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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Latin for cane, Hebrew Kaneh, mentioned (Exodus 30:23) as one of the ingredients in the holy anointing oil, one of the sweet scents (Cant. 4:14), and among the articles sold in the Markets of Tyre (Ezek. 27:19). The word designates an Oriental plant called the "sweet flag," the Acorus calamus of Linnaeus. It is elsewhere called "sweet cane" (Isaiah 43:24; Jeremiah 6:20). It has an aromatic smell, and when its knotted stalk is cut and dried and reduced to powder, it forms an ingredient in the most precious perfumes. It was not a native of Palestine, but was imported from Arabia Felix or from India. It was probably that which is now known in India by the name of "lemon grass" or "ginger grass," the Andropogon schoenanthus. (see CANE.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The indian cane, a plant of the Palm family. It furnishes the common rattan. See Dragon's blood.

2. (n.) A species of Acorus (A. calamus), commonly called calamus, or sweet flag. The root has a pungent, aromatic taste, and is used in medicine as a stomachic; the leaves have an aromatic odor, and were formerly used instead of rushes to strew on floors.

3. (n.) The horny basal portion of a feather; the barrel or quill.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kal'-a-mus. See REED.

Strong's Hebrew
7070. qaneh -- a stalk, reed
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition a stalk, reed NASB Word Usage branch
(4), branches (18), calamus (1), cane (2), elbow (1), reed (5), reed...reeds (1 ...
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Spikenard and Saffron; Calamus and Cinnamon with all the Trees of ...
... CHAPTER IV. 14. Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon with all the trees
of Lebanon; myrrh and aloes with all the chief ointments. ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/14 spikenard and saffron calamus.htm

Chapter iv.
... Cypress with spikenard.14. Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon with all
trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes with all the chief spices.14. ...
// of songs of solomon/chapter iv.htm

How the First of These Calls is of no Use to a Sluggard, and the ...
... For in the case of Abbot Moses, [1206] who lived in a spot in the wilderness called
Calamus, [1207] nothing was wanting to his merits and perfect bliss, in ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter v how the first.htm

The General Service to a Hiero-Confessor or Monk-Confessor.
... Thy tongue was truly as the calamus of a swift scribe; propounding the all-honourable
sense of the spiritual law and writing it on the tablets of hearts, O ...
/.../anonymous/the general menaion/chapter xxv the general service.htm

The Testament of Naphtali Concerning Natural Goodness.
... on the neck to the head, the hair also for comeliness, the heart moreover for
understanding, the belly for the dividing of the stomach, the calamus [156] for ...
/.../viii the testament of naphtali concerning.htm

The Service Common to Two or Many Apostles.
... The calamus of the fishermen hath put in order the waverings of philosophers and
current of orators, having clearly expounded in the gospel the God-wise ...
/.../anonymous/the general menaion/chapter ix the service common.htm

... {82a} Caryota. {82b} Maximiliana. {83a} Philodendron. {83b} Calamus Rotangi,
from the East Indies. {83c} Garcinia Mangostana, from Malacca. ...
// last/footnotes .htm

Ezekiel's Discourse
... white wool. Vedan and Javan traded with yarn for thy wares: bright iron,
cassia, and calamus, were among thy merchandise. Dedan ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/vii ezekiels discourse.htm

A Lamb Bears all the Guilt Away.
... heaven. Away! gold of Arabia, Myrrh, calamus, and cassia, Far better I
discover! My priceless treasure is, O Thou My Jesus! what ...
/.../gerhardt/paul gerhardts spiritual songs/a lamb bears all the.htm

What Sorts of Work Should be Chosen by Solitaries.
... reproveth me." [2303] And how difficult and tiresome this is, is very clearly shown
by the experience of those who live in the desert of Calamus or Porphyrion. ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter iv what sorts of.htm

