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shiqmah, συκομωραία. This is a tree large enough for a man to rest in its branches, as Zacchaeus did. Luke 19:4 . It was known in Egypt, and was plentiful in Palestine. Amos was a 'gatherer of sycamore fruit.' David had a special overseer of such trees. 1 Kings 10:27; 1 Chronicles 27:28; Psalm 78:47; Isaiah 9:10; Amos 7:14 . It is supposed to be the sycamore-fig, or fig-mulberry (Ficus sycomorus ). Its wood is very durable. The Egyptian mummy coffins made of it have remained sound after the entombment of thousands of years.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Sycamore'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​s/sycamore.html. 1897.
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