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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Willow,

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ereb. Supposed to be the Salix Babylonica. Its boughs were used at the Feast of Tabernacles, a season of joy; but at the captivity and since, it is a symbol of sorrow. It was on such that the captives hung their harps when in captivity, of which the Psalmist spoke prophetically. Leviticus 23:40 ; Job 40:22 ; Psalm 137:2 ; Isaiah 15:7 ; Isaiah 44:4 . In Ezekiel 17:5 the word is tsaphtsaphah, supposed by some to be the Arabic safsâf, a willow or osier which grows by the water.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Willow, '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/w/willow.html. 1897.

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Monday, August 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20
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