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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LEEKS

leks (chatsir; ta prasa): This word, elsewhere translated "grass," is in Numbers 11:5 rendered "leeks" in all the ancient VSS, on account of its association with garlic and onions; such a use of the word occurs in the Talmud The leek (Allium porrum) is much grown today in Palestine, while in ancient Egypt this vegetable was renowned.

Strong's Hebrew
2682. chatsir -- green grass, herbage
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition green grass, herbage NASB Word Usage
grass (19), leeks (1), plant (1). grass, hay, herb, leek. ...
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The Panoply of God
... tastes are developed which makes the poison sweetness of evil unsavoury, and just
as the Israelites hungered for the strong, coarse-smelling leeks and garlic ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/the panoply of god.htm

Heaven's Nurse Children
... The grace to eat the paschal lamb, to strike the blood upon the lintel, and to gird
up the loins, and leave the land of leeks, and garlic, and onions, is given ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/heavens nurse children.htm

Morality and Doctrine
... is nothing in nature which has not been serviceable in taking His place; the stars,
the heavens, earth, the elements, plants, cabbages, leeks, animals, insects ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pascal/pensees/section vii morality and doctrine.htm

Proceeding to the History of Israel, Tertullian Shows that ...
... here have come into our mind the fish which in Egypt we were wont to eat freely,
and the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the ...
/.../chapter v proceeding to the history.htm

Christ Our Passover
... by the heat and frozen by the snows, yet we have never since that time gone back
to Egypt; although our hearts may sometimes have desired the leeks, the onions ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 2 1856/christ our passover.htm

The Manna
... five thousand. The palates, unaccustomed to the stinging savours of the
garlic and the leeks of Egypt, loathed the light bread. And ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the manna.htm

The System of the Egyptians, which is Appointed for the Daily ...
... expended among them in preparing food or in cooking, as they so largely make use
of dried and uncooked food, [780] and among them the leaves of leeks cut each ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxii the system of.htm

Unbelieving Belief
... 'Give us the leeks and garlics of Egypt,' said the Hebrews in the wilderness; 'our
soul loatheth this light bread.' So it is with many of us; we do not want God ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/unbelieving belief.htm

Description of the Symbol of the Hands among the Manich├Žans.
... How then can relief be given to the divine part contained in lettuce and leeks,
unless some one pull them and bring them to the saints to be purified. ...
/.../chapter 17 name of the.htm

Prosperity under Persecution
... They seemed greatly to have appreciated what they afterwards called the luxuries
of the land"the leeks, the garlics, the onions, the melons, and the cucumbers ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/prosperity under persecution.htm

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Leeks

(Heb. chatsir). The leek was a bulbous vegetable resembling the onion. Its botanical name is Allium porrum. The Israelites in the wilderness longed for the leeks and onions of Egypt. (Numbers 11:5) The word chatsir , which in (Numbers 11:5) is translated leeks , occurs twenty times in the Hebrew text. The Hebrew term, which properly denotes grass , is derived from a root signifying "to be green," and may therefore stand in this passage for any green food --lettuce, endive, etc.; it would thus be applied somewhat in the same manner as we use the term "greens;" yet as the chatsir is mentioned together with onions and garlic in the text, and as the most ancient versions unanimously understand leeks by the Hebrew word, we may be satisfied with our own translation.

Thesaurus
Leeks (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia LEEKS. leks (chatsir; ta ... vegetable was
renowned. Multi-Version Concordance Leeks (1 Occurrence). ...
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Leek
... Allium porrum), rendered "grass" in 1 Kings 18:5, 2 Kings 19:26, Job 40:15, etc.;
"herb" in Job 8:12; "hay" in Proverbs 27:25, and Isaiah 15:6; "leeks" only in ...
/l/leek.htm - 7k

Grass (92 Occurrences)
... fades under the scorching sun, it is used as an image of the brevity of human life
(Isaiah 40:6, 7; Psalm 90:5). In Numbers 11:5 this word is rendered "leeks.". ...
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Food (2953 Occurrences)
... melons. leeks. onions ... time. Onions (betsalim), garlic (shummim) and leeks
(chatsir) are still much used in Palestine as in Egypt. ...
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Lees (3 Occurrences)

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Onions (1 Occurrence)
... Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers,
and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic; (WEB KJV ...
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Garlic (1 Occurrence)
... Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers,
and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic; (WEB KJV ...
/g/garlic.htm - 8k

Garlick (1 Occurrence)
... Numbers 11:5 We have remembered the fish which we do eat in Egypt for nought, the
cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick ...
/g/garlick.htm - 6k

Wont (19 Occurrences)
... Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt for nought; the cucumbers,
and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic: (See JPS ...
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Tablets (31 Occurrences)
... She filled her basket with tablets and went home. How many she had already pulverized
and grown into leeks and cucumbers and melons will never be known. ...
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Bible Concordance
Leeks (1 Occurrence)

Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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Leeks

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