Fir Tree
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
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
Fir Tree
FIR TREE Translation of several Hebrew words in the OT that possibly designate a conifer. Positive identification is not possible. See Plants.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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
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
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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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):
Compton’s Encyclopedia
firTo many people the word fir calls to mind the graceful, fragrant balsam fir so widely used as a Christmas tree. Some 40 other species of fir, however, are distributed throughout the world. Their wood is not as good as that of spruce and pine for building. It is used for lumber and pulpwood. Various
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Fir, the name of an extensive family of coniferous evergreens, and in our English Version of the Scriptures the rendering of words which represent, it is supposed, what we denominate the Scotch fir and the cypress. These trees are found in the Lebanon mountains. The fir is represented as a tall, straight
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Fir Tree
FIR TREE KJV term for a tree most often identified with the pine (NIV, REB, TEV). Others have identified the tree with the juniper (NASB at Isa. 41:19 and 60:13 only) or cypress (NRSV, NASB elsewhere). See Plants.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
fir. This English term (which refers to various evergreen trees of the genus Abies) can be used to render several Hebrew words. In the KJV it is normally the translation of bĕrôš H1360 (e.g., 1 Ki. 5:8; NIV, “pine”; NRSV, “cypress”). The NIV uses it to render bĕrôt H1361, which occurs only once
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Fir, Fir-Tree
FIR, fûr, FIR-TREE (RVm “cypress”; בְּרוֹשׁ‎, berōsh, 2 S 6:5; 1 K 5:8, 10, etc; בְּרותִים‎, berō-thīm [pl. only], an Aram. form, Cant 1:17): This tree was one of the chief trees of Lebanon (Isa 60:13); one of usefulness (41:19; 55:13); associated with the cedar (2 K 19:23; Ps 104:17; Isa 14:8; Zec
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