Oil Tree
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Oil Tree

OIL TREE

oil tre ('ets shemen (Isaiah 41:19), margin "oleaster," in Nehemiah 8:15, translated "wild olive," the King James Version "pine"; 'atse shemen, in 1 Kings 6:23, 31, 32, translated "olive wood"): The name "oleaster" used to be applied to the wild olive, but now belongs to quite another plant, the silver-berry, Eleagnus hortensis (Natural Order Elaeagnaceae), known in Arabic as Zeizafan. It is a pretty shrub with sweet-smelling white flowers and silver-grey-green leaves. It is difficult to see how all the three references can apply to this tree; it will suit the first two, but this small shrub would never supply wood for carpentry work such as that mentioned in 1 Kings, hence, the translation "olive wood." On the other hand, in the reference in Nehemiah 8:15, olive branches are mentioned just before, so the translation "wild olive" (the difference being too slight) is improbable. Post suggests the translation of 'ets shemen by PINE (which see), which if accepted would suit all the requirements.

E. W. G. Masterman

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Oil Tree

(Heb. ets shemen). The Hebrew words occur in (Nehemiah 8:15) (Authorized Version "pine branches"), (1 Kings 6:23) ("olive tree") and in (Isaiah 41:19) ("oil tree"). From the passage in Nehemiah, where the ets shemen is mentioned as distinct from the olive tree, if may perhaps be identified with the zackum tree of the Arabs, the Balanites aegyptiaca , a well-known and abundant shrub or small tree in the plain of Jordan. The zackum oil is held in high repute by the Arabs for its medicinal properties. [OLIVE]

Greek
1637. elaion -- olive oil
... Phonetic Spelling: (el'-ah-yon) Short Definition: olive oil Definition: olive oil,
oil. Cognate: 1637 -- olive (from 1636 , "olive tree"); (figuratively) the ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2132. zayith -- olive tree, olive
... Probably from an unused root (akin to Ziv); an olive (as yielding illuminating oil),
the tree, the branch or the berry -- olive (tree, -yard), Olivet. ...
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The Millennium in Relation to Creation.
... I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and
the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box ...
/.../pink/the redeemers return/6 the millennium in relation.htm

The Allegory of the Trees Demanding a King, in the Book of Judges ...
... was deceived, he covered his nakedness with the leaves of a fig-tree; [2782] and ...
to Moses in the desert, because the prophetic grace, the holy oil, had failed ...
/.../chapter ii the allegory of the.htm

And when the First Created, Father Adam, had Heard This...
... from Michael the archangel when I sent thee to the gates of paradise to implore
God that he might send thee His angel to give thee oil from the tree of mercy ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of nicodemus /chapter 3 19 and when.htm

The Law of Sin with Its Guilt in Unbaptized Infants. By Adam's Sin ...
... righteous by faith," [2184] after Christ, whose very name comes from the oil, that
is ... the bitter issue of the wild olive, into a wild olive tree; and, inasmuch ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 37 xxxii the law of.htm

There are Various Figures in the Old Testament of the Wood of the ...
... he saw the water gushing out of the rock; and when he cast a tree into the ... And Jacob,
having poured oil on a stone in the same place, is testified to by the ...
/.../chapter lxxxvi there are various figures.htm

(On the Mysteries. Ii. )
... off from the wild olive-tree [2401] , and grafted into the good one, and were made
to share the fatness of the true olive-tree. The exorcised oil therefore was ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/lecture xx on the mysteries.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, John i. 48,"When Thou Wast under the ...
... said to him, "I saw thee under the fig-tree;" [3663] did He say to him ... of Man."
[3665] See what Jacob saw; see why Jacob anointed the stone with oil; see why ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lxxii on the words.htm

Under the Three Pastors, --There were Manifold Shepherds
... up treasures for her childhood;"the next for her maturity"multiplied provision for
her journey;"the third the goodly olive tree,"multiplied oil in her ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn xiv under the three.htm

Whether Chrism is a Fitting Matter for this Sacrament?
... of oil, by reason of which it symbolizes the Holy Ghost, are to be found in olive
oil rather than in any other oil. In fact, the olive-tree itself, through ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether chrism is a fitting.htm

While John, Therefore, was Thus Teaching those in Hades...
... Dost thou ask oil which raiseth up the sick, or the tree from which this oil flows,
on account of the sickness of thy father? This is not to be found now. ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of nicodemus /chapter 3 19 while john.htm



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