Anise
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Anise

This word occurs only in (Matthew 23:23) It is by no means a matter of certainty whether the anise (Pimpinella anisum , Lin.) or the dill (Anethum graveolens) is here intended though the probability is more in favor of the latter plant. "Anise is an annual plant growing to the height of one foot, carries a white flower, and blooms from June till August. The seeds are imported and used in large quantities on account of their aromatic and carminative properties. It grows wild in Egypt, in Syria, Palestine and all parts of the Levant. Among the ancients anise seems to have been a common pot-herb in every garden. Although it is less used in medicine by the moderns than by the ancients, it still retains its former reputation as an excellent stomachic, particularly for delicate women and young children. The Romans chewed it in order to keep up an agreeable moisture in the mouth and to sweeten the breath, while some Orientals still do the same." Dill, a somewhat similar plant, is an annual, bearing small aromatic seeds, used also for cookery and medicine.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Anise

A well-known plant, resembling dill, caraway, etc., but more fragrant. The seeds are kept by apothecaries. The plant mentioned in Matthew 23:23 was no doubt the dill, which grows in Palestine, and was tithed by the Jews.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
This word is found only in Matthew 23:23. It is the plant commonly known by the name of dill, the Peucedanum graveolens of the botanist. This name dill is derived from a Norse word which means to soothe, the plant having the carminative property of allaying pain. The common dill, the Anethum graveolens, is an annual growing wild in the cornfields of Spain and Portugal and the south of Europe generally. There is also a species of dill cultivated in Eastern countries known by the name of shubit. It was this species of garden plant of which the Pharisees were in the habit of paying tithes. The Talmud requires that the seeds, leaves, and stem of dill shall pay tithes. It is an umbelliferous plant, very like the caraway, its leaves, which are aromatic, being used in soups and pickles. The proper anise is the Pimpinella anisum.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds.

2. (n.) The fruit or seeds of this plant.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANISE; DILL

an'-is, or dil; (RVm, anethon): Not the true anise, Pimpinella anisum, as was supposed by the King James Version translators, but Dill, Anethum graveolens. This is an annual or biennial herb of NO Umbelliferae, growing from one to three feet high, with small yellow flowers and brownish, flattened, oval fruits 1/5 inch long. It grows wild in lands bordering on the Mediterranean. The seeds have an aromatic flavor and are used as condiment in cooking, as carminative in medicine. "Dill water" is a favorite domestic remedy. Jesus said (Matthew 23:23): "Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law," etc. In the tract, Ma`aseroth (4 5) it is mentioned that this plant (Hebrew shabhath), its stem, leaves and seed, was subject to tithe. See CUT.

E. W. G. Masterman

Greek
432. anethon -- anise, dill
... anise, dill. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: anethon Phonetic Spelling:
(an'-ay-thon) Short Definition: anise, dill Definition: anise, dill. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/432.htm - 6k
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Good Works
... The Pharisee said he tithed mint, anise, and cummin; could he prove that God commanded
him to tithe his mint, his anise, and his cummin? Perhaps not. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 2 1856/good works.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xi. 39, "Now do Ye Pharisees ...
... Not wheat only, but wine, and oil; nor this only, but even the most trifling things,
cummin, rue, mint, and anise, [3386] in obedience to God's precept, they ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lvi on the words.htm

Jesus' Last Public Discourse. Denunciation of Scribes and ...
... for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters
of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cx jesus last public discourse.htm

Woes on the Pharisees
... for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters
of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and ...
//christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 67 woes on the.htm

Hypocrisy
... those rules are broken, than if really wrong and wicked things are done; and like
the Pharisees of old, to be careful in paying tithe of mint, anise, and cummin ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon xxxvii hypocrisy.htm

But Now, what it is Necessary for Me to Say on the Subject of The. ...
... For the Pharisees truly looked to the "tithing of anise and cummin, and left undone
the weightier matters of the law;" [1621] and while devoting great care to ...
/.../the acts of the disputation with the heresiarch manes/21 but now what it.htm

Matt. vii. 1
... He said, "Ye bind heavy burdens, and grievous to be borne, but ye will not move
them with your finger," [982] and, "ye pay tithe of mint and anise, and have ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily xxiii matt vii 1.htm

"But if Ye have Bitter Envying and Strife in Your Hearts, Glory ...
... a necessity upon ceremonies, and an indifferency upon the very substance itself,
truly, I think, it may be said unto us, you tithe mint, anise, and cummin, and ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon iv but if ye.htm

Parable of the Pharisee and Publican.
... oil, and cattle (Deuteronomy 14:22, 23), but the Pharisees took account of the humblest
herbs of the garden, and gave a tenth of their mint, anise, and cummin ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xcvii parable of the pharisee.htm

Discourse of Jesus against the Scribes and Pharisees.
... for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters
of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done ...
//christianbookshelf.org/barton/his life/discourse of jesus against the.htm

Thesaurus
Anise (1 Occurrence)
... The proper anise is the Pimpinella anisum. Noah Webster's Dictionary. ... 2. (n.) The
fruit or seeds of this plant. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ANISE; DILL. ...
/a/anise.htm - 9k

Dill (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ANISE; DILL. ... for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin,
and have left undone the weightier matters of the law," etc. ...
/d/dill.htm - 8k

Cummin (3 Occurrences)
... is mentioned in Matthew 23:23, where our Lord pronounces a "woe" on the scribes
and Pharisees, who were zealous in paying tithes of "mint and anise and cummin ...
/c/cummin.htm - 9k

Omitted (2 Occurrences)
... for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters
of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and ...
/o/omitted.htm - 7k

Tithes (23 Occurrences)
... Matthew 23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye pay tithes of
mint and anise and cummin, and ye have left aside the weightier matters of ...
/t/tithes.htm - 14k

Rue (1 Occurrence)
... RUE. roo (peganon): One of the plants mentioned in Luke 11:42 as subject to tithe:
in the parallel passage, Matthew 23:23, anise and cummin are mentioned. ...
/r/rue.htm - 8k

Medicine (4 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 8:22; compare Jeremiah 51:8). The love-fruits, "mandrakes" (Genesis
30:14) and "caperberry" (Ecclesiastes 12:5 margin), myrrh, anise, rue, cummin, the ...
/m/medicine.htm - 11k

Chios (1 Occurrence)
... Oranges, lemons, almonds, brandy, anise, mastich and leather are also exported.
The inhabitants, who are almost entirely Greeks, number about 60,000. ...
/c/chios.htm - 11k

Cumin (3 Occurrences)
... fennel (Cuminum Cyminum), cultivated for its seeds, which have a bitterish, warm
taste, with an aromatic flavor, and are used like those of anise and caraway. ...
/c/cumin.htm - 7k

Aside (416 Occurrences)
... Matthew 23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye pay tithes of
mint and anise and cummin, and ye have left aside the weightier matters of ...
/a/aside.htm - 37k



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