(Heb. 'armon ; i.e., "naked"), mentioned in connection with Jacob's artifice regarding the cattle ( Genesis 30:37 ). It is one of the trees of which, because of its strength and beauty, the Assyrian empire is likened ( Ezekiel 31:8 ; RSV, "plane trees"). It is probably the Oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis) that is intended. It is a characteristic of this tree that it annually sheds its outer bark, becomes "naked." The chestnut tree proper is not a native of Palestine.
(Heb. armon .) ( Genesis 30:37 ; Ezekiel 31:8 ) Probably the "palm tree" (Platanus orientalis ) is intended. This tree thrives best in low and rather moist situations in the north of Palestine, and resembles our sycamore or buttonwood (Platanus occidentalis ).