a tree from the wood of which Noah was directed to build the ark ( Genesis 6:14 ). It is mentioned only there. The LXX. render this word by "squared beams," and the Vulgate by "planed wood." Other versions have rendered it "pine" and "cedar;" but the weight of authority is in favour of understanding by it the cypress tree, which grows abundantly in Chaldea and Armenia.
(pitch ) wood. Only once mentioned -- ( Genesis 6:14 ) Two principal conjectures have been proposed --
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