the fruit of a species of palm (q.v.), the Phoenix dactilifera. This was a common tree in Palestine ( Joel 1:12 ; Nehemiah 8:15 ). Palm branches were carried by the Jews on festive occasions, and especially at the feast of Tabernacles ( Leviticus 23:40 ; Nehemiah 8:15 ).
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
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Date". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".