Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Berry. Fleshy fruit, usually with many seeds and having no stony seed covering.See Plants (Bramble; Caper Plant).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BERRY* Fleshy fruit, usually with many seeds and having no stony seed covering. See Plants (Bramble; Caper Plant).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BERRIES<ber’-is>: Occurs in James 3:12 (the King James Version) in the phrase “olive berries” ([ἐλαι̂αι, elaiai]). The Revised Version (British and American) reads simply “olives.”
Compton’s Encyclopedia
berryA berry is a simple, fleshy fruit that usually has many seeds, such as the banana, tomato, and cranberry. The middle and inner layers of the fruit wall often are not distinct from each other. Any small, fleshy fruit is popularly called a berry, especially if it is edible.A true berry is a single
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
berries. Term used in some English versions to translate Hebrew gargar H1737, referring to the fruit of the olive tree (Isa. 17:6). The KJV also uses the phrase “olive berries” to render Greek elaia G1777 (Jas. 3:12). In both of these passages, the NIV translates simply, “olives.”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BERRIES, bērʹis: Occurs in Jas 3:12 (AV) in the phrase “olive berries” (ἐλαῖαι, elaíai). The RV reads simply “olives.”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BERRY [גַּרִגֵּרgarger]. Berries are only mentioned explicitly in Isa 17:6. Although the NRSV translates this term as “berries”, it more likely refers to ripe olives. Other plants mentioned in the OT and NT bore berries. These may include blackberries, juniper, mulberries, and capers. See OLIVE, OLIVE
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