Date Palm
Date • Date Palms • Dates
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Date, Date Palm
Date, Date Palm. Fruit and tree mentioned only once in the Bible (Sg 7:7).See Plants (Palm).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Date, Date Palm
DATE, DATE PALM Fruit and tree mentioned only a few times in the Bible (2 Sm 6:19; 1 Chr 16:3; Sg 7:7). See Plants (Palm).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Datethe fruit of a species of palm (q.v.), the Phoenix dactilifera. This was a common tree in Palestine (Joel 1:12; Neh. 8:15). Palm branches were carried by the Jews on festive occasions, and especially at the feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:40; Neh. 8:15).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Datedate, the sweet fruit of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). The trees grow as separate male and female plants and must be wind or hand-pollinated in order to bear fruit five years after reaching maturity. The fruits hang in clusters from the top of the trees and are collected when they ripen
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DATES<dats> ([רָבַשׁ‎, debhash]): Arabic, dibbs (2 Chronicles 31:5, King James Version margin); English Versions of the Bible HONEY (which see).See also PALM TREE.
Compton’s Encyclopedia
dateThe small, sweet fruits that grow in bunches on the date palm tree are called dates. More than 1,000 dates may appear on a single bunch weighing 18 pounds (8 kilograms) or more. The scientific name of the date palm is Phoenix dactylifera.Date palms are found in the Canary Islands, northern Africa,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DATES Fruit of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), highly valued by desert travelers who consume dates fresh, dry them, or form them into cakes for a portable and easily storable food. As part of the celebration of bringing the ark to Jerusalem, David gave gifts of food to each Israelite gathered in
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
dates. The Bible does not specifically mention this fruit, but the Hebrew term for palm tree (tāmār H9469; also Gk. phoinix G5836) refers to the Phoenix dactylifera or date palm. Moreover, the word ʾešpār H882 probably means “cake of dates” (so NIV, 2 Sam. 6:19; 1 Chr. 16:3; NRSV, “cake [loaf] of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
DATES, dāts (דְּבַשׁ‎, debhash): Arab. dibbs (2 Ch 31:5 AVm); EV Honey (q.v.). See also Palm Tree.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
2. Date Palm
2. Date palmThe palm tree of the Bible is the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) that has a tall, slender, unbranched trunk covered with old woody leaf-bases. The leaves, like huge feathers several m long, have a stout midrib making each leaf appear as a branch, hence the comment that people welcomed Jesus
DATES. Fruit of the palm tree or date palm (Phoenix dactylifera, tamar [תָּמָר]). Dates, a high-energy food source, could be eaten fresh, dried in the form of small cakes, or used for making wine and honey. Dates served as a symbol of life in the desert. In the OT, the date palm is mentioned only once
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