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lo'-tus (tse'elim; the King James Version shady trees): The trees under which behemoth (the "hippopotams") rests; "He lieth under the lotus-trees," "The lotus-trees cover him with their shade" (Job 40:21, 22). The Arabic equivalent is the dom tree, Zizyphus lotus, a species of jujube tree (Natural Order Rhamneae); it has many spines and small globular fruit a little bigger than a pea. It is common in the Jordan valley. This plant has nothing to do with the Egyptian lotus.


Strong's Hebrew
6628. tseelim -- (a kind of) lotus
... 6627, 6628. tseelim. 6629 . (a kind of) lotus. Transliteration: tseelim
Phonetic Spelling: (tseh'-el) Short Definition: plants. ...
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The Finding of Moses
... procession came winding down from the palace towards the river, as the princess
in her gorgeous robes made her way to bathe in the pool of the lotus flowers. ...
/.../steedman/the babe in the bulrushes/the finding of moses.htm

The Coming of the Pharaoh
... Mendes and Tanis. The boats were high-riding, graceful and finished at head and
stern with sheaves of carved lotus. Hull and superstructure ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xiii the coming of.htm

Under Ban of the Ritual
... Tiny profile figures, quaint borders of lotus and mystic inscriptions trailed after
the swift reed in multitudinous and bewildering succession. ...
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The Big Road
... Thibet nearing the end of their long pilgrimage to the famous holy mountain Wutai,
where each one hopes to be granted the vision of the famous opening lotus. ...
/.../cable/the fulfilment of a dream of pastor hsis/chapter ii the big road.htm

Life in the Villages
... All was fresh and delightful to me and brimful of interest, from the hour when I
rode through the city gate, passed the great tanks of lotus bloom to the edge ...
/.../cable/the fulfilment of a dream of pastor hsis/chapter v life in the.htm

The Heir to the Throne
... above a man's height. It was massively carved with colossal sheaves of
lotus-blooms and sword-like palm-leaves. Columns of great ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter v the heir to.htm

The Love of Rameses
... The great loteform pillars supporting the porch were festooned with lotus
flowers, and the approaches were strewn with palm-leaves. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xxv the love of.htm

The Son of the Murket
... Aromatic torches flaring in sconces lighted the friezes of lotus, the painted paneling
on the walls, and the clustered pillars that upheld the ceiling of the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xvii the son of.htm

Of Cleanness of Mind
... Who may truly say, I am clean from sin?' Truly none in this life; for as Job says:
Si lotus fuero aquis nivis, et effulserint velut munditiae manus meae, tamen ...
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Ep. V.
... thirsting in the midst of waters, and that pitiable feast with nothing to eat, to
which we were invited from Cappadocia, not as to a Lotus-eater's poverty, but ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/cyril/select letters of saint gregory nazianzen/ep v.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum, the American lotus; and Nymphaea Lotus and N. caerulea, the respectively white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient monuments.

2. (n.) The lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain (Zizyphus Lotus), the fruit of which is mildly sweet. It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all desire to return to it.

3. (n.) The lote, or nettle tree. See Lote.

4. (n.) A genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover.

5. (n.) An ornament much used in Egyptian architecture, generally asserted to have been suggested by the Egyptian water lily.

Lotus (2 Occurrences)
... lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt,
and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum, the American lotus; and Nymphaea ...
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Lotus-bushes (2 Occurrences)
Lotus-bushes. Lotus, Lotus-bushes. Lotuses . Multi-Version Concordance
Lotus-bushes (2 Occurrences). Job 40:21 He lieth ...
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Lotus-trees (2 Occurrences)
Lotus-trees. Lotuses, Lotus-trees. Loud . Multi-Version Concordance
Lotus-trees (2 Occurrences). Job 40:21 He lieth ...
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Lily (9 Occurrences)
... Some interpret it, with much probability, as denoting in the Old Testament
the water-lily (Nymphoea lotus of Linn.), or lotus (Cant. ...
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Marsh (4 Occurrences)
... Can the flag grow without water?" and in Job 40:21 (of the behemoth), "He lieth
under the lotus-trees, In the covert of the reed, and the fen (bitstsah)." In 1 ...
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Behemoth (1 Occurrence)
... "He lieth under the lotus-trees, In the covert of the reed, and the fen.
The lotus-trees cover him with their shade; The willows ...
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Trees (179 Occurrences)
... EWG Masterman. LOTUS TREES. lo'-tus (tse'elim; the King James Version shady
trees): The trees under which behemoth (the "hippopotams ...
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Thorn (30 Occurrences)
... branches of this tree. It overruns a great part of the Jordan valley. It
is sometimes called the lotus-tree. "The thorns are long ...
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Lot's (5 Occurrences)

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Lotuses (1 Occurrence)

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Bible Concordance
Lotus (2 Occurrences)

Job 40:21 He lies under the lotus trees, in the covert of the reed, and the marsh.

Job 40:22 The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.



Lotus Trees

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Thorn (30 Occurrences)

Lot's (5 Occurrences)

Lotuses (1 Occurrence)

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Reeds (27 Occurrences)

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Shadowing (3 Occurrences)

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Loud (222 Occurrences)

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