Sycamore
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Sycamore

(Heb. shikmah). Although it may be admitted that the sycamine is properly, and in (Luke 17:6) the mulberry, and the sycamore the mulberry, or sycamore-fig (Ficus sycomorus), yet the latter is the tree generally referred to in the Old Testament and called by the Septuagint sycamine, as (1 Kings 10:27; 1 Chronicles 27:28; Psalms 78:47; Amos 7:14) The Sycamore or fig-mulberry, is in Egypt and Palestine a tree of great importance and very extensive use. It attains the size of a walnut tree has wide-spreading branches and affords a delightful shade. On this account it is frequently planted by the waysides. Its leaves are heart-shaped, downy on the under side, and fragrant. The Fruit grows directly from the trunk itself on little sprigs, and in clusters like the grape. To make It eatable, each fruit, three or four days before gathering, must, it is said, be punctured with a sharp instrument or the finger-nail. This was the original employment of the prophet Amos, as he says. (Amos 7:14) So great was the value of these trees that David appointed for them in his kingdom a special overseer, as he did for the olives (1 Chronicles 27:28) and it is mentioned as one of the heaviest of Egypt's calamities that her sycamore were destroyed by hailstones.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
More properly sycomore (Hebrews shikmoth and shikmim, Gr. sycomoros), a tree which in its general character resembles the fig-tree, while its leaves resemble those of the mulberry; hence it is called the fig-mulberry (Ficus sycomorus). At Jericho, Zacchaeus climbed a sycomore-tree to see Jesus as he passed by (Luke 19:4). This tree was easily destroyed by frost (Psalm 78:47), and therefore it is found mostly in the "vale" (1 Kings 10:27; 2 Chronicles 1:15: in both passages the R.V. has properly "lowland"), i.e., the "low country," the shephelah, where the climate is mild. Amos (7:14) refers to its fruit, which is of an inferior character; so also probably Jeremiah (24:2). It is to be distinguished from our sycamore (the Acer pseudo-platanus), which is a species of maple often called a plane-tree.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A large tree (Ficus Sycomorus) allied to the common fig. It is found in Egypt and Syria, and is the sycamore, or sycamine, of Scripture.

2. (n.) The American plane tree, or buttonwood.

3. (n.) A large European species of maple (Acer Pseudo-Platanus).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SYCAMORE

sik'-a-mor.

See SYCOMORE.

Greek
4809. sukomorea -- the fig-mulberry tree, sycamore fig
... the fig-mulberry tree, sycamore fig. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
sukomorea Phonetic Spelling: (soo-kom-o-rah'-yah) Short Definition: a ...
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4807. sukaminos -- the mulberry tree, the sycamine
... tree, the sycamine. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: sukaminos Phonetic
Spelling: (soo-kam'-ee-nos) Short Definition: a sycamore tree Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8256. shiqmah -- sycamore tree
... 8255, 8256. shiqmah. 8257 . sycamore tree. Transliteration: shiqmah Phonetic
Spelling: (shaw-kawm') Short Definition: trees. Word ...
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1103. balas -- to gather figs
... gatherer. A primitive root; to pinch sycamore figs (a process necessary to ripen
them) -- gatherer. 1102, 1103. balas. 1104 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

Melted by Kindness
... know how the rich tax gatherer, pocketing his dignity, and unable to see over the
heads of the crowd, scrambled up into the branches of the sycamore tree that ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/melted by kindness.htm

The Conversion of Zaccheus
... attain unto it." No, finding he could not see Christ, if he continued in the midst
of, "he ran before the multitude, and climbed up into a sycamore-tree, to ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/the conversion of zaccheus.htm

Ciii. Zacchæus. Parable of the Pounds. Journey to Jerusalem.
... Zacchæus shared this excitement.] 4 And he ran on before, and climbed up into
a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/ciii zacchaeus parable of the.htm

Election no Discouragement to Seeking Souls
... See ye anything, my brethren, in that rich publican whose coffers are gorged with
the results of his extortion, when he climbs the sycamore-tree, that his ...
/.../spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/election no discouragement to seeking.htm

Unprofitable Servants.
... done. In Matthew the impossible is represented by the removal of a mountain;
in Luke by the planting of a sycamore in the sea. By ...
/.../arnot/the parables of our lord/xxvii unprofitable servants.htm

Predestination and Calling
... a little short fellow, and he cannot see Christ, though he has a great curiosity
to look at him; so he runs before the crowd and climbs up a sycamore tree, and ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/predestination and calling.htm

Striking Similes
... A glance that flitted like a bird. A great moon like a red lamp in the sycamore.
A grim face like a carved mask. A hand icily cold and clammy as death. ...
/.../kleiser/fifteen thousand useful phrases/section viii striking similes.htm

Machinations of the Enemies of Jesus.
... The chief receiver, Zaccheus, a rich man, desired to see Jesus.[5] As he was of
small stature, he climbed a sycamore tree near the road which the procession ...
/.../renan/the life of jesus/chapter xxii machinations of the.htm

Preparation for Advent
... for he was a poor man himself; not a courtier like Isaiah, or a priest like Jeremiah,
or a sage like Daniel; but a herdsman and a gatherer of sycamore fruit in ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon ii preparation for advent.htm

"Little Mother"
... with his neighbors, scoured the broad lake of eddying water that represented the
Mississippi, discovered the tub lodged in the branches of a sycamore with the ...
/.../shaw/touching incidents and remarkable answers to prayer/little mother.htm

