2 Chronicles 2:8

Overview - 2 Chronicles 2
Solomon's labourers for the building of the temple.
His embassage to Huram for workmen and provision of stuff.
11 Huram sends him a kind answer.
17 Solomon employs strangers, as labourers, and overseers.
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2 Chronicles 2:8  (King James Version)
Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants,
 


Send me also
1 Kings 5:6

algum trees
or, algummim.
Called in the parallel passage, by a transposition of letters, {almuggim,} or "almug-trees;" which is rendered by the
Vulgate, {ligna thyina,} the thya or lignum vit wood. Theophrastus say that "the thyon of thya tree grows near the temple of Jupiter Ammon (in Africa), and in the Cyrenaica; that it resembles the cypress in its boughs, leaves, stalk, and fruit; and that its wood (from its close texture) never rots" The LXX. render here [peukina;] and Josephus calls it [xyla peukina,] torch or pine-trees; but cautions us against
supposing that the wood was like what was known in his time by that name; for these "were to the sight like the wood of the fig-tree, but more white and shining." The Syriac version has {kaiso dekee-sotho,} probably cypress wood; and Dr. Shaw
supposes it denotes the cypress. Several critics understand it to mean gummy wood; and Celsius queries whether it may not be the sandal-tree, as the Rabbins and Dr Geddes suppose.
1 Kings 10:11

almug-trees
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