(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).

The "cluster of raisins" (tsimmuqim) of 1 Samuel 25:18; 30:12, should rather be "raisin cakes" or "dried raisins."

E. W. G. Masterman

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CLUSTER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.