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Caperberry

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A fruit—capparis spinosa —thought to increase sexual powers and used by Ecclesiastes to symbolize the dying physical desire of the aging (Ecclesiastes 12:5 NAS). Most modern translations omit the symbolism of the Hebrew and translate, “desire.”


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Caperberry'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/c/caperberry.html. 1991.

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11
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