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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaALMUG; ALGUM
al'-gum, ('algummim (2 Chronicles 2:8; 2 Chronicles 9:10); ('almuggim, 1 Kings 10:11)): It is generally supposed that these two names refer to one kind of tree, the consonants being transposed as is not uncommon in Semitic words. Solomon sent to Hiram, king of Tyre, saying, "Send me also cedar-trees, fir-trees, and algum-trees, out of Lebanon" (2 Chronicles 2:8). In 1 Kings 10:11 it is said that the navy of Hiram "that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug-trees and precious stones." In the parallel passage in 2 Chronicles 9:10 it is said that "algum-trees and precious stones" were brought. From this wood "the king made. pillars for the house of Yahweh, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for the singers: there came no such almug-trees, nor were seen, unto this day" (1 Kings 10:12). The wood was evidently very precious and apparently came from East Asia-unless we suppose from 2 Chronicles 2:8 that it actually grew on Lebanon, which is highly improbable; it was evidently a fine, close grained wood, suitable for carving. Tradition says that this was the famous sandal wood, which was in ancient times put to similar uses in India and was all through the ages highly prized for its color, fragrance, durability and texture. It is the wood of a tree, Pterocar pussantalinus (N.D. Santalaceae), which grows to a height of 25 to 30 feet; it is a native of the mountains of Malabar.
Strong's Hebrew418. algummim -- perhaps a sandalwood tree
... 417, 418. algummim. 419 . perhaps a sandalwood tree. Transliteration: algummim
Phonetic Spelling: (al-goom-meem') Short Definition: algum. ... algum trees. ...
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ATS Bible DictionaryAlgum
The same as ALMUG, which see.
Easton's Bible Dictionary(2 Chronicles 2:8; 9:10, 11), the same as almug (1 Kings 10:11).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Same as Almug.
ThesaurusAlgum (3 Occurrences)
... ii. 8; 1 Kx 11). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ALMUG; ALGUM. al ... EWG Masterman.
Multi-Version Concordance Algum (3 Occurrences). 2 ...
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Algum-trees (3 Occurrences)
Almug (2 Occurrences)
Sandal-wood (5 Occurrences)
Algumwood (1 Occurrence)
Trees (179 Occurrences)
Lyres (21 Occurrences)
Logs (12 Occurrences)
Fir-trees (11 Occurrences)
Terraces (9 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceAlgum (3 Occurrences)
2 Chronicles 2:8 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon; for I know that your servants know how to cut timber in Lebanon: and behold, my servants shall be with your servants,
2 Chronicles 9:10 The servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.
2 Chronicles 9:11 The king made of the algum trees terraces for the house of Yahweh, and for the king's house, and harps and stringed instruments for the singers: and there were none like these seen before in the land of Judah.
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