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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).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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—(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
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia