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Apples of Sodom

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Found on the shores of the Dead Sea; like a cluster of oranges, yellow to the eye, and soft to the touch; but on pressure they explode with a puff, leaving only shreds of the rind and fibers. The Arabs twist the silk into matches for their guns. Compare Deuteronomy 32:32. The Calotropisprocera , an Indian plant, which thrives in the warm valley of Engedi, but is found scarcely elsewhere in Palestine. Its fruit in winter contains a yellowish dust, of pungent quality. (See WINE OF SODOM)

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Apples of Sodom'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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