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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cypress
Cypress. Evergreen tree with dark foliage and distinctive symmetrical form. Cypress is mentioned as one of the materials in Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 5:8).See Plants.
Fir Tree
Fir Tree. Translation of several Hebrew words in the OT that possibly designate a conifer type of tree. Positive identification is not possible.See Plants.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cypress
Cypress [Heb. berôš; Gk. kypárissos and variously] (1 K. 5:8, 10, etc.; 2 K. 19:23; 2 Ch. 2:8; 3:5; Isa. 14:8; 37:24; etc.; Hos. 14:8; Zec. 11:2); AV FIR; NEB PINE. The uncertainty surrounding the identification of a great many trees mentioned in the OT suggests that “cypress” should be restricted
Evergreen Cypress
Evergreen Cypress [Heb. berôš raʿanān] (Hos. 14:8 [MT 9]); AV GREEN FIR TREE; NEB PINE-TREE. According to KoB (p. 148), Heb. berôš designates a Phoenician juniper. H. N. and A. L. Moldenke, however, take this passage as referring to the stone pine, or Apinus pinea (MPB, p. 46). The adjective
Fir Tree
Fir Tree [Heb. berôš (Ps. 104:17; Ezk. 27:5; 31:8); NEB also “tops” (Ps. 104:17), PINE (Ezk. 27:5). The true fir, Abies cilicia Carr., though well suited to regions such as Lebanon, is seldom found there and as an identification has generally been abandoned by botanists in favor of either the pine
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cypress
CYPRESS Evergreen tree with dark foliage and distinctive symmetrical form. Cypress is mentioned as one of the materials in Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 5:8). See Plants.
Fir Tree
FIR TREE Translation of several Hebrew words in the OT that possibly designate a conifer. Positive identification is not possible. See Plants.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cypress
cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), a kind of tall evergreen found among stands of cedar and oak. Because of their beauty, cypresses were used as ornamental trees in gardens and cemeteries. The hard fragrant wood was preferred for buildings and furniture (Isa. 44:14, nrsv: “holm tree”). The fir trees supplied
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cypress
CypressAny of a genus of trees (Cupressus) that are evergreen conifers, often nearly cylindrical in shape. The Italian cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), common in many countries bordering the Mediterranean, grows to a height of 30 m. (90 ft.).The NRSV translates Heb. bĕrôš as “fir” (Ps. 104:17;
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cypress
Cypress. Any of a genus of trees (Cupressus) that are evergreen conifers often nearly cylindrical in shape. The Italian cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), common in many countries bordering the Mediterranean, grows to a height of 30 m. (90 ft.).The RSV translates Heb. berôš as “fir” (Ps. 104:17;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Cypress
CYPRESS A tree native to the region of Palestine, in particular Lebanon (Isa 41:19; 60:13). Several different Hebrew words seem to refer to this tree, although the RSV normally uses “cypress” for the word bĕrôš (at times, “fir” is also used). Cypress was used by Solomon in the building of the Temple
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cypress
Cypress (Heb. tirzâh). The Hebrew word is found only in Isa. 44:14. We are quite unable to assign any definite rendering to it. The true cypress is a native of the Taurus. The Hebrew word points to some tree with a hard grain, and this is all that can be positively said of it.
Fir
Fir. Isa. 14:8; Ezek. 27:5, etc. As the term “cedar” is in all probability applicable to more than one tree, so also “fir” in the Authorized Version represents probably one or other of the following trees:1. Pinus sylvestris, or Scotch fir; 2. Larch; 3. Cupressus sempervirens, or cypress, all which
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cypress
Cypress(Heb. tirzah, “hardness”), mentioned only in Isa. 44:14 (R.V., “holm tree”). The oldest Latin version translates this word by ilex, i.e., the evergreen oak, which may possibly have been the tree intended; but there is great probability that our Authorized Version is correct in rendering it “cypress.”
Fir
Firthe uniform rendering in the Authorized Version (marg. R.V., “cypress”) of berosh (2 Sam. 6:5; 1 Kings 5:8, 10; 6:15, 34; 9:11, etc.), a lofty tree (Isa. 55:13) growing on Lebanon (37:24). Its wood was used in making musical instruments and doors of houses, and for ceilings (2 Chr. 3:5), the decks
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Cypress
Cypresscypress (Cupressus sempervirens), a kind of tall evergreen found among stands of cedar and oak. Because of their beauty, cypresses were used as ornamentals in gardens and cemeteries. The hard fragrant wood was preferred for buildings and furniture (Isa. 44:14, rsv: ‘holm tree’). The fir trees
Fir Tree
Fir Treefir tree, a general term often mentioned in the book of Isaiah in reference to coniferous evergreens, such as the cypress, juniper, and pine. Specifically, ‘fir tree’ most likely refers to the stately Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis), a tree common to the arid hilly regions of Palestine and Lebanon.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cypress
CYPRESS (see Plants of the Bible).Photo by Howard VosRuins of a Greek gymnasium at the city of Salamis on the island of Cyprus. The apostle Paul visited Salamis on his first missionary journey (Acts 13:4–5).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FIR; FIR-TREE
FIR; FIR-TREE<fur>, (the Revised Version, margin “cypress”; [בְּרוֹשׁ‎, berosh], 2 Sam 6:5; 1 Ki 5:8, 10, etc.; ([בְּרותִים‎, berothem] (plural only), an Aramaic form, Song 1:17):