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solt'-wurt (malluach, a word connected with melach, "salt," translated halimos; the King James Version, mallows): The halimos of the Greeks is the sea orache, Atriplex halimus, a silvery whitish shrub which flourishes upon the shores of the Dead Sea alongside the rutm (see JUNIPER). Its leaves are oval and somewhat like those of an olive. They have a sour flavor and would never be eaten when better food was obtainable (Job 30:4). The translation "mallows" is due to the apparent similarity of the Hebrew malluach to the Greek malache, which is the Latin malva and English "mallow." Certain species of malva known in Arabic, as khubbazeh, are very commonly eaten by the poor of Palestine.

E. W. G. Masterman

... Batis maritima, and the glasswort. See Glasswort. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. SALT-WORT. solt'-wurt (malluach, a word connected ...
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Salt-wort (1 Occurrence)
Salt-wort. Saltwort, Salt-wort. Salty . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SALT-WORT. ... (See JPS ASV DBY). Saltwort, Salt-wort. Salty . Reference Bible.
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Mallows (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Occurs only in Job 30:4 (RV, "saltwort"). ... See Malvaceous.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MALLOWS. mal'-oz. See SALT-WORT. ...
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Nettles (5 Occurrences)
... Septuagint has phrugana agria, "wild brushwood," in Job, and certainly the association
with the "saltwort" and the retm, "broom," in the passage would best be ...
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Wormwood (10 Occurrences)
... DBY WBS YLT NAS). Job 30:4 They pluck salt-wort by the bushes; And the
roots of the broom are their food. (See JPS). Proverbs 5:4 ...
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Salty (4 Occurrences)

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Salt-sea (3 Occurrences)
Salt-sea. Salt-pits, Salt-sea. Saltwort . Multi-Version Concordance Salt-sea
(3 Occurrences). ... Salt-pits, Salt-sea. Saltwort . Reference Bible.
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Soap (4 Occurrences)
... Malachi 3:2; Hebrews borith), properly a vegetable alkali, obtained from the ashes
of certain plants, particularly the salsola kali (saltwort), which abounds ...
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Food (2953 Occurrences)
... Men in utter extremity sometimes "plucked saltwort" (malluah) and ate the leaves,
either raw or boiled, and made "the roots of the broom" their food (Job 30:4 ...
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