(1) 'eshkol; compare proper name \VALE OF ESHCOL\. (which see), from root meaning "to bind together." A cluster or bunch of grapes (Genesis 40:10; Numbers 13:23; Isaiah 65:8; Song of Solomon 7:8; Micah 7:1, etc.); a cluster of henna flowers (Song of Solomon 1:14); a cluster of dates (Song of Solomon 7:7). "Their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter." (Deuteronomy 32:32).
(2) botrus, "gather the clusters of the vine of the earth" (Revelation 14:18).
E. W. G. Masterman
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