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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Fir

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Fir. Isaiah 14:8; Ezekiel 27:5; etc. As the term "cedar" is in all probability applicable to more than one tree, so also "fir" in the Authorized Version represents probably one or other of the following trees:

1. Pinus sylvestris, or Scotch fir;

2. Larch;

3. Cupressus sempervirens, or cypress,

all which are at this day found in the Lebanon. The wood of the fir was used for ship-building, Ezekiel 27:5, for musical instruments, 2 Samuel 6:5, for beams and rafters of houses. 1 Kings 5:8; 1 Kings 5:10; 2 Chronicles 2:8. It was a tall evergreen tree of vigorous growth.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Fir'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/f/fir.html. 1901.

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