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Tree (Plant)
Bush • Fruit trees • Log • Tree • Trees • Wood
Dictionaries
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Log
log.1 The smallest Hebrew measure of capacity, about two-thirds of a pint. See also weights and measures.2 A piece of wood, usually the trunk portion of a tree (cf. Matt. 7:3). See also beam.
Trees
trees. In the ancient Near East, scrub forests of oak and terebinth covered portions of the central hill country, Galilee, and Gilead, and solitary specimens or groves dotted the hills and valleys. Willows formed thickets along the Jordan (Jer. 12:5) and flourished by perennial streams. Tamarisks marked
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Trees
TREES. Comments in the article on *Plants concerning the uncertainty of identifications apply equally to the trees.Trees and timber are frequently mentioned in the Bible. The Holy Land itself can never have been thickly afforested, though woodlands are known to have occurred in areas now devoid of trees.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Trees
TreesBotanically speaking, any woody perennial plant with one main stem or trunk and at least 3 m. (10 ft.) tall. Woody plants less than 3 m. tall are shrubs. At least 51 Hebrew and 12 Greek terms have been identified in the Bible as referring to specific types of woody plants or trees. This number
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tree
Tree (Heb. ˓ēṣ; Aram. ˒îlān; Gk. déndron, xýlon). Palestine enjoys a varied climate, soil, and elevation, all of which provide a suitable location for a large variety of trees. These included in biblical times acacia, almond, apple, cedar, cypress, fir, oak, palm, pine, plane, poplar, sycamore,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Tree
TREE (Heb. ˓ēṣ; Gk. dendron). Trees in Palestine, as elsewhere, were objects of beauty and utility (Ps. 1:3).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Trees
Treestrees, prized and sometimes venerated in ancient Palestine. Scrub forests of oak and terebinth covered portions of the central hill country, Galilee and Gilead, while solitary specimens or groves dotted the hills and valleys. Willows formed thickets along the Jordan (Jer. 12:5) and flourished
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Tree, Trees
Tree, TreesThe special status of trees (even individual trees) in the Bible is explainable partly by the fact that the Palestinian world is arid, with trees scarce. Buildings made from wood are not the norm (as in the Western world) but a luxury. In such a world, even the planting of a single tree (Gen
Compton’s Encyclopedia
tree
treeMost people love trees for their beauty, but trees are valuable in many practical ways, too. For many centuries, the seafaring peoples of the world used trees to make their ships. Wood from trees provides fuel and lumber for houses, furniture, and tools. From wood pulp are made some textiles, paper,
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Green Tree
Green Tree. If they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry? (Luke 23:31.) If the righteous can find no justice in man, what must not the unrighteous expect? If innocent men are condemned to death, what hope can the guilty have? If green wood burns so readily, dry wood would
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Tree
TREE (ξύλον, Lat. lignum, arbor).—A poetic name for the Cross (Ac 5:30, 10:39, 13:29, 1 P 2:24; cf. Gal 3:13; nowhere in Gospels). The name no doubt originated in the practice (cf. Jos 10:26) of employing a tree in case of haste for the purpose of crucifixion* (cf. gallows-tree), but in mediæval times
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Trees
TreesWoody plants include trees, shrubs, and vines. Trees are characteristically more than fifteen feet in height and have a single, well-defined trunk. Shrubs, in contrast, typically have several stems and are less than fifteen feet tall. Woody vines are slender plants that require support. Trees provide