Chestnut tree

Chestnut tree [N] [S]

(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.

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.

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

Bibliography Information

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