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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gopher Wood
Gopher Wood (עֲצֵי־גֹפֶר‎, atsei-gopher). The type of wood used by Noah to construct the ark (Gen 6:14). Transliterated from the Hebrew; the actual identity of the wood is unknown.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gopher Wood
Gopher Wood. Material Noah used to build the ark (Gn 6:14).See Plants (Cypress).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gopher Wood
Gopher Wood [Heb. ʿaṣê-g̱ōp̱er; Gk. tetragōnía]; NEB RIBS OF CYPRESS (Gen. 6:14). The Hebrew term has not been attested in cognate languages, and a connection with the Akk. kuprītu, “brimstone,” seems improbable. Equally unlikely is the attempt to relate it to the modern Arabic kufa or boat made
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gopher Wood
GOPHER WOOD* Material Noah used to build the ark (Gn 6:14). See Plants (Cypress).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gopher Wood
gopher wood, the term used in the kjv and rsv for the material that Noah was instructed to use in building the ark (Gen. 6:14). The nrsv and niv have “cypress wood.” The meaning of the Hebrew (nopher) is uncertain.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gopher Wood
GOPHER WOOD (Heb. aṣê-gōp̱er), the wood of which Noah’s ark was constructed (Gn. 6:14). Many commentators favour an identification with cypress wood, on the ground of the similarity in name (Gk. kyparissos). Others, noting the similarity with Heb. kōp̱er (*Bitumen), suggest a resinous *tree. It
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gopher Wood
Gopher WoodThe material from which Noah was instructed to build the ark. Heb. ʿăṣê-g̱ōp̱er appears only at Gen. 6:14, and no cognates have been found in other ancient Near Eastern languages. Some scholars associate it with the construction of the Mesopotamian kufa boat, which was made of branches
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gopher Wood
Gopher Wood (Heb. ˓aṣê-g̱ōp̱er).† The material from which Noah was instructed to build the ark. The term appears only at Gen. 6:14, and no cognates have been found in other ancient Near Eastern languages. Some scholars associate it with the construction of the Mesopotamian kufa boat, which was
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gopher
Gopher (pitch) wood. Only once mentioned—Gen. 6:14. Two principal conjectures have been proposed:—1. That the “trees of gopher” are any trees of the resinous kind, such as pine, fir, etc. 2. That gopher is cypress.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gopher
Gophera tree from the wood of which Noah was directed to build the ark (Gen. 6:14). It is mentioned only there. The LXX. render this word by “squared beams,” and the Vulgate by “planed wood.” Other versions have rendered it “pine” and “cedar;” but the weight of authority is in favour of understanding
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Gopher Wood
Gopher Woodgopher wood, the material Noah was instructed to use in building the ark (Gen. 6:14). Its identification is uncertain.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GOPHER WOOD
GOPHER WOOD<go’-fer wood> ([עֲצֵי גֹפֶר‎, ̀atse ghopher]): The wood from which Noah’s ark was made (Gen 6:14). Gopher is a word unknown elsewhere in Hebrew or allied languages. Lagarde considered that it was connected with [גָּפְרִית‎, gophrith], meaning “brimstone,” or “pitch,” while others connect