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Pomegranate
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pomegranate
Pomegranate A plant in the myrtle family of trees. The fruit was eaten, squeezed for juice and used in Israelite rituals (Exod 28:33–34; 1 Kgs 7:20).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pomegranate
Pomegranate [Heb. rimmôn; Akk. armannu; Gk. rhóa, kṓdōn]. The many references are to one of the most characteristic Near Eastern trees, the Punica granatum L. Native to Persia and India, it was grown in Palestine at an early period. See Plate 58.Core-formed vase in the shape of a pomegranate.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pomegranate
pomegranate (Punica granatum), a small tree whose bright red fruit resembles an apple. Its hard shiny rind encloses a pulp of fleshy seeds, the juice of which is especially refreshing in a hot environment (Song of Sol. 8:2; Deut. 8:8). The beautiful round fruit was a common decorative motif used on the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pomegranate
PomegranatePunica granatum, a small tree (Heb. rimmôn) which usually resembles a rounded bush but can sometimes grow fairly large (cf. 1 Sam. 14:2). One of the seven species associated with the Promised Land (Deut. 8:8), its fruit is red with a crownlike calix, about the size of an orange. Dye from
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pomegranate
Pomegranate (Heb. rimmôn). Punica granatum L., a small semitropical tree or shrub and its fruit. Although not native to Palestine but to Persia and the surrounding countries, pomegranates were already present in Palestine when the Israelites entered the land (Deut. 8:8). The dissemination of the tree
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Pomegranate
Pomegranate. The pomegranate tree, Punica granatum, derives its name from the Latin pomum granatum, “grained apple.” The Romans gave it the name of Punica, as the tree was introduced from Carthage. It belongs to the natural order Myrtaceæ (Myrtle), being, however, rather a tall bush than a tree. The
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Pomegranate
POMEGRANATE. Representations of pomegranates, in blue, purple, and scarlet, ornamented the hem of the robe of the ephod (Ex. 28:33–34; see High Priest, Dress of), and carved figures of the pomegranate adorned the tops of the pillars in Solomon’s Temple (which see). The “spiced wine … from the juice of
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Pomegranate
Pomegranatei.e., “grained apple” (pomum granatum), Heb. rimmon. Common in Egypt (Num. 20:5) and Palestine (13:23; Deut. 8:8). The Romans called it Punicum malum, i.e., Carthaginian apple, because they received it from Carthage. It belongs to the myrtle family of trees. The withering of the pomegranate
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Pomegranate
Pomegranatepomegranate (Punica granatum), a small tree whose bright red fruit resembles an apple. Its hard shiny rind encloses a pulp of fleshy seeds, the juice of which is especially refreshing in a hot environment (Song of Sol. 8:2; Deut. 8:8). The beautiful round fruit was a common decorative motif
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
POMEGRANATE
POMEGRANATE<pom’-gran-at>, <pom-gran’-at>, <pum’-gran-at> ([רמּוֹן, rimmon] (tree and fruit); the Hebrew name is similar to the Arabic, Aramaic and Ethiopic; [ῥόα, rhoa]):
Compton’s Encyclopedia
pomegranate
pomegranateBecause of the remarkable abundance of its seeds, the pomegranate has long been a symbol of fertility. According to Greek legend Persephone, daughter of the goddess of agriculture, was forced to spend four months of every year in the underworld because she had eaten one seed of the pomegranate.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Punic Apple
Pu′nic Apple. A pomegranate; so called because it is the pomum or “apple” belonging to the genus Pu′nica.
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