Teil tree

"(an old name for the lime-tree, the tilia), Isa. 6:13, the" "terebinth, or turpentine-tree, the Pistacia terebinthus of" botanists. The Hebrew word here used (elah) is rendered oak "(q.v.) in Gen. 35:4; Judg. 6:11, 19; Isa. 1:29, etc. In Isa." "61:3 it is rendered in the plural "trees;" Hos. 4:13, "elm" "(R.V., "terebinth"). Hos. 4:13, "elm" (R.V., "terebinth"). In 1" "Sam. 17:2, 19 it is taken as a proper name, "Elah" (R.V. marg.," terebinth). "The terebinth of Mamre, or its lineal successor, remained from the days of Abraham till the fourth century of the Christian "era, and on its site Constantine erected a Christian church, the" "ruins of which still remain." "This tree "is seldom seen in clumps or groves, never in forests, but stands isolated and weird-like in some bare ravine or on a "hill-side where nothing else towers above the low brushwood" (Tristram).

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