Calamus (5 Occurrences)
... 27:19). The word designates an Oriental plant called the "sweet flag," the Acorus
calamus of Linnaeus. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CALAMUS. kal'-a-mus. ...
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Reed (41 Occurrences)
... 37:17, etc.); "reed," or "reeds" (1 Kings 14:15 2 Kings 18:21 Isaiah 36:6; Isaiah
42:3 Psalm 68:30, the King James Version "spearman"); "calamus" (Exodus 30:23 ...
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Javan (12 Occurrences)
... (2.) A town or district of Arabia Felix, from which the Syrians obtained iron, cassia,
and calamus (Ezek. 27:19). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JAVAN. ...
/j/javan.htm - 12k

Cassia (3 Occurrences)
... kash'-a: Two Hebrew words, (1) qiddah, which is mentioned, along with myrrh, cinnamon,
calamus and olive oil, as one of the ingredients of the "holy anointing ...
/c/cassia.htm - 9k

Cane (11 Occurrences)
... In 2 Kings 18:21; Isaiah 36:6; Ezek. 29:6, 7, the reference is to the weak, fragile
nature of the reed. (see CALAMUS.). Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/c/cane.htm - 11k

Spices (64 Occurrences)
... besamim, all from root "to attract by desire," especially by smell): The list of
spices in Exodus 30:23 includes myrrh, cinnamon, "sweet calamus cassia." These ...
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Vedan (1 Occurrence)
... Vedan (1 Occurrence). Ezekiel 27:19 Vedan and Javan traded with yarn for your wares:
bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were among your merchandise. ...
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Nard (5 Occurrences)
... Song of Songs 4:14 spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind
of incense tree; myrrh and aloes, with all the best spices, (Root in WEB KJV ...
/n/nard.htm - 8k

Uzal (3 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 27:19 Vedan and Javan of Uzal traded in thy markets: wrought iron,
cassia, and calamus were in thy traffic. (DBY NAS RSV NIV). ...
/u/uzal.htm - 9k

Calamus: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Calamus (5 Occurrences)

Exodus 30:23
Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,

Song of Songs 4:14
spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree; myrrh and aloes, with all the best spices,

Isaiah 43:24
You have not got me sweet-smelling plants with your money, or given me pleasure with the fat of your offerings: but you have made me a servant to your sins, and you have made me tired with your evil doings.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose does sweet perfume come to me from Sheba, and spices from a far country? your burned offerings give me no pleasure, your offerings of beasts are not pleasing to me.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 27:19
Vedan and Javan traded with yarn for your wares: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were among your merchandise.



Calamus: A Sweet Cane of Palestine

Calamus: An Ingredient of the Holy Ointment

Calamus: Commerce In

Related Terms

Reed (41 Occurrences)

Javan (12 Occurrences)

Cassia (3 Occurrences)

Cane (11 Occurrences)

Spices (64 Occurrences)

Vedan (1 Occurrence)

Nard (5 Occurrences)

Uzal (3 Occurrences)

Ointment (29 Occurrences)

India (2 Occurrences)

Flowing (123 Occurrences)

Finest (23 Occurrences)

Fairs (6 Occurrences)

Traffic (12 Occurrences)

Traded (16 Occurrences)

Massive (4 Occurrences)

Markets (11 Occurrences)

Bartered (5 Occurrences)

Exchanged (22 Occurrences)

Cinnamon (4 Occurrences)


Calcol (2 Occurrences)

Safron (1 Occurrence)

Spice (25 Occurrences)

Saffron (1 Occurrence)

Spikenard (4 Occurrences)

Sweet-smelling (14 Occurrences)

Wares (23 Occurrences)

Principal (28 Occurrences)

Aloes (5 Occurrences)

Sweet (147 Occurrences)

Occupied (32 Occurrences)

Frankincense (22 Occurrences)

Yarn (37 Occurrences)

Myrrh (22 Occurrences)

Market (24 Occurrences)

Merchandise (34 Occurrences)

Weight (143 Occurrences)

Greeks (22 Occurrences)

Fro (54 Occurrences)

Pure (160 Occurrences)

Best (252 Occurrences)

Paid (86 Occurrences)

Bright (85 Occurrences)

Dan (71 Occurrences)

Iron (104 Occurrences)

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