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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
APPLES OF SODOM

sod'-um: Josephus (BJ, IV, viii, 4) says that "the traces (or shadows) of the five cities (of the plain) are still to be seen, as well as the ashes growing in their fruits, which fruits have a color as if they were fit to be eaten; but if you pluck them with your hands they dissolve into smoke and ashes." What this "Dead Sea fruit" is, is uncertain. The name "Dead Sea apples" is often given to the fruit of the Solanum Sodomaean "a prickly shrub with fruit not unlike a small yellow tomato." Cheyne thinks that the fruits referred to by Josephus (compare Tacitus Hist. v.37) may be either

(1) those of the `osher tree (`usar, Calotropis procera, described by Hasselquist (Travels, 1766)), found in abundance about Jericho and near the Dead Sea, which are filled with dust when they have been attacked by an insect, leaving the skin only entire, and of a beautiful color. Tristram describes the fruit as being "as large as an apple of average size, of a bright yellow color, hanging three or four together close to the stem"; or as suggested by Tristram

(2) those of the wild colocynth; the fruit is fair of aspect with a pulp which dries up into a bitter powder (EB, article "Sodom," col. 4669, note 2). This colocynth is supposed to be the "wild vine" mentioned 2 Kings 4:39. The "vine of Sodom" of Deuteronomy 32:32 has been supposed to bear the "Dead Sea fruit"; but most modern writers regard the passage as figurative.

W. L. Walker

Strong's Hebrew
1054. Beth-tappuach -- "place of apples," a place in Judah
... Beth-tappuach. 1055 . "place of apples," a place in Judah. Transliteration:
Beth-tappuach Phonetic Spelling: (bayth tap-poo'-akh) Short Definition: Beth-tappuah ...
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8598. tappuach -- apple tree, apple
... Definition: tree. Word Origin from naphach Definition apple tree, apple NASB
Word Usage apple tree (3), apples (3). apple tree. From ...
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Library

Stay Me with Flowers, Strew Me with Apples; for I am Sick of Love.
... CHAPTER II. 5. Stay me with flowers, strew me with apples; for I am sick
of love. The Bridegroom has no sooner thus ordered charity ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/5 stay me with flowers.htm

The Apple Trees
... "Have you never been into an orchard, and seen the apples that had dropped
from the trees, and had been left lying on the ground? ...
/.../bevan/three friends of god/chapter xix the apple trees.htm

A Downward Step.
... The greetings over, Bessie was contemplating a ramble where she had noticed some
large red apples hanging; but just then her aunt said, "Bessie, you must not ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter vii a downward step.htm

Psalm LXXIX.
... 2. "They have defiled Thy holy Temple, they have made Jerusalem for a keeping of
apples." "They have made the dead bodies of Thy servants morsels for the fowls ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm lxxix.htm

The Question of the Tall Gentleman as to Whether Diamond could ...
... Little Boy Blue lost his way in a wood. Sing apples and cherries, roses and honey; ...
He sang, "This wood is all my own,. Apples and cherries, roses and honey; ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 20 the question of.htm

The Story of one Furlough (1908-1910)
... Before leaving China for Canada my husband had said to me: "Do not stint the children
with apples; give them all they want." But when I began housekeeping I ...
/.../goforth/how i know god answers prayer/vii the story of one.htm

The Testament of Issachar Concerning Simplicity.
... forth. Now these mandrakes were sweet-smelling apples which the land of
Aram produced on high ground below a ravine of water. And ...
/.../v the testament of issachar concerning.htm

"Ye are the Branches"
... If I want good apples, I must have a good apple tree; and if I care for the health
of the apple tree, the apple tree will give me good apples. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/murray/absolute surrender/ye are the branches.htm

Chapter ii.
... 5. Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples; for I am sick of love.5. Stay me
with flowers, strew me with apples; for I am sick of love.6. His left hand is ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter ii.htm

Chapter vii
... up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof; now also thy breasts
shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples; 8. I ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter vii.htm

Thesaurus
Apples (11 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia APPLES OF SODOM. sod'-um ... figurative. WL Walker.
Multi-Version Concordance Apples (11 Occurrences). 1 ...
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Love-apples (3 Occurrences)
Love-apples. Love, Love-apples. Loved . Multi-Version Concordance
Love-apples (3 Occurrences). Genesis 30:14 And Reuben ...
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Appletree
... thee forth." Of the fruit it is said, Songs 2:3: "His fruit was sweet to my taste";
Songs 2:5: "Stay ye me with raisins, refresh me with apples"; Songs 7:8 ...
/a/appletree.htm - 10k

Apple-tree (3 Occurrences)
... thee forth." Of the fruit it is said, Songs 2:3: "His fruit was sweet to my taste";
Songs 2:5: "Stay ye me with raisins, refresh me with apples"; Songs 7:8 ...
/a/apple-tree.htm - 11k

Crowns (27 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 7:18 And he made ornaments of apples; and two lines of apples all round
over the network, covering the crowns of the pillars, the two crowns in the ...
/c/crowns.htm - 14k

Apple (8 Occurrences)
... (Hebrews tappuah, meaning "fragrance"). Probably the apricot or quince is intended
by the word, as Palestine was too hot for the growth of apples proper. ...
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Lines (42 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 7:18 And he made ornaments of apples; and two lines of apples all round
over the network, covering the crowns of the pillars, the two crowns in the ...
/l/lines.htm - 19k

Cups (28 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 7:42 And the four hundred apples for the network, two lines of apples for
every network, covering the two cups of the crowns on the pillars; (BBE). ...
/c/cups.htm - 15k

Sodom (49 Occurrences)
... at the northern end of the sea. [in 1897]. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
APPLES OF SODOM. sod'-um: Josephus (BJ, IV, viii, 4) says ...
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Ornaments (50 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 7:18 And he made ornaments of apples; and two lines of apples all round
over the network, covering the crowns of the pillars, the two crowns in the ...
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Concordance
Apples (11 Occurrences)

1 Kings 7:18
And he made ornaments of apples; and two lines of apples all round over the network, covering the crowns of the pillars, the two crowns in the same way.
(BBE)

1 Kings 7:20
And there were crowns on the two pillars near the round part by the network, and there were two hundred apples in lines round every crown.
(BBE)

1 Kings 7:42
And the four hundred apples for the network, two lines of apples for every network, covering the two cups of the crowns on the pillars;
(BBE)

2 Kings 25:17
One of the pillars was eighteen cubits high, with a crown of brass on it; the crown was three cubits high, circled with a network and apples all of brass; and the second pillar had the same.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 3:16
And he made chains, like neck ornaments, and put them on the tops of the pillars, and a hundred apples on the chains.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 4:13
And the four hundred apples for the network, two lines of apples for the network covering the two cups of the crowns on the pillars.
(BBE)

Proverbs 25:11
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 2:5
Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 7:8
I said, "I will climb up into the palm tree. I will take hold of its fruit." Let your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the smell of your breath like apples,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 52:22
And there was a crown of brass on it: the crown was five cubits high, circled with a network and apples all of brass; and the second pillar had the same.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 52:23
There were ninety-six apples on the outside; the number of apples all round the network was a hundred.
(BBE)

Subtopics

Apples

Apples of Sodom

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Ornaments (50 Occurrences)

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Clusters (12 Occurrences)

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String (12 Occurrences)

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Fragrance (63 Occurrences)

Cakes (65 Occurrences)

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Countenance (67 Occurrences)

Breath (95 Occurrences)

Setting (82 Occurrences)

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