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Forest
Forests • Wood • Woods
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Forest; Woods
Forest; Woods [Heb. yaʿar, yaʿarâ, pardēs, ḥōreš, śāḏeh; Gk. drymós (LXX), hýlē (Jas. 3:5)].The Heb. yaʿar, (cf. Ugar. yʿr) can mean a stony wasteland or a definite wooded tract (e.g., 1 S. 22:5; 1 K. 7:2f.). The root appears in “Kiriath-jearim” and “Mt. Jearim.” See also Dt. 19:5; Ps.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Forest
forest. In Israel, forests were a source of timber for both local use and foreign export. Wood was important for a wide range of uses, such as domestic and industrial fuels, the construction of buildings, and the manufacture of furniture and household items. The highlands of Lebanon boasted forests of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Forest
FOREST. 1. Heb. ḥōreš, ‘thicket’, ‘wood, wooded height’, occurs in a number of passages (e.g. Ezk. 31:3), though in one of them (2 Ch. 27:4) the text is possibly corrupt and a proper name intended.2. Heb. pardēs, ‘park’, a loan-word from Persian pari-daeza, ‘enclosure’, used of a preserve or park
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Forest
ForestBiblical references to the forests and wooded areas of Palestine indicate that those areas were much more extensive during OT times than the present. Several wooded areas are referred to by name. Lebanon undoubtedly contained the largest of the forests, which consisted not only of the famous cedars,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Forest
Forest (Heb. ya˓ar, pardēs, ḥōreš). In ancient Palestine, the forest region included all of Galilee and the area west of the Jordan river from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea past the watershed line in the central mountains. Modern Golan and Hauran east of the Jordan in the Transjordan were
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Forest
Forest. Although Palestine has never been in historical times a woodland country, yet there can be no doubt that there was much more wood formerly than there is at present, and that the destruction of the forests was one of the chief causes of the present desolation.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Forest
ForestHeb. ya’ar, meaning a dense wood, from its luxuriance. Thus all the great primeval forests of Syria (Eccl. 2:6; Isa. 44:14; Jer. 5:6; Micah 5:8). The most extensive was the trans-Jordanic forest of Ephraim (2 Sam. 18:6, 8; Josh. 17:15, 18), which is probably the same as the wood of Ephratah (Ps.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Forest
Forestforest, a general term for the once extensive wooded areas of the Levant. In ancient times forests were a source of timber for both local use and foreign export. Wood was important for a wide range of uses such as domestic and industrial fuels, the construction of buildings, and the manufacture
Woods
Woodswoods, as a collective term, a stand of trees. A highly valued resource of the Holy Land, wood was used for the manufacture of everything from small everyday household items to the palaces of kings and temples and altars of the Lord. It was especially important as fuel for domestic hearths and
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Forest
FOREST - a grove or thicket of trees. Forests were far more common in ancient Israel than they are in the Holy Land today. Forests were especially abundant in the hills of Lebanon, Carmel, Bashan, the Sharon plain, and the Jordan valley. Extensive deforestation began even before the time of Abraham (around
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Forest
ForestAt its simplest level, the forest is that which is other than towns and cultivated fields. As such, it represents uncultivated nature that needs to be cleared for use (Josh 17:15, 18). On the other hand, the planting and nurturing of forests can itself be a form of cultivation (Is 29:17; 32:15;
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FOREST
FOREST<for’-est>:1. [חֹרֶשׁ‎, choresh] (compare proper name Harosheth), 2 Ch 27:4. In 1 Sam 23:15 ff translated “wood”; in Isa 17:9, “wood”; in Ezek 31:3, “forest-like shade.” Applied to any thick growth of vegetation but not necessarily so extensive as (3).2. [פַּרְדֵּס‎, pardec]: