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Cucumber

Fausset's Bible Dictionary

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A product abounding in Egypt, a variety of which, the Cucurtis chafe , is "the queen of cucumbers" (Hasselquist). A variety of the melon; hence the Israelites pined for this Egyptian dainty in the wilderness (Numbers 11:5). Qishu , from qaasha' "to be hard," it being an indigestible food. Tristram observed quantities of the common cucumber in Palestine. Isaiah 1:8; "a lodge (a lonely box for watching in against depredations) in a garden of cucumbers," so solitary was Zion to be, as such a lodge when deserted and wrecked by the winds, the poles fallen or leaning every way, and the green boughs which had shaded it scattered.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Cucumber'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fbd/​c/cucumber.html. 1949.
 
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