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  • n. A shrub with white flowers; The juniper of the Old Testament

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  • n. desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista


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  • Dá energia para a cozinha de uma escola primária e mais tarde irá providenciar energia para as necessidades totais da escola, este outdoor ainda retem energia suficiente para se iluminar durante a noite.


  • (Heb. rothem), called by the Arabs retem, and known as Spanish broom; ranked under the genus genista.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Beer-sheba to Horeb -- a wide expanse of sand hills, covered with the retem (not juniper, but broom shrubs), whose tall and spreading branches, with their white leaves, afford a very cheering and refreshing shade.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The lessons of self-distrust, of the nearness to one another of the most opposite emotions in our weak natures, of the depth of gloom into which the boldest and brightest servant of God may fall as soon as he loses hold of God's hand, never had a more striking instance to point them than that mighty prophet, sitting huddled together in utter despondency below the solitary retem bush, praying his foolish prayer for death.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and First Book of Samuel, Second Samuel, First Kings, and Second Kings chapters I to VII

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  • a salad by the poor [Maurer]. by the bushes -- among the bushes. juniper -- rather, a kind of broom, Spartium junceum [Linnaeus], still called in Arabia, as in the Hebrew of Job, retem, of which the bitter roots are eaten by the poor.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • V., cxix, "That lay waste", a mistranslation), an equivalent of Heb. rothem, a sort of broom (Retama retem, cf.Arab. ratam).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • -- As the traveller emerges from the dreary wilderness that lies between Sinai and the southern frontier of Palestine -- a scorching desert, in which Elijah was glad to find shelter from the sword-like rays in the shade of the retem shrub -- he sees before him a long line of hills, which is the beginning of "the hill country of Judaea" (Luke i.

    John the Baptist


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