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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cinnamon
Cinnamon. Spice made from the dried inner bark of several oriental trees.See Food and Food Preparation; Plants.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cinnamon
Cinnamon [Heb. qinnāmôn; Gk. kinnámōmon]. In Ex. 30:23 one ingredient of the holy anointing oil; in Prov. 7:17 a perfume for a bed; in Cant. 4:14 a precious spice; in Rev. 18:13 part of the merchandise of “Babylon the great.” All references are to the Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees, a low tree with
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cinnamon
CINNAMON Spice made from the dried inner bark of several oriental trees. See Food and Food Preparation; Plants.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cinnamon
CinnamonA member of the laurel family. The cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees) is evergreen and grows up to 9 m. (30 ft.) tall. The fruit of the cinnamon tree (Heb. qinnāmôn; Gk. kinnámōmon) provides a fragrant oil when pressed. The distilled bark also produces oil of lesser quality. Quills
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cinnamon
Cinnamon (Heb. qinnāmôn; Gk. kinnámōmon).Unlike modern cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees), which originated in Ceylon in the fourteenth century A.D., that mentioned in the Old Testament (Cinnamomum cassia Blume) is native to China and was transplanted to Palestine and surrounding countries
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Cinnamon
CINNAMON A spice that was harvested in Ceylon, India, and the East Indies. It was an expensive luxury item in the biblical period. Cinnamon was used in food and the preparation of holy oils (Exod 30:23); it was also used as a perfume (Prov 7:17; Song 4:14).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cinnamon
Cinnamon, a well-known aromatic substance, the rind of the Laurus cinnamomum, called Korunda-gauhah in Ceylon. It is mentioned in Ex. 30:23 as one of the component parts of the holy anointing oil. In Rev. 18:13 it is enumerated among the merchandise of the great Babylon.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cinnamon
CinnamonHeb. kinamon, the Cinnamomum zeylanicum of botanists, a tree of the Laurel family, which grows only in India on the Malabar coast, in Ceylon, and China. There is no trace of it in Egypt, and it was unknown in Syria. The inner rind when dried and rolled into cylinders forms the cinnamon of commerce.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CINNAMON
CINNAMON<sin’-a-mun> (קִנָּמוִן‎ [qinnamon]; [κιννάμωμον, kinnamomon]): Mentioned, like cassia, as a perfume. In Exodus 30:23 it is one of the ingredients of the “holy anointing oil”; in Proverbs 7:17 it is, along with myrrh and aloes, a perfume for a bed; in Song 4:14 it is a very precious
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Cinnamon
Cinʹna-mon, a well-known aromatic substance, the inner bark of a tree which grows chiefly in Ceylon. The tree is a species of laurel; its bark, when peeled off and cut into strips, curls up in the form in which it is usually seen. It is mentioned in Ex. 30:23 as one of the component parts of the holy
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cinnamon
CINNAMON Spice used in making fragrant oils. Such oil was used to anoint the wilderness tent of meeting (Exod. 30:23). It was part of the lucrative international spice trade (Rev. 18:13; cp. Prov. 7:17; Song 4:14). Cinnamon comes from the bark of a large tree belonging to the laurel family. Both the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cinnamon
cinnamon. An aromatic spice made from the dried inner bark of cinnamon trees in Asia. It is mentioned both in the OT (qinnāmôn H7872, Exod. 30:23; Prov. 7:17; Cant. 4:14) and in the NT (kinnamōmon G3077, Rev. 18:13). There is no doubt as to the name of the tree: it is Cinnanomum zeylanicum. It grows
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