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Palm tree
Palm • Palm-Tree • Palms
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Palm Tree
Palm Tree [Heb. tāmār; Gk. phoínix]. The many references to palm trees are unquestionably to the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.), one of the most characteristic trees of the Orient. The date palm ranges extensively from India to North Africa and is the principal desert foodplant. In oriental architecture
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
palm (Phoenix dactylifera), a tall, slender tree whose leaves fan out at the top like a plume. The botanical name, Phoenix, is derived from “Phoenicia.” The palm is especially hardy in arid environments, since it has deep taproots that effectively seek out the water table. This enables it to live a long
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Palm Tree
Palm TreeThe date palm (Heb. tāmār, timōrâ; Gk. phoɩ́nix), a magnificent, tall tree that grows abundantly in the Near East. Its large leaves radiate from the top of a single trunk that can grow to more than 15 m. (50 ft.) tall. Date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L.) grow well in hot conditions in saline
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Palm Tree
Palm Tree (Heb. tāmār, timōrâ; Gk. phoínix). The date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). Consisting of a branchless trunk, it reaches a height of 18–24 m. (60–80 ft.) when mature, with a crown of dark green pinnate leaves (referred to as “branches” in the Bible) measuring 3–6 m. (10–20 ft.)
Catholic Bible Dictionary
PALM The date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) is found in abundance throughout the Middle East, from Mesopotamia across Palestine and into Egypt. In Palestine, its growth is limited to the coastal plain and the Jordan Valley, around Jericho (which is called the “city of palms,” Deut 34:3; 2 Chr 28:15). Palm
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Palm tree
Palm tree (Heb. tâmâr). Under this generic term many species are botanically included; but we have here only to do with the date palm, the Phœnix dactylifera of Linnæus. While this tree was abundant generally in the Levant, it was regarded by the ancients as peculiarly characteristic of Palestine and
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Palm tree
Palm tree(Heb. tamar), the date-palm characteristic of Palestine. It is described as “flourishing” (Ps. 92:12), tall (Cant. 7:7), “upright” (Jer. 10:5). Its branches are a symbol of victory (Rev. 7:9). “Rising with slender stem 40 or 50, at times even 80, feet aloft, its only branches, the feathery,
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Palmpalm (Phoenix dactylifera), a tall, slender tree whose leaves fan out at the top like a plume. The date is its much-consumed fruit. The palm is especially hardy in arid environments since it has deep tap roots that effectively seek out the water table. This enables it to live a long life, bearing
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Palm Tree
Palm TreeThe palm tree has a distinctive look. It has a long, slender trunk with foliage only at the very top. It also has deep, water-seeking roots. Because of the latter characteristic, it thrives in an oasis environment.Certain geographical locations are associated with palm trees. The Israelites
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PALM TREE<pam’-tre> ([תָּמָר, tamar], same as the Aramaic and Ethiopic, but in Arabic = “date”; [φοίνιξ, phoinix] (Exodus 15:27; Leviticus 23:40; Numbers 33:9; Deuteronomy 34:3; Judges 1:16; 3:13; 2 Chronicles 28:15; Nehemiah 8:15; Psalm 92:12; Song 7:7 f; Joel 1:12); [תֹּמֶר‎,
Compton’s Encyclopedia
palmAmong the most useful of all plants, palms furnish food, shelter, clothing, fuel, building materials, starch, oils, and a host of minor products for peoples of the tropics. Palms are tall and stately in appearance and are often planted as ornamentals. The 18th-century Swedish naturalist Carolus
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