Palm-tree, The

  • First mention of, in Scripture.

    Exodus 15:27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

  • Jericho celebrated for.

    Deuteronomy 34:3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.

    Judges 1:16 And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • See PALM TREE in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Tall.

      Song of Solomon 7:7 This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.

    • Upright.

      Jeremiah 10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

    • Flourishing.

      Psalms 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

    • Bible concordance for PALM TREE

    • Fruitful to a great age.

      Psalms 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

  • The fruit of, called dates.

    2 Chronicles 31:5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.

    (marg.)
  • Requires a moist and fertile soil.

    Exodus 15:27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

  • See Palmtree in McClintock and Strong.

  • Tents often pitched under the shade of.

    Judges 4:5 And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.

  • THE BRANCHES OF, WERE
    • The emblem of victory.

      Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

    • Carried at feast of tabernacles.

      Leviticus 23:40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

    • Used for constructing booths.

      Nehemiah 8:15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.

  • Spread before Christ.

    John 12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

  • Blasted as a punishment.

    Joel 1:12 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.

  • Represented in carved work on the walls and doors of the temple of Solomon.

    1 Kings 6:29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without.

    1 Kings 6:32 The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.

    1 Kings 6:35 And he carved thereon cherubims and palm trees and open flowers: and covered them with gold fitted upon the carved work.

    2 Chronicles 3:5 And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • The church.

      Song of Solomon 7:7-8 This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes. 8 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;

    • The righteous.

      Psalms 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

    • The upright appearance of idols.

      Jeremiah 10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

 
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