Bloom • Blossom • Bolled • Flowers
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Flower; Blossom; Bloom; etc
Flower; Blossom; Bloom; etc. [Heb. peraḥ, ṣîṣ, ṣîṣâ, niṣâ, niṣān, nēṣ, ʾēḇ, vbs pāraḥ, nûṣ, ṣûṣ, ṣāmaḥ; Gk. ánthos].The Heb. peraḥ (from pāraḥ, “break forth”) denotes an early stage of flowering (Isa. 5:24; cf. 35:1f.; Nah. 1:4). It is used in Ex. 25:31–34 for the flowers
Bolled [Heb. giḇ‘ôl—‘the calyx of flowers’] (Ex. 9:31, AV). The meaning is “in bloom,” and it is so rendered in the RV. The RSV and NEB have “in bud.”
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
flowers. In modern Israel, flowers may be found throughout most of the year, and this was probably the case in biblical times as well. The pink, white, and lilac blossoms of the cyclamen appear as early as January. By spring, various shades of red and pink of the crown anemones, poppies, and mountain
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FLOWERS. The Heb. word peraḥ is used figuratively in speaking of the blossom of the wicked going up like dust (Isa 5:24), of the blossom being over as symbolic of Ethiopia being ready for the pruning of judgment (Isa 18:5), and of the flower of Lebanon fading as a picture of judgment (Nah 1:4). Elsewhere
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Flower, Flowers
FLOWER, FLOWERS. Several Heb. terms are translated “flower” or “flowers” in the KJV, NIV, and NASB. The Heb. term applied to the floral ornaments on the golden lampstand (Ex. 25:31–36; 37:17–22) and to the artificial lily ornaments around the edge of the laver (“molten sea,” KJV) in Solomon’s Temple
BLOSSOM. Several Heb. terms are translated “blossom” or “blossoms” in the KJV, NIV, and NASB. For the use of the term in the description in the NASB and NIV of the golden lampstand in the Tabernacle, see Almond Blossom; for the use of the term in the description in the NASB and NIV of the laver in Solomon’s
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
FlowersVery few species of flowers are mentioned in the Bible although they abounded in Palestine. It has been calculated that in Western Syria and Palestine from two thousand to two thousand five hundred plants are found, of which about five hundred probably are British wild-flowers. Their beauty is
Bolled(Ex. 9:31), meaning “swollen or podded for seed,” was adopted in the Authorized Version from the version of Coverdale (1535). The Revised Version has in the margin “was in bloom,” which is the more probable rendering of the Hebrew word. It is the fact that in Egypt when barley is in ear (about
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Flowersflowers (Heb. nitṣanum), a general term referring to the colorful array of blossoms that abound in the Holy Land, especially when the rains of winter and the warmth of spring combine to bring new life to the land (Song of Sol. 2:12). The previously arid and parched fields, waste places, and
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
FlowersThe flowers, blooms and blossoms referred to in Scripture, as well as their equivalent actions—to flourish, to bloom, to blossom—illustrate several prominent biblical themes such as pride, beauty, love, restoration and transience. Flower imagery in descriptions of the tabernacle and of Solomon’s
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FLOWERS<flou’-erz> (BLOOM, BLOSSOM, etc.):1. [גִּבְעֹל‎, gibh̀ol], literally, “a small cup,” hence, calyx or corolla of a flower (Ex 9:31, “The flax was in bloom”).2. [נֵץ‎, nets] (Gen 40:10, [נִצָּה‎, nitstsah], “a flower” or “blossom”; Job 15:33; Isa 18:5). These words are used
BOLLED<bold> (גִּבְעוֹל‎ [gibh̀ol], “the calyx of flowers”): Hence, “in bloom,” and so rendered, in the Revised Version (British and American), of flowering flax (Exodus 9:31).
Compton’s Encyclopedia
flowerMost plants pass on life to future plant generations by seeds. It is the work of a flower to make seed. All its beauty serves this one purpose. Color and perfume attract insects and hummingbirds to aid in the flower’s pollination. Some flowers are so formed that they admit certain insects and
flowers, garden
flowers, gardenAll the familiar garden flowers of today have been developed from wild flowers. They were chosen for cultivation because of their beauty. By careful selection and cross-pollination of the finest plants, their blooms have been made even more beautiful. Some of them now bear little resemblance
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Flowers are used as an ornament for altars. The innocent and expressive custom to decorate Churches, especially altars, is derived from early Christianity. St. Augustine particularly mentions this custom as he notices the renunciation of Paganism for Christianity made by the expiring Martial, whose son-in-law,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Bollʹed (Ex. 9:31). When the flax was in the pod, or nearly ready for gathering, it was said to be bolled.
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
flowers. Expressions of God’s *creation and *symbolic of Jesus Christ’s resurrection and the new life communicated to believers. Living or fresh flowers are often placed on the *Communion *table.