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A tree sometimes found in the wilderness. It has long, feathery branches and tufts with very small leaves (Gen 21:33; 1 Sam 22:6; Jer 17:6).
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
tamarisk (Heb. ’eshel), a tree or shrub of the genus Tamarix. Tolerating sandy and even saline soils, this drought-resistant tree grows in deserts as well as in watered places, near streams and marshes. It is an evergreen with tiny, jointed, grey-green, needlelike leaves, which give it a feathery appearance.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
TamariskTwelve species of the tamarisk (genus Tamarix;Heb. ʿēšel) are found in or near Palestine. They are found in the thickets of Jordan, in the swamps of the Dead Sea, and along the coastal plains of the Negeb and Sinai. One species can grow to a height of 60 m. (20 ft.); it has small leaves and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tamarisk [tămˊə rĭsk] (Heb. ˒ēšel). A shrub or small tree of the genus Tamarix, several species of which are found from the Nile to the Euphrates. Some are desert plants; others can be found along the seashore and rivers. Tamarisks usually have bluish-green scalelike leaves that cover the long,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
TAMARISK TREE (Gen. 21:33; 1 Sam. 22:6; 31:13). A tree planted by Abraham at Beersheba when he “called on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God.” With its long life, hard wood, and evergreen leaves, this tree was a type of the ever-enduring grace of the faithful, covenant-keeping God. See also Vegetable
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Tamarisk—Heb. ‘eshel (Gen. 21:33; 1 Sam. 22:6; 31:13, in the R.V.; but in A.V., “grove,” “tree”); Arab. asal. Seven species of this tree are found in Palestine. It is a “very graceful tree, with long feathery branches and tufts closely clad with the minutest of leaves, and surmounted in spring with spikes
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Tamarisktamarisk (genus Tamarix), a tree or shrub referred to in Hebrew as eshel. Tolerating sandy and even saline soils, this drought-resistant tree grows in deserts as well as in watered places, near streams and marshes. The tamarisk is a graceful evergreen with tiny, jointed, grey-green, needlelike
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Tamarisk, from a Hebrew word meaning to cleanse, so called from its abstersive qualities. The Romans wreathed the brows of criminals with tamarisk. The Arabs make cakes called manna of the hardened juice extracted from this tree.
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