Cypress

Cypress [N] [S]

(Heb. tirzah, "hardness"), mentioned only in Isaiah 44:14 (RSV, "holm tree"). The oldest Latin version translates this word by ilex, i.e., the evergreen oak, which may possibly have been the tree intended; but there is great probability that our Authorized Version is correct in rendering it "cypress." This tree grows abundantly on the mountains of Hermon. Its wood is hard and fragrant, and very durable. Its foliage is dark and gloomy. It is an evergreen (Cupressus sempervirens). "Throughout the East it is used as a funereal tree; and its dark, tall, waving plumes render it peculiarly appropriate among the tombs."

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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
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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Cypress". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Cypress [N] [E]

(Heb. tirzah ). The Hebrew word is found only in ( Isaiah 44:14 ) We are quite unable to assign any definite rendering to it. The true cypress is a native of the Taurus. The Hebrew word points to some tree with a hard grain, and this is all that can be positively said of it.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

CYPRESS

si'-pres.

See HOLM-TREE.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CYPRESS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.