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Camel’s Thorn
Aspalathus
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Camel’s Thorn
Camel’s Thorn. Low, thorny shrub whose root is used in making a fragrant ointment.See Plants.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Camel’s Thorn
Camel’s Thorn [Gk. aspálathos] (Sir. 24:15); AV ASPALATHUS. A sweet-smelling plant, mentioned only once in the canon and Apocrypha. The aspálathos is described by Pliny (Nat. hist. xii.24) as a white, thorny shrub used in the making of ointments and perfumes. Of the varieties that have been suggested
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Camel’s Thorn
CAMEL’S THORN Low, thorny shrub whose root is used in making a fragrant ointment (Ecclus 24:15).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Aspalathus
Aspal´athus, the name of some sweet perfume mentioned in Ecclus. 24:15. The Lignum rhodianum is by some supposed to be the substance indicated by the aspalathus; the plant which yields it is the Convolvulus scoparius of Linnæus.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASPALATHUS
ASPALATHUS<as-pal’-a-thus> ([ἀσπάλαθος, aspalathos]): An aromatic plant mentioned in Ecclesiasticus 24:15 the King James Version, where “wisdom” says, “I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and aspalathus,” etc. It would appear, from a reference in Pliny, to have been a prickly shrub, the wood
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Camel's Thorn
camel’s thorn. This fragrant plant is mentioned once in the Apocrypha, “Like cassia and camel’s thorn [Gk. aspalathos] I gave forth perfume” (Sir. 24:15 NRSV; KJV, “aspalathus”). It is generally agreed that the plant is Alhagi camelorum (synonyms A. maurorum and A. pseudahalgi). The shrub is thorny,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Aspalathus
ASPALATHUS, as-pal′a-thus (ἀσπάλαθος, as-pálathos:) An aromatic plant mentioned in Ecclus 24:15 AV, where “wisdom” says, “I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and aspalathus,” etc. It would appear, from a reference in Pliny, to have been a prickly shrub, the wood of which was scented, but nothing certain
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
3. Camel’s Thorn
3. Camel’s thornA very prickly undershrub in the pea family, camel’s thorn (Alhagi camelorum) occurs in salty semi-desert places. It is implied as a spice (perhaps CASSIA) in Exod 30:22–28 and mentioned in Sir 24:15. See CAMEL’S THORN.
CAMEL’S THORN
CAMEL’S THORN [ἀσπάλαθος aspalathos]. Camel’s thorn, a low-lying shrub, is mentioned in the “Praise of Wisdom” in Sir 24:15. An extract from this bush was part of a perfume ointment used for anointing in the Temple (Exod 30:22–38). This extract is also a referent for ancient “manna.” By listing such
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