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Cucumber
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cucumber
Cucumber. Garden vegetable of the gourd family, mentioned as one of the foods desired by the wandering Israelites (Nm 11:5).See Food and Food Preparation; Plants.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cucumber
Cucumber [Heb. qiššu’ â; Gk. sikŷa, B síkyos] (Nu. 11:5); CUCUMBER FIELD [Heb. miqšâ; Gk. (Isaiah) sikyḗratos] (Isa. 1:8; Jer. 10:5); AV “garden of cucumbers” (Isa. 1:8), “upright” (Jer. 10:5); NEB also “plot of cucumbers” (Jer. 10:5). In Nu. 11:5 cucumbers are an article of Egyptian diet longed
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cucumber
CUCUMBER Garden vegetable of the gourd family, mentioned as one of the foods desired by the wandering Israelites (Nm 11:5). See Food and Food Preparation; Plants.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cucumber
cucumber (Cucumis sativus), a water-filled vegetable, growing on a vine, that was commonly cultivated in Egypt (Num. 11:5) and throughout the ancient Near East as a staple of the diet. During the growing season, in order to discourage theft, cucumber fields were guarded (Isa. 1:8).Cucumber.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cucumber
CucumberThe fruit of a vine cultivated in the ancient Near East (Heb. qiššuʾâ), possibly of the species Cucumis sativus L. or Cucumis chat. L., garden cucumbers similar to modern varieties. They may also have been muskmelons (Cucumis melo L. var. chatae Nand.), green fruits similar to garden cucumbers.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cucumber
Cucumber (Heb. qiššu˒â). † The fruit of a creeping vine of the family Cucurbitacae. The domesticated cucumbers of Egypt (Cucumis chate L.), a staple of their diet for which the Israelites yearned (Num. 11:5), were sweeter than modern European and North American varieties.Comparison to a temporary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cucumbers
Cucumbers (Heb. kishshuı̂m). This word occurs in Num. 11:5 as one of the good things of Egypt for which the Israelites longed. Egypt produces excellent cucumbers, melons, etc., the Cucumis chate being the best of its tribe yet known. Besides the Cucumis chate, the common cucumber (C. sativus), of which
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cucumbers
Cucumbers(Heb. plur. kishshuim; i.e., “hard,” “difficult” of digestion, only in Num. 11:5). This vegetable is extensively cultivated in the East at the present day, as it appears to have been in earlier times among the Hebrews. It belongs to the gourd family of plants. In the East its cooling pulp and
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Cucumber
Cucumbercucumber (Cucumis sativus), the familiar cool, water-filled, slender, fleshy ‘fruit’ growing on a vine. It was commonly cultivated in Egypt (Num. 11:5) and Palestine as a staple of the diet. During the growing season, in order to discourage theft, the cucumber fields were guarded (Isa. 1:8).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CUCUMBER
CUCUMBER<ku’-kum-ber> ([קשֻּׁאִים‎, qishshu’im]; [σίκυος, sikuos]): One of the articles of food for which Israel in the wilderness looked back with longing to Egypt (Numbers 11:5). Cucumbers are great favorites with all the people of Palestine. Two varieties occur, Cucumis sativus (Arabic, Khyar),
Compton’s Encyclopedia
cucumber
cucumberThe cucumber is a fruit that is related to melons, squashes, and pumpkins. It belongs to the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, and probably originated in northern India. The food value of the cucumber is low, but its delicate flavor makes it popular for salads and relishes. The smaller cucumbers,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Cucumber
Cuʹcum-ber. This word first occurs in Num. 11:5, as one of the good things of Egypt for which the Israelites in the wilderness longed. Cucumbers and melons were, and still are, abundant in Egypt. The cucumber is especially refreshing, and is possessed of so much nutritive property as to make it a general
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