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Morrish Bible Dictionary
ereb. Supposed to be the Salix Babylonica. Its boughs were used at the Feast of Tabernacles, a season of joy; but at the captivity and since, it is a symbol of sorrow. It was on such that the captives hung their harps when in captivity, of which the Psalmist spoke prophetically. Leviticus 23:40; Job 40:22; Psalm 137:2; Isaiah 15:7; Isaiah 44:4 . In Ezekiel 17:5 the word is tsaphtsaphah, supposed by some to be the Arabic safsÃ¢f, a willow or osier which grows by the water.
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Willow'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/w/willow.html. 1897.