Almost every kind of combustible matter was used for fuel, such as the withered stalks of herbs ( Matthew 6:30 ), thorns ( Psalms 58:9 ; Eccl 7:6 ), animal excrements ( Ezekiel 4:12-15 ; Ezekiel 15:4 Ezekiel 15:6 ; 21:32 ). Wood or charcoal is much used still in all the towns of Syria and Egypt. It is largely brought from the region of Hebron to Jerusalem. (See COAL .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Fuel". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".