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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Willows


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are mentioned in (Leviticus 23:40 ; Job 40:22 ; Psalm 137:2 ; Isaiah 44:4 ) With respect to the tree upon which the captive Israelites hung their harps, there can be no doubt that the weeping willow Salix babylonica , is intended. This tree grows abundantly on the banks of the Euphrates, in other parts of Asia as in Palestine. The Hebrew word translated willows is generic, and includes several species of the large family of Salices , which is well represented in Palestine and the Bible lands, such as the Salix alba, S. viminalis (osier), S. aegyptiaca .

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Willows'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/w/willows.html. 1901.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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