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 [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
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
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;
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;
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
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.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
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—the 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
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 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.
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).