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chabatstseleth. The bride in the Canticles calls herself a 'rose of Sharon'; and when God again brings the Jews into blessing "the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose." Song of Solomon 2:1; Isaiah 35:1 . Roses grow in Palestine, but it is generally agreed that the above Hebrew word does not refer to the rose, but implies a bulbous plant, and it may be the lily, the crocus, or the narcissus. The R.V. has in the margin the 'autumn crocus.'

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

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