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Aloes, Lign Aloes

Aloes, Lign Aloes

(in Heb. Ahalim, Ahaloth ), The name of a costly and sweet-smelling wood which is mentioned in ( Numbers 24:6 ; Psalms 45:8 ; Proverbs 7:17 ; Solomon 4:14 ; John 19:39 ) It is usually identified with the Aquilaria agollochum , an aromatic wood much valued in India. This tree sometimes grows to the height of 120 feet, being 12 feet in girth.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Aloes, Lign Aloes'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.