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Reference: Palm, Palm Tree


tamar. This is a lofty tree without lateral branches, with a large tuft of leafy branches clustering at the top several feet long. At the base of the branches grow the dates in large clusters. Ex 15:27; Nu 33:9; Jg 4:5; Cant. 7:7, 8; Jer 10:5; Joe 1:12. The branches were used to construct the booths at the feast of tabernacles. Le 23:40; Ne 8:15; and were strewn in the path on the Lord's last entrance into Jerusalem. Joh 12:13. There were many representations of palm-trees in the decorations of the temple, as there will also be in the future temple. 1Ki 6:29-35; 7:36; 2Ch 3:5; Eze 40:16-37; 41:18-26. The palm-tree is used as an emblem of fertility in Ps 92:12; some trees will bear yearly more than a hundred-weight of dates and for a period of about seventy years. The palm-branches are a token of rest and peace after sorrow. Re 7:9. The palm is the Phoenix dactylifera.

CITY OF PALM-TREES. Name given several times to Jericho because of the palms that grew there. De 34:3; Jg 1:16; 3:13, etc.

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