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(1) 'eshel (Genesis 21:33, the King James Version "grove," margin "tree"; 1 Samuel 22:6, the King James Version "tree," margin "grove"; 1 Samuel 31:13, the King James Version "tree"). The Revised Version (British and American) translation is due to the similarity of 'eshel to the Arabic 'athl, "the tamarisk."

(2) ar`ar (Jeremiah 17:6 margin (compare Jeremiah 48:6), English Versions of the Bible "heath" (which see)).

The tamarisk (Tamarix, with various species in Palestine, chiefly T. Syriaca) is a very characteristic tree of Palestine, especially in the Maritime Plain, near the sea itself, and in the Jordan Valley. Eight species are described. They are characterized by their brittle, feathery branches and by their tiny scale-like leaves. Some varieties flourish not infrequently in salty soil unsuited to any ordinary vegetation.

E. W. G. Masteran

Strong's Hebrew
815. eshel -- a tamarisk tree
... 814, 815. eshel. 816 . a tamarisk tree. Transliteration: eshel Phonetic
Spelling: (ay'-shel) Short Definition: tree. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/815.htm - 5k

Under Ban of the Ritual
... Palm and tamarisk, acacia and rose-shrub, jasmine and purple mimosa made a
multi-tinted jungle about a shadowy pool in which a white heron stood knee-deep. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter ii under ban of.htm

Version ii.
... they went on, and as they drew nigh to the city, about three furlongs from it, they
found a great tree having three hundred branches, like to a tamarisk tree. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/unknown/the testament of abraham/version ii.htm

The Early Training of a Race.
... of this South Country. They then gather the gum that exudes from the tamarisk
tree or the lichens from the rocks. From these they ...
/.../kent/the making of a nation/study xi the early training.htm

Compassion for Souls
... her boy, she did so; when she could do so no longer, he swooned with weakness, and
she laid him down beneath the slight shade of the desert tamarisk, that he ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/compassion for souls.htm

... Upon the white horizon Atho's peak Weltered in burning haze; all airs were dead;
The cicale slept among the tamarisk's hair; The birds sat dumb and drooping. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/andromeda and other poems/sappho.htm

The Cost of a Lie
... When Saul heard that David and the men with him had been found, he was sitting in
Gibeah, under the tamarisk-tree at the high place, with his spear in his hand ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the cost of a lie.htm

The Rise of the Assyrian Empire
... coffin of Osiris, after it had been thrown into the sea by Typhon, had been thrown
up on the land somewhere near their city at the foot of a tamarisk, and that ...
/.../chapter iithe rise of the.htm

The Nile and Egypt
... The feathery tamarisk[*] and the nabk, the moringa, the carob, or locust tree several
varieties of acacia and mimosa-the sont, the mimosa habbas, the white ...
/.../chapter i the nile and egypt.htm

Choosing the Tens
... A long amphora stood in a tamarisk rack in one corner; a linen napkin hung, pinned
to the tent-cloth, over it; a glazed laver and a small box sat beside it. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter i choosing the tens.htm

The Treasure Cave
... the sand. To the trench he rolled the trunk on the tamarisk cylinders,
and buried all that was left of Athor the Golden. Over the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xx the treasure cave.htm

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Hebrews `eshel (Genesis 21:33; 1 Samuel 22:6; 31:13, in the R.V.; but in A.V., "grove, " "tree"); Arab. asal. Seven species of this tree are found in Palestine. It is a "very graceful tree, with long feathery branches and tufts closely clad with the minutest of leaves, and surmounted in spring with spikes of beautiful pink blosoms, which seem to envelop the whole tree in one gauzy sheet of colour" (Tristram's Nat. Hist.).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Any shrub or tree of the genus Tamarix, the species of which are European and Asiatic. They have minute scalelike leaves, and small flowers in spikes. An Arabian species (T. mannifera) is the source of one kind of manna.
Tamarisk (5 Occurrences)
... manna. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TAMARISK. tam ... vegetation. EWG Masteran.
Multi-Version Concordance Tamarisk (5 Occurrences). Genesis ...
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Tamarisk-tree (3 Occurrences)
Tamarisk-tree. Tamarisk, Tamarisk-tree. Tambour . Multi-Version
Concordance Tamarisk-tree (3 Occurrences). Genesis 21 ...
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Grove (23 Occurrences)
... In 1 Samuel 22:6 and 31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In
all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has ...
/g/grove.htm - 16k

Beersheba (33 Occurrences)
... "Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name
of Yahweh, the Everlasting God" Genesis (Genesis 21:33). ...
/b/beersheba.htm - 22k

Manna (19 Occurrences)
... The manna of the Sinaitic peninsula is an exudation from the "manna-tamarisk"
tree (Tamarix mannifera), the el-tarfah of the Arabs. ...
/m/manna.htm - 21k

Tambour (7 Occurrences)

/t/tambour.htm - 9k

... Another tree which reaches perfection only in the warmer regions of the plain-and
that too in the Jordan valley-is the tamarisk (Arabic athl) of which Post ...
/b/botany.htm - 38k

Wanderings (7 Occurrences)
... Sinai and the Edomite mountains for many days. The acacia, tamarisk and
palm grow in the valleys. At Wady Feiran there are said to ...
/w/wanderings.htm - 40k

Jabesh (21 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). 1 Samuel 31:13 They took their bones,
and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days. ...
/j/jabesh.htm - 14k

Bible Concordance
Tamarisk (5 Occurrences)

Genesis 21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God.

1 Samuel 22:6 Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men who were with him. Now Saul was sitting in Gibeah, under the tamarisk tree in Ramah, with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him.

1 Samuel 31:13 They took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

Jeremiah 17:6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.
(See JPS)

Jeremiah 48:6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.
(See JPS)



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Grove (23 Occurrences)

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Manna (19 Occurrences)

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Wanderings (7 Occurrences)

Jabesh (21 Occurrences)

Willows (5 Occurrences)

Fasted (20 Occurrences)

Tamarask (1 Occurrence)

Beer-sheba (33 Occurrences)

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Bones (98 Occurrences)

Gib'e-ah (45 Occurrences)

Bury (78 Occurrences)

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Buried (125 Occurrences)

Ramah (38 Occurrences)

Burial (25 Occurrences)

Officials (229 Occurrences)

Gibeah (52 Occurrences)

Height (109 Occurrences)

Arabia (9 Occurrences)

Egypt (596 Occurrences)

Fast (157 Occurrences)

Everlasting (192 Occurrences)

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Heath (2 Occurrences)

Tree (245 Occurrences)

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