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Ash
Ash-Tree
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Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ash
Ash (Heb. ôren), only in Isa. 44:14. As the true ash is not a native of Palestine, some understand this to be a species of pine tree. Perhaps the larch (Laryx europæa) may be intended.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ash
Ash(Heb. oʾren, “tremulous”), mentioned only Isa. 44:14 (R.V., “fir tree”). It is rendered “pine tree” both in the LXX. and Vulgate versions. There is a tree called by the Arabs aran, found still in the valleys of Arabia Petraea, whose leaf resembles that of the mountain ash. This may be the tree meant.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASH (1)
ASH (1)<ash> ( אֹרֶן‎ [’oren]; the Revised Version (British and American) FIR TREE; the Revised Version, margin Ash): A maker of idols “planteth a fir-tree (margin, “ash”), and the rain doth nourish it” (Isaiah 44:14). It is a suggestion as old as Luther that the final letter ן“n”, was originally
Compton’s Encyclopedia
ash
ashAmong the finest forest and timber trees in North America are the ashes. Several dozen species are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The most abundant and economically useful is the white ash (Fraxinus americana). Its tough, elastic, straight-grained wood can be used for baseball bats, skis,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Ash
Ash. This word occurs but once in Scripture (Isa. 44:14). Whether it designates the ash-tree or a pine is uncertain.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ash
ASH KJV in Isa. 44:14. Some manuscripts of the Hebrew text have the word for cedar, which is very similar to the word found in the text translated by the KJV. Modern versions differ. The word is translated fir (NASB), pine (NIV), cedar (NRSV, REB), and laurel tree (TEV).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Ash
ash. The KJV rendering of ʾōren H815, which occurs only in Isa. 44:14 (“he planteth an ash”; NIV, “[he] planted a pine”). The only apparent reason for such a translation is the name aran, given to a kind of mountain ash in Arabia (Fraxinus Ornus, a flowering ash). It is more probable that the tree is
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ash
ASH, ash (אֹרֶן‎, ’ōren; RV FIR TREE; RVm Ash): A maker of idols “planteth a fir-tree [m, “ash”], and the rain doth nourish it” (Isa 44:14). It is a suggestion as old as Luther that the final letter ן‎, n, was originally a ז, z, and that the word should be ’erez “cedar”; the chief objection is that cedar
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