International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBOX-TREE
box'-tre (te'ashshur; Isaiah 41:19; Isaiah 60:13, "boxwood" Ezekiel 27:6): A tree of uncertain identity, which must once have been common in the forests of Lebanon. According to Post (HDB, I, 313), "The only species of box found in Bible lands is Buxus longifolia, which is a shrub from 2 to 3 ft. high. It does not grow South of Mt. Cassius and it is unlikely that it did in historical times."
Strong's Hebrew8391. teashshur -- boxtree
... 8390, 8391. teashshur. 8392 . boxtree. Transliteration: teashshur Phonetic
Spelling: (teh-ash-shoor') Short Definition: cypress. ...
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Smith's Bible DictionaryBoxtree
(Isaiah 41:19; 60:13) A beautiful evergreen growing in many parts of Europe and Asia. Its hard wood is much prized by engravers. The reference in (Isaiah 60:13) is supposed by some to mean a species of cedar.
Easton's Bible Dictionary(Hebrews teashshur), mentioned in Isaiah 60:13; 41:19, was, according to some, a species of cedar growing in Lebanon. The words of Ezek. 27:6 literally translated are, "Thy benches they have made of ivory, the daughter of the ashur tree," i.e., inlaid with ashur wood. The ashur is the box-tree, and accordingly the Revised Version rightly reads "inlaid in box wood." This is the Buxus sempervirens of botanists. It is remarkable for the beauty of its evergreen foliage and for the utility of its hard and durable wood.
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Box-tree (2 Occurrences)
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