were among the presents Jacob sent into Egypt for the purpose of conciliating Joseph (Ge 43:11). This was the fruit of the pistachio tree, which resembles the sumac. It is of the size of an olive. In Song 6:11 a different Hebrew word ('egoz), which means "walnuts," is used.
1. botnim. This is judged to be the fruit of the pistachio tree (Pistacia vera). These nuts were among the good things sent to Joseph by his father. Ge 43:11.
2. egoz. The bride "went down into the garden of nuts." Cant. 6:11. This word is considered to refer to the walnut tree (Juglans regia). Josephus and others speak of the walnut tree growing in Palestine.
are mentioned among the good things of the things which the sons of Israel were to take as a present to Joseph in Egypt.
There can scarcely be a doubt that the Hebrew word, here denotes the fruit of the pistachio tree (Pistacia vera), for Syria and Palestine have been long famous. In
a different Hebrew word is translated "nuts." In all probability it here refers to the walnut tree. According to Josephus the walnut tree was formerly common and grew most luxuriantly around the Lake of Gennesareth.