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(n.) A plant of the genus Hedera (H. helix), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by rootlike fibers.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

i'-vi (kissos): The only mention of the word in all the sacred writings is in 2 Maccabees 6:7 in connection with the oppression of the Jews by Antiochus Epiphanes: "On the day of the king's birth every month they were brought by bitter constraint to eat of the sacrifices; and when the feast of Bacchus (Dionysus) was kept, the Jews were compelled to go in procession to Dionysus, carrying ivy," this plant (Hedera helix) being sacred to the Greek god of wine and of the culture of the vine (compare Eur. Bacchae, passim). It was of ivy or of pine that the "corruptible crown" of the famous Isthmian games was made (1 Corinthians 9:25).

J. Hutchison


Let These Dealers in Crowns Then Recognize in the Meantime the ...
... Harpocration argues that Bacchus the same as Osiris among the Egyptians, was designedly
crowned with ivy, because it is the nature of ivy to protect the brain ...
/.../tertullian/the chaplet or de corona/chapter vii let these dealers.htm

This ChapterContinues the Same Subject and Speaks of Another Kind ...
... do. How many maggots remain in hiding until, like the worm which gnawed at
Jonas's ivy, [192] they have destroyed our virtues. These ...
/.../the interior castle or the mansions/chapter iii this chapter continues.htm

The Old Testament and Modern Science
... O God, as here about the old gray walls The ivy clings and twines its arms, and
finds A strength by which it rises from the earth And mounts toward heaven ...
/.../the christian view of the old testament/chapter ii the old testament.htm

The Long, Rough Road He Trod
... He pushed steadily on, past crossed logs all overgrown and tangled with thorn bushes
and poison ivy vines, bearing the marks of logs and thorns and poison ivy ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on following the christ/the long rough road he.htm

Soul Winning
... owls. Let them go back to their ivy-mantled towers and complain to the moon
of those who spoiled of old their kingdom of darkness. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/soul winning.htm

The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern
... G. SMITH, REV. G. WOOD. With a Preface by Knowles King. LONDON: JOHN SNOW & CO.,
/.../king/the wesleyan methodist pulpit in malvern/title page.htm

Exhortation to Abandon the Impious Mysteries of Idolatry for the ...
... But the dramas and the raving poets, now quite intoxicated, let us crown with ivy;
and distracted outright as they are, in Bacchic fashion, with the satyrs ...
/.../clement/exhortation to the heathen/chapter i exhortation to abandon the.htm

St. Gregory the Great.
... The gigantic baths, fed by no aqueduct since the ruin wrought by Vitiges the Goth,
rose like fallen cities in a wilderness. Ivy began to creep over them. ...
/.../allies/the formation of christendom volume vi/chapter v st gregory the.htm

First Commandment
... to a superior Being. It is as natural for man to feel after God as it
is for the ivy to feel after a support. Hunger and thirst ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/weighed and wanting/first commandment.htm

Some Errors.
... Beautiful flowering shrubbery, shell walks, ivy-clad piles of rocks, splashing
fountains, majestic shade trees and well-kept turf make the place attractive. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rees/the heart-cry of jesus/chapter ii some errors.htm

... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. IVY. ... It was of ivy or of pine that the "corruptible
crown" of the famous Isthmian games was made (1 Corinthians 9:25). J. Hutchison. ...
/i/ivy.htm - 7k

... had been introduced into Egypt, perhaps by the Ptolemies, and Ptolemy Philopator
(222-204 BC) had branded the Jews there with his emblem, the sign of the ivy. ...
/b/bacchus.htm - 12k

Ivvah (3 Occurrences)

/i/ivvah.htm - 9k

Gourd (4 Occurrences)
... of Gourde. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GOURD. gord, goord (qiqayon): The Vulgate
(Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 AD) has hedera ("ivy"), which is impossible ...
/g/gourd.htm - 12k

Iyar. Ivy, Iyar. Iye . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia IYAR.
e-yar'. See IYYAR. Ivy, Iyar. Iye . Reference Bible.
/i/iyar.htm - 6k

Forehead (23 Occurrences)
... In 3 Maccabees 2:29 we read that Ptolemy IV Philopator branded some Jews with the
sign of an ivy leaf, marking them as devotees of Bacchus-Dionysos. ...
/f/forehead.htm - 19k

Thorns (56 Occurrences)
... Its spines are small and sharp, its branches soft, round and pliable, and the leaves
look like ivy, with a dark, shiny green color, making them therefore very ...
/t/thorns.htm - 25k

Root (54 Occurrences)
... A true root, however, may never reach the ground, but may be attached to a wall,
etc., as in the ivy, or may hang loosely in the air, as in some epiphytic ...
/r/root.htm - 28k

... Ptolemy Philopator branded the Jews with an ivy-leaf (3 Maccabees 2:29),
which was sacred to Dionysus. See also BACCHUS. JE Harry. ...
/d/dionysus.htm - 9k

Bush (14 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung
out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and ...
/b/bush.htm - 19k



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