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Mint
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mint
Mint. Sweet-smelling herb used in cooking and medicine (Mt 23:23; Lk 11:42).See Plants.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mint
Mint [Gk hēdýosmon] (Mt. 23:23; Lk. 11:42). An herb mentioned by Jesus as one of the small things tithed by the Pharisees. Of the various species of mint that grow in Palestine, either the peppermint (Mentha piperita) or, more likely, the perennial horse mint (Mentha longifolia) would suit the Gospel
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mint
MINT* Sweet-smelling herb used in cooking and medicine (Mt 23:23; Lk 11:42). See Plants.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mint
mint, a strongly scented herb used in cooking, medicinally as a carminative and stomachic, and on floors of synagogues as an air freshener. In Matt. 23:23 and Luke 11:42, Jesus speaks of those who pay tithes on mint and other herbs while neglecting the weightier matters of the law (in Matthew, “justice
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mint
MintAny of several herbs of the genus Mentha (family Labiatae), a number of which grow in Palestine (Gk. hēdýosmon). Tithing garden herbs such as mint is not explicitly required by the Pentateuch, but was considered a requirement by scribal interpretation (cf. Deut. 14:22–23). Jesus condemned not
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mint
Mint (Gk. hēdýosmon). Any of several herbs of the genus Mentha (family Labiatae), a number of which grow in Palestine. Tithing garden herbs such as mint is not explicitly required by the Pentateuch, but was considered a requirement by scribal interpretation (cf. Deut. 14:22–23). Jesus condemned
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mint
Mint. This name occurs only in Matt. 23:23 and Luke 11:42, as one of those herbs and tithe of which the Jews were most scrupulously exact in paying. The horse mint, M. Sylvestris, and several other species of mint are common in Syria.Mint.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Mint
Mint(Gr. heduosmon, i.e., “having a sweet smell”), one of the garden herbs of which the Pharisees paid tithes (Matt. 23:23; Luke 11:42). It belongs to the labiate family of plants. The species most common in Syria is the Mentha sylvestris, the wild mint, which grows much larger than the garden mint
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Mint
Mintmint, a strongly scented herb used in cooking, medicinally as a carminitive and stomachic, and on floors of synagogues as an air-freshener. In Matt. 23:23 and Luke 11:42, paying tithes on inexpensive mint symbolizes attention to details of ritual law as opposed to the ‘weightier matters … justice
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MINT
MINT<mint> ([ἡδύοσμον, heduosmon]): Mentioned (Mt 23:23; Lk 11:42) as one of the small things which were tithed. The cultivated variety (Mentha piperita), “peppermint,” was doubtless primarily intended, but the wild Mentha silvestris or horsemint, which flourishes all over the mountains of Palestine,
Compton’s Encyclopedia
mint
mintWild mint (Mentha arvensis).G.E. Hyde—NHPA/EB Inc.Fragrant perennial herbs of the Mentha genus, including peppermint and spearmint, are called mint. In addition to those 25 species, certain related herbs, such as oregano, marjoram, rosemary, and thyme (although not popularly called mint), are
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Mint
Mint. This word occurs only in Matt. 23:23 and Luke 11:42 as the designation of one of those herbs the tithe of which the Pharisees were scrupulously exact in paying. The horse-mint is very common in Syria.
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