Laurel tree
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bay Tree
Bay Tree. Tree 40 to 60 feet high with fragrant, evergreen leaves and native to Palestine.See Plants (Laurel).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bay Tree
Bay Tree The term occurs only in the AV for Heb. ’ezrāḥ (Ps. 37:35), which means “native” or “indigenous.” The RSV follows the LXX, reading “a cedar of Lebanon,” while the NEB renders “a spreading tree in its native soil.”R. K. Harrison
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bay Tree
BAY TREE* Tree 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 meters) high with fragrant, evergreen leaves and native to the Holy Land. See Plants (Laurel or Sweet Bay).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bay tree
Bay tree. A species of laurel, Laurus nobilis. An evergreen, with leaves like our mountain laurel. Ps. 37:35.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bay tree
Bay treenamed only in Ps. 37:35, Authorized Version. The Hebrew word so rendered is ereh, which simply means “native born”, i.e., a tree not transplanted, but growing on its native soil, and therefore luxuriantly. If the psalmist intended by this word to denote any particular tree, it may have been
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Bay Tree
Bay Treebay tree (kjv, Ps. 37:35; rsv: ‘cedar of Lebanon’), the laurel (Lauris nobilis), whose fragrant evergreen leaves are symbols of prosperity and distinction.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BAY TREE<ba’-tre’> (the King James Version only; Psalm 37:35; אֶזַרָח‎ [’ezrach]): The word means “native,” “indigenous,” and the Revised Version (British and American) translations “a green tree in its native soil.”
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Bay.Supposed to be an antidote against lightning, because it was the tree of Apollo. Hence Tibe′rius and some other of the Roman emperors wore a wreath of bay as an amulet, especially in thunder-storms. (Pliny.)“Reach the bays—I’ll tie a garland here about his head;’Twill keep my boy from lightning.”
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Bay Tree
Bay Tree. The Jewish doctors understand by the Hebrew word thus rendered in Ps. 37:35 “a tree which grows in its own soil;” that is, one that has never been transplanted, and so is strong and branchy and beautiful. What tree is meant is uncertain, but if it were the bay (Laurus nobilis), it would furnish
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bay Tree
BAY TREE KJV translation in Ps. 37:35. The Hebrew word (ʾezrach) means “native” or “indigenous.” While the bay tree is native to Palestine, Ps. 37:35 gives no indication when referring to “that tree.” NRSV and TEV hardly come closer to a correct translation with “cedar tree.” NASB, NIV, and REB are closer
LAUREL Garlands of leaves from the laurel or bay tree (Laurus nobilis) were used by the Greeks to honor the winners of the Pythian games. The leaves of the tree were also used for medicine and seasoning. In Ps. 37:35 the wicked are compared to a “green bay tree” (KJV). HCSB, NASB, and NIV refer to a
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bay Tree
bay tree. The Laurus nobilis, sometimes called the “bay laurel” or “sweet-bay,” is a dark evergreen tree that in Europe grows to a height of 30 ft., but in Palestine may reach 60 ft. The small flowers are greenish-white and the small berries are black. The fragrant leaves are dark green and glossy, and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bay Tree
BAY TREE, bāʹtrēʹ (AV only; Ps 37:35; אֶזְרָח‎, ’ezrāḥ): The word means “native,” “indigenous,” and RV trs “a green tree in its native soil.”