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Sycamore Tree

People's Dictionary of the Bible

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Sycamore Tree. The tree so called in Scripture is not the sycamore of this country, which is a species of maple. It rather belongs to the genus Ficus, and may be identified with the Ficus sycomoris, or sycamore fig. It to common both in Egypt and Syria. It is a tender tree, flourishing in sandy plains and warm valleys, but is not hardy enough for the mountain, and would be killed by a sharp frost. Psalms 78:47. It is lofty and wide-spreading, often planted by the wayside, over which its arms extend, just adapted to the purpose for which Zaccheus selected it. Luke 19:4. The sycamore yields several crops of figs in the year, which grow on short stems along the trunk and large branches. These figs are often small and insipid. Amos 7:14.

Bibliography Information
Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Sycamore Tree'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​s/sycamore-tree.html. 1893.
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