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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Oil
Oil. Substance most commonly produced from the olive berry, although the word could also apply to oil of myrrh (Est 2:12). Oil was used primarily in cooking, but additionally as a cosmetic for anointing the body, for medicinal purposes, as a source of light, for the anointing of kings and priests, and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Oil
OIL Substance most commonly produced from the olive berry, although the word could also apply to oil of myrrh (Est 2:12). Oil was used primarily in cooking, but additionally as a cosmetic for anointing the body, for medicinal purposes, as a source of light, for anointing kings and priests, and in religious
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Oil
oil, in the Bible, olive oil. Oil of varying qualities was produced at different stages of production. The best oil—beaten oil (cf. 1 Kings 4:11)—was produced by placing olives that had been crushed (e.g., by treading on them, Mic. 6:15) in baskets and letting the oil drip through. An oil of a lesser
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Oil
OIL. Mineral oil or petroleum was unknown in biblical times.Olive oil, however, was an important product in the OT economy and also for people of NT times. The olives were picked before ripening fully. While some might fall early, the main crop would be harvested in September and October. After gathering
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Oil
OIL. Unless cosmetic ointments (Ru. 3:3; 2 Sa. 14:2; Ps. 104:15) or oil of myrrh (Est. 2:12) are indicated, all other biblical references to oil are to the expressed product of the *olive fruit. The abundance of olive-trees (Olea europaea) in ancient Palestine enabled a flourishing trade in oil to be
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ointment
Oil, OintmentMost of the oil noted in the Bible is olive oil. Extracting the oil from the berry varied from place to place and time to time. Yet the basics are clear. Olives were harvested between September and December. Earlier in the season olives were green; later the olive turned black and the oil
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ointment
OIL (Heb. šemen, yiṣhār; Amar mešaḥ; Gk. élaion), OINTMENT (Heb. merqāḥaṯ; Gk. mýron).† A fluid applied to the skin to prevent its desiccation in hot, dry climates, sometimes also mixed with aromatic substances to make perfume. Olive oil, the most common oil in Palestine, is also
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Oil
OIL Vegetable oil was already known in early periods, but the most common oil in biblical times was extracted from olives. Olives intended for this purpose were left on the tree to ripen fully, until they became black. The fruit was then shaken down with long wooden sticks and conveyed to the olive press
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Oil
OIL יצהרI. The term yiṣhar describes the quality of oil as ‘shining’, and denotes oil freshly-pressed. This term for oil is used almost exclusively in OT in variations of the formula ‘corn, new wine and oil’ 22 times, sometimes within a longer list of commodities. The usage is always distinctive, falling
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Oil
OIL Olive oil was by far the most common oil in the ancient Mediterranean world, since the olive tree (Olea europaea) was abundant in many areas, including Palestine (Deut 7:13, 11:14, 31:12, 33:24; 2 Kgs 18:32; Jer 31:11; Joel 2:19). The oil was created by pressing olives in mills of various sizes (Exod
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Oil
Oil. Of the numerous substances, animal and vegetable, which were known to the ancients as yielding oil, the olive berry is the one of which most frequent mention is made in the Scriptures.1. Gathering.—The olive berry was either gathered by hand or shaken off carefully with a light reed or stick. 2.
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