Thesaurus
Sycamore (9 Occurrences)
... Amos (7:14) refers to its fruit, which is of an inferior character; so also probably
Jeremiah (24:2). It is to be distinguished from our sycamore (the Acer ...
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Sycamore-fig (6 Occurrences)
Sycamore-fig. Sycamore, Sycamore-fig. Sycamore-figs . Multi-Version
Concordance Sycamore-fig (6 Occurrences). Luke 19:4 and having ...
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Sycamore-trees (6 Occurrences)
Sycamore-trees. Sycamore-tree, Sycamore-trees. Sychar .
Multi-Version Concordance Sycamore-trees (6 Occurrences). 1 ...
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Sycamore-tree (1 Occurrence)
Sycamore-tree. Sycamores, Sycamore-tree. Sycamore-trees .
Multi-Version Concordance Sycamore-tree (1 Occurrence). Luke ...
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Sycamore-figs (1 Occurrence)
Sycamore-figs. Sycamore-fig, Sycamore-figs. Sycamores . Multi-Version
Concordance Sycamore-figs (1 Occurrence). Psalms ...
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Foothills (19 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 10:27 The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made
he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance. ...
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Shephe'lah (10 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 10:27 The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made
he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance. ...
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Lowland (34 Occurrences)
... (BBE). 1 Kings 10:27 The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars
made he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance. ...
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Cedars (37 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 10:27 The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made
he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance. ...
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Lowlands (25 Occurrences)
... (BBE). 1 Kings 10:27 And the king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem and
cedars like the sycamore-trees of the lowlands in number. (BBE). ...
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Concordance
Sycamore (9 Occurrences)

Luke 17:6
The Lord said, "If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you would tell this sycamore tree,'Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
(WEB)

Luke 19:4
He ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.
(WEB DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 10:27
The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
(WEB KJV JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 27:28
and over the olive trees and the sycamore trees that were in the lowland was Baal Hanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Joash:
(WEB KJV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 1:15
The king made silver and gold to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
(WEB KJV JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 9:27
The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
(WEB KJV JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 78:47
He destroyed their vines with hail, their sycamore fig trees with frost.
(WEB JPS DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 9:10
"The bricks have fallen, but we will build with cut stone. The sycamore fig trees have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place."
(WEB JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Amos 7:14
Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdsman, and a farmer of sycamore figs;
(WEB JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Sycamore

Sycamore or Sycamine

Sycamore: Abundant in the Land of Canaan

Sycamore: Care of

Sycamore: Destroyed by Frost

Sycamore: Groves of, Cared For

Sycamore: Zacchaeus Climbs Into A

Related Terms

Sycamore-fig (6 Occurrences)

Sycamore-trees (6 Occurrences)

Sycamore-tree (1 Occurrence)

Sycamore-figs (1 Occurrence)

Foothills (19 Occurrences)

Shephe'lah (10 Occurrences)

Lowland (34 Occurrences)

Cedars (37 Occurrences)

Lowlands (25 Occurrences)

Plentiful (17 Occurrences)

Gather (251 Occurrences)

Frost (9 Occurrences)

Plains (31 Occurrences)

Low (216 Occurrences)

Cedar (61 Occurrences)

Sycamine (1 Occurrence)

Sychar (1 Occurrence)

Fig (45 Occurrences)

Abundance (194 Occurrences)

Botany

Trees (179 Occurrences)

Common (118 Occurrences)

Vale (20 Occurrences)

Vines (39 Occurrences)

Zacchaeus (3 Occurrences)

Naughty (3 Occurrences)

Uprooted (29 Occurrences)

Gederite (1 Occurrence)

Grower (1 Occurrence)

Western (19 Occurrences)

Fig-tree (33 Occurrences)

Farmer (17 Occurrences)

Figtree

Rooted (15 Occurrences)

Replace (11 Occurrences)

Running (135 Occurrences)

Ran (100 Occurrences)

Dwellings (54 Occurrences)

Maple (1 Occurrence)

Mustard (5 Occurrences)

Plant (92 Occurrences)

Plenteous (16 Occurrences)

Planted (105 Occurrences)

Bricks (10 Occurrences)

Baalhanan (5 Occurrences)

Ba'al-ha'nan (5 Occurrences)

Cellars (3 Occurrences)

Climbed (16 Occurrences)

Ahead (98 Occurrences)

Sycamores (7 Occurrences)

Sleet (1 Occurrence)

Sycamine-tree (1 Occurrence)

Stores (53 Occurrences)

Supplies (23 Occurrences)

Sycomore (3 Occurrences)

Hail-stones (2 Occurrences)

Hailstones (10 Occurrences)

Prophet's (22 Occurrences)

Hanan (19 Occurrences)

Jo'ash (44 Occurrences)

Root (54 Occurrences)

Obey (219 Occurrences)

Tree (245 Occurrences)

Figs (27 Occurrences)

Shephelah (2 Occurrences)

Forward (252 Occurrences)

Grain (413 Occurrences)

Run (147 Occurrences)

Herdsman (1 Occurrence)

Amos (12 Occurrences)

Hail (42 Occurrences)

Seed (337 Occurrences)

Vine (76 Occurrences)

Olive (61 Occurrences)

Amaziah (41 Occurrences)

Joash (49 Occurrences)

Order (809 Occurrences)

Shepherd (76 Occurrences)

Egypt (596 Occurrences)

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