aloe
ALOE Tree known for its fragrant wood; also a plant from which is pressed a juice used in embalming. See Plants.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aloes
aloes (al´ohz), any plant of the genus Aloe. The aloes mentioned in the Bible are the fragrant wood of either an eaglewood or sandalwood tree used as perfume. Aloes tend to be listed along with other fragrant spices, such as cinnamon, myrrh, and cassia (Ps. 45:8; Prov. 7:17; Song of Sol. 4:14). According
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aloes
AloesSucculents of the Liliaceae family. Aloes are identified primarily with subtropical assemblages of the Eritreo-Sudanian province to be found in East Africa and extending into Southern Arabia. A solitary plant, it is stemless with a distinctive rosette pattern of thick leaves. It is an African genus
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Aloes
Aloes [ălˊōz] (Heb. ˒ahālîm; Gk. alóē). A general name for the aromatic wood of various plants. Only John 19:39 refers to the true aloe (Aloe succotrina Lam.), a succulent plant which secretes a bitter fluid used as a purgative and in embalming. Most biblical applications of the term indicate
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Aloe
ALOE An aromatic oil derived from the trees of southeast Asia and India. It was highly prized in Palestine and was used especially as a perfume (Prov 7:17). Aloe was used with myrrh to embalm the body of Jesus (John 19:39).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Aloes Lign Aloes
Aloes, Lign Aloes (in Heb. Ahalim, Ahaloth), the name of a costly and sweet-smelling wood which is mentioned in Num. 24:6; Ps. 45:8; Prov. 7:17; Song. 4:14; John 19:39. It is usually identified with the Aquilaria agallochum, an aromatic wood much valued in India. This tree sometimes grows to the height
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Aloes
Aloes(Heb. ʾahalim), a fragrant wood (Num. 24:6; Ps. 45:8; Prov. 7:17; Cant. 4:14), the Aquilaria agallochum of botanists, or, as some suppose, the costly gum or perfume extracted from the wood. It is found in China, Siam, and Northern India, and grows to the height sometimes of 120 feet. This species
Lign-aloes
Lign-aloes(only in pl., Heb. ʾahalim), a perfume derived from some Oriental tree (Num. 24:6), probably the agallochum or aloe-wood. (See ALOES).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Aloes
Aloesaloes, any plant of the genus Aloe. The aloes mentioned in the Bible are not the bitter, medicinal plant with which we are familiar, but a fragrant wood of either an eaglewood or sandalwood tree used as perfume. In Ps. 45:8 and Song of Sol. 4:14, it is listed along with other fragrant spices such
Lign Aloes
Lign Aloeslign aloes (līn al«ohs; Lat., ‘wood of aloes’; kjv; rsv: ‘aloes,’ in Num. 24:6), an archaic term designating the wood of any of a family of plants Liliaceae, genus Aloe or Furcraea.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ALOES; LIGNALOES
ALOES; LIGNALOES<al’-oz>, <lin-al’-oz>, <lig-nal’-oz> ( אֲהָלִים‎ [’ahalim], Numbers 24:6, translation “lign-aloes” (= lignum aloes, “wood of aloes”), Proverbs 7:17; אֲהָלוֹת‎ [’ahaloth], Psalm 45:8; Song 4:14; [ἀλόη, aloe], John 19:39): Mentioned as a substance for perfuming garments
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