Date [N]

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 ).

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

Bibliography Information

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

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