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Gopher

Gopher [S]

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.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Gopher [E]

(pitch ) wood. Only once mentioned -- ( Genesis 6:14 ) Two principal conjectures have been proposed --

  1. That the "trees of gopher" are any trees of the resinous kind, such as pine, fir, etc.
  2. That Gopher is cypress.
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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