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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ebony
Ebony. Dark black wood, highly prized in antiquity for use in home furnishings.See Plants.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ebony
Ebony [Heb. K hôḇānîm, Q hoḇnîm] (Ezk. 27:15). Of uncertain vocalization, this term, omitted by the LXX, doubtless refers to two species of ebony, Diospyros ebenaster Retz. and D. melanoxylon Roxb., native to India and shipped to Tyre by Phoenician merchants. The exterior sapwood is stripped off,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ebony
EBONY Black wood, highly prized in antiquity for use in home furnishings. See Plants.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ebony
EbonyThe wood of two species of tree, Diospyros ebenaster Retz. and Diospyros melanozylon Roxb., both native to the Indian sub-continent and Sri Lanka. The Phoenicians shipped the wood to Tyre from Dedan on the Persian Gulf and from there traded throughout the Mediterranean world (Ezek. 27:15). The
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ebony
hôḇānîmEbony (Heb. K hôḇānîm, Q hoḇnîm). The heavy, black wood of various species of trees belonging to the genus Diospyros, notably the species Diospyros ebenum König, native to India and possibly to Ethiopia. Ebony, the heartwood of these tropical trees (whose annual growth rings are
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ebony
Ebony, Ezek. 27:15, one of the valuable commodities imported into Tyre by the men of Dedan; a hard, heavy and durable wood, which admits of a fine polish or gloss. The most usual color is black, but it also occurs red or green. The black is the heart of a tree called Diospyros ebenum. It was imported
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ebony
Ebonya black, hard wood, brought by the merchants from India to Tyre (Ezek. 27:15). It is the heart-wood, brought by Diospyros ebenus, which grows in Ceylon and Southern India.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EBONY
EBONY<eb’-o-ni> ([הָבְנִים‎, hobhnim] (pl. only), vocalization uncertain; compare Arabic abnus): Mentioned (Ezekiel 27:15) along with ivory as merchandise of Tyre brought by the men of Dedan. This is the heavy, black, heart-wood of various species of Diospyros, natives of Southern India and Ceylon;
Compton’s Encyclopedia
ebony
ebonyThe expression “black as ebony” suggests one reason why this wood is used for piano keys, inlaying, cabinetwork, and knife handles. Craftsmen value ebony for its jet-black color and ability to take a high polish.Ebony wood is obtained from about 15 species of tropical and semitropical trees, which
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Ebony
Ebʹo-ny [stone-wood], a very hard wood, dark in color and susceptible of a high polish. The word occurs but once in Scripture (Ezek. 27:15), where it is mentioned as one of the valuable commodities imported into Tyre by the men of Dedan.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Ebony
ebony. In his oracle against Tyre, the prophet Ezekiel says that traders paid this great city “with ivory tusks and ebony” (hobnîm H2041, Ezek. 27:15). The reference is surely to the Diospyros ebenum (or D. ebenaster), a large tree of the family Ebenaceae that produces a hard and durable timber. The
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ebony
EBONY, ebʹo-ni (הָבְנִים‎, hobhnīm [pl. only], vocalization uncertain; cf Arab. ābnūs): Mentioned (Ezk 27:15) along with ivory as merchandise of Tyre brought by the men of Dedan. This is the heavy, black, heart-wood of various species of Diospyros, natives of Southern India and Ceylon; the best kind
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