Lotus Bush • Lotus Tree • Lotus Trees • Shady Trees
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lotus Bush
Lotus Bush. Water lily common in the Near East, mentioned only in Job 40:21, 22.See Plants.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lotus[Heb ṣeʾĕlîm] (Job 40:21f); AV “shady trees.” The reference is to the Zizyphus lotus (L.) Lam., a species of jujube of the order Rhamneae. A shrub about 1 1/2 m (5 ft) tall, it bears greenish flowers and small globular fruit. It has no connection with the Egyptian lotus. See Lily.See also MPB,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LOTUS Water plant common in the Near East, mentioned only in Job 40:21–22. See Plants (Lotus Bush).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
LotusA plant, either a thorny shrub (Zizyphyus lotus L.) which flourishes in the hot, damp regions of North Africa and Syria, or a type of water lily (Nymphaea lotus L.) which grows in Egypt. The shrub seems to be indicated in Job 40:21–22, the only biblical reference to lotus. Behemoth is said to lie
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lotus (Heb. ṣeelîm). A plant mentioned only at Job 40:21–22 (KJV “shady trees”). The usual identification is with Zizyphyus lotus (L.) Lam., the thorny lotus, a member of the buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae). This shrub, which grows in dry places around the Mediterranean, has small greenish flowers
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
LO´TUS (Heb. ṣe˒el). A marshy plant that provided shelter and a hiding place for the behemoth (Job 40:21–22). The KJV translates “shady trees.” See Vegetable Kingdom.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LOTUS, TREES<lo’-tus> (צֶאַלִים‎ [tse’elim]; the King James Version shady trees): The trees under which behemoth (the “hippopotams”) rests; “He lieth under the lotus-trees,” “The lotus-trees cover him with their shade” (Job 40:21, 22). The Arabic equivalent is the dom tree, Zizyphus lotus,
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Lotus. The Egyptians pictured God sitting on a lote-tree, above the watery mud. Jamblichus says the leaves and fruit of the lote-tree being round represent “the motion of intellect;” its towering up through mud symbolises the eminency of divine intellect over matter; and the Deity sitting on the lote-tree
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
LOTUS Thorny shrub (Zizyphus lotus), which serves as the habitat for behemoth (Job 40:21–22) and flourishes in hot, damp areas of North Africa and Syria. The plant is especially abundant around the Sea of Galilee. This plant should be distinguished from the Egyptian lotus (Nymphae lotus) which is a water
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
lotus. This English term is usually applied to the Nelumbo nucifera (a large aquatic plant with pinkish flowers) and to similar plants, such as the Egyptian water lily (Nymphaea lotus; see lily-work). In modern Bible versions, however, the word is used as the rendering of Hebrew ṣeʾĕlîm H7365, which
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Lotus, Trees
LOTUS, lōʹtus,TREES (צֶאֱלִים‎, çe’ĕlīm; AV shady trees): The trees under which behēmōth (the “hippopotamus”) rests; “He lieth under the lotustrees,” “The lotus-trees cover him with their shade” (Job 40:21, 22). The Arab, equivalent is the dōm tree, Zizyphus lotus, a species of jujube tree (N.O.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LOTUS [שׁוּשַׁןshushan, צֶאֱלִיםtseʾelim]. There are two distinct plants that are identified as “lotus.” The first type of lotus (Nymphaea lotus), although often translated “LILY,” is a water plant of the same family as the water lily (Nymphaea caerulea) and may have been the plant depicted on the
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