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Oak

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There are four Hebrew words so translated, but they are all apparentlyfrom the same root, signifying 'strong, hardy,' and are mostly applied to the oak, which lives to a great age. Three species of the Quercus are known in Palestine, the pseudo-coccifera, aegilops, and infectoria. It is symbolical of strength, and affords shade from the heat of the sun. Genesis 35:8 ; Joshua 24:26 ; Isaiah 1:29 ; Isaiah 2:13 ; Ezekiel 27:6 ; Hosea 4:13 ; Amos 2:9 ; Zechariah 11:2 . The word elah is judged to refer to the terebinth (pistacia terebinthus), though generally translated oak. Genesis 35:4 ; Judges 6:11,19 ; 2 Samuel 18:9-14 ; 1 Kings 13:14 ; 1 Chronicles 10:12 ; Isaiah 1:30 ; Ezekiel 6:13 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Oak '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/o/oak.html. 1897.

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