Camphire
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Camphire

There can be no doubt that "camphire" is the Lawsonia alba of botanists, the henna of Arabian naturalists. The henna plant grows in Egypt, Syria, Arabia and northern India. The flowers are white and grow in clusters, and are very fragrant. The whole shrub is from four to six feet high, (Solomon 4:13)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Camphire

In So 1:14 4:13, is not the gum Camphor of our apothecaries, but the Cyprus-flower, as it is sometimes called, the Athena of the Arabs, a whitish fragrant flower, hanging in clusters like grapes. Oriental ladies make use of the dried and powdered leaves to give their nails, feet, and hands a reddish orange tinge. The nails of Egyptian mummies are found thus dyed. See EYELIDS. The flowers of the Alhenna are fragrant; and being disposed in clusters, the females of Egypt are fond of carrying it in their bosoms.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews copher), mentioned in Cant. 1:14 (R.V., "henna-flowers"); 4:13 (R.V., "henna"), is the al-henna of the Arabs, a native of Egypt, producing clusters of small white and yellow odoriferous flowers, whence is made the Oleum Cyprineum. From its leaves is made the peculiar auburn dye with which Eastern women stain their nails and the palms of their hands. It is found only at Engedi, on the shore of the Dead Sea. It is known to botanists by the name Lawsonia alba or inermis, a kind of privet, which grows 6 or 8 feet high. The margin of the Authorized Version of the passages above referred to has "or cypress," not with reference to the conifer so called, but to the circumstance that one of the most highly appreciated species of this plant grew in the island of Cyprus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) An old spelling of Camphor.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CAMPHIRE

kam'-fir.

See HENNA.

Strong's Hebrew
3724. kopher -- the price of a life, ransom
... in); (specifically) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used
for dyeing); figuratively, a redemption-price -- bribe, camphire, pitch, ransom ...
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Library

Chapter i
... My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire, in the vineyards of Engedi.13. My
beloved is unto me as a cluster of cypress, in the vineyards of Engaddi.15. ...
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The Incomparable Bridegroom and his Bride
... 14. My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi. He
is not, I say again, one sprig or spray of camphire, but a ouster of it. ...
/.../spurgeons sermons volume 42 1896/the incomparable bridegroom and his.htm

Death and Life in Christ
... heritage; gather together thy scattered ones; I will that they whom thou hast given
me be with me where I am." Believer, this it a cluster of camphire to thee ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 9 1863/death and life in christ.htm

A Bundle of Myrrh
... Whence get we our spikenard but from him? Whither shall we go to gather camphire
which shall make our persons and presence acceptable before God but to him? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/a bundle of myrrh.htm

Gethsemane
... This precious camphire-tree yielded most sweet spices when it was wounded under
the knotty whips, and when it was pierced by the nails on the cross; but see ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 9 1863/gethsemane.htm

The Pilgrim's Progress
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/the pilgrims progress.htm

Thesaurus
Camphire (2 Occurrences)
...CAMPHIRE. kam'-fir. See HENNA. ...Camphire (2 Occurrences). Song of Songs 1:14 My beloved
is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi. (KJV). ...
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Enge'di (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Enge'di (1 Occurrence). Song of Songs 1:14 My beloved
is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi. (See RSV). ...
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Engedi (6 Occurrences)
... Engedi. (KJV DBY NAS). Song of Songs 1:14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster
of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi. (KJV DBY NAS). ...
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Campfires (2 Occurrences)

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Camphor (2 Occurrences)

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Pleasant (119 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS). Song of Songs 4:13 Thy plants are an orchard
of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, (KJV WBS). ...
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Cyprus (12 Occurrences)
... 24). The Greek colonists gave it the name of Kypros, from the cyprus, ie,
the henna (see CAMPHIRE), which grew on this island. It ...
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Concordance
Camphire (2 Occurrences)

Song of Songs 1:14
My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.
(KJV)

Song of Songs 4:13
Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
(KJV)

Subtopics

Camphire

Camphire: (Henna, RV)): A Shrub Bearing Fragrant Flowers (Not Related to Camphor)

Related Terms

Enge'di (1 Occurrence)

Engedi (6 Occurrences)

Campfires (2 Occurrences)

Camphor (2 Occurrences)

Pleasant (119 Occurrences)

Cyprus (12 Occurrences)

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