Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wood of a tree brought from Ophir by the ships of Hiram and servants of Solomon, wrought into the ornaments and musical instruments of the temple, esteemed for its beauty of grain or for its agreeable odor; probably a sandal-wood of India.
- n. algum
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Script.) A tree or wood of the Bible (2 Chron. ii. 8; 1 K. x. 11).
“And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.”
“And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones.”
“¶ And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones.”
“No doubt the same tree is signified, the double name being due to a mere accidental transposition of the letters; if linguistic analogy may be trusted in, almug is correct (cf. Tamil, valguka).”
“(2 Chr. 2: 8; 9: 10, 11), the same as almug (1 Kings 10: 11).”
“At least, it is almost certain that its principal industries were the smelting and the sale of gold, also it seems probable that expeditions travelling by sea and land would have occupied quite three years of time in reaching it from Jerusalem and returning thither laden with the gold and precious stones, the ivory and the almug trees (1 Kings x.).”
“David were made of cypress, (2 Samuel 6: 5) those of Solomon of algum Or almug trees.”
“If the three passages of the book of Kings are carefully examined, it will be seen that all the information given respecting Ophir is that it was a place or region accessible by sea from Ezion-geber on the Red Sea, from which imports of gold, almug trees and precious stones were brought back by the”
“In addition to gold, the vessels brought from Ophir almug wood and precious stones.”
“She has not come to prove him with hard questions, but to repose under his almug trees.”
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