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Rue
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rue
Rue. Perennial shrub whose leaves were used for medicinal purposes (Lk 11:42).See Plants.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rue
Rue [Gk. pḗganon]. An herb that, according to Lk. 11:42, was tithed by the Pharisees. The species of rue is perhaps Ruta latifolia Salisb. or R. graveolens L. These shrubs grow to 1.2 m (4 ft) in height and bear grey-green leaves and yellow flowers. The rue has a heavy odor and was used as a condiment,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Rue
RUE* Perennial shrub whose leaves were used for medicinal purposes (Lk 11:42). See Plants.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rue
rue (roo), an herb, Ruta graveolens, used as condiment, medicinal ingredient, and charm component. Paying a tithe on rue (Matt. 23:23) symbolizes scrupulous attention to details of ritual law.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rue
RueA strong-scented perennial herb (Ruta graveolens L.), the green-gray leaves of which produce a bitter etheric oil prized as a purgative and as a condiment (Gk. pḗganon). In NT times this plant was imported from Greece. According to Luke 11:42 Jesus referred to a Pharisaic practice of tithing rue,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rue
Rue (Gk. pḗganon). A strong-scented perennial herb (Ruta graveolens L.), the green-gray leaves of which produce a bitter etheric oil prized as a purgative and as a condiment. In New Testament times this plant was imported from Greece. According to Luke 11:42, Jesus’ referred to a pharisaic practice
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rue
Rue occurs only in Luke 11:42. The rue here spoken of is doubtless the common Ruta graveolens, a shrubby plant about two feet high, of strong medicinal virtues. It is a native of the Mediterranean coasts, and has been found by Hasselquist on Mount Tabor. The Talmud enumerates rue amongst kitchen-herbs,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Rue
Ruea garden herb (Ruta graveolens) which the Pharisees were careful to tithe (Luke 11:42), neglecting weightier matters. It is omitted in the parallel passage of Matt. 23:23. There are several species growing wild in Palestine. It is used for medicinal and culinary purposes. It has a powerful scent,
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Rue
Ruerue (ro̅o̅), an herb, Ruta graveolens, used as condiment, medicinal ingredient, and charm component. It is specified in Luke 11:42 as subject to tithing by Pharisees.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
RUE
RUE<roo> ([πήγανον, peganon]): One of the plants mentioned in Luke 11:42 as subject to tithe: in the parallel passage, Matthew 23:23, anise and cummin are mentioned. Ruta graveolens (Natural Order, Rutaceae) is the official rue, and a very similar species, R. chalepensis, is indigenous. Rue is
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Rue
Rue. The word occurs only in Luke 11:42. It is a shrubby plant, about two feet high, of strong medicinal virtues. In our Lord’s time it was a garden plant and tithable.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Rue
RUE (πήγανον, Ruta graveolens) is a low-growing shrubby plant of the natural order Rutaceæ, and is still cultivated in Palestine. It has a strong, unpleasant smell, and is bitter and pungent to the taste. The ancient Romans made use of the leaves of rue for culinary purposes. An essential oil, which