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rothem. This is supposed to refer, not to the juniper (see HEATH), but to the Arabic ratam, the Retama raetam, a 'broom' that grows twelve feet high, under which a person could sit for shelter. 1 Kings 19:4,5 . In Job 30:4 reference is made to its roots being used for food by the poor. Its roots were also burnt for charcoal, and Psalm 120:4 says that sharp arrows of the mighty with coals of juniper were to be applied to a false tongue.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Juniper, '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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