are mentioned among the good things of the things which the sons of Israel were to take as a present to Joseph in Egypt. ( Genesis 43:11 ) There can scarcely be a doubt that the Hebrew word, here denotes the fruit of the pistachio tree (Pistacia vera ), for Syria and Palestine have been long famous. In ( Solomon 6:11 ) a different Hebrew word is translated "nuts." In all probability it here refers to the walnut tree . According to Josephus the walnut tree was formerly common and grew most luxuriantly around the Lake of Gennesareth. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Nuts'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".