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Nuts. Nuts are mentioned among the good things of the things, which the sons of Israel were to take, as a present to Joseph in Egypt. Genesis 43:11. There can scarcely be a doubt that the Hebrew word here, denotes the fruit of the pistachio, (Pistacia vera), for which Syria and Palestine have been long famous. In Song of Solomon 6:11, a different Hebrew word is translated "nuts." In all probability, it here refers to the walnut tree. According to Josephus, the walnut tree was formerly common and grew most luxuriantly, around the Lake of Gennesareth.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Nuts'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​sbd/​n/nuts.html. 1901.
 
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