almond

almond

A fruit tree, in Palestine growing as high as twenty-five feet. According to (Gen 30:37) Jacob used rods of almond, poplar, and plane in his plan against Laban. In (Gen 43:11) almonds are among the choice fruits of the land. According to (Num 17:8), Aaron’s rod put forth buds, blossoms, and ripe almonds, thus demonstrating he was divinely chosen. Jeremiah’s vision of the rod of almond is the occasion for God to affirm that God is watching over God’s word (Jer 1:11). Ecclesiastes uses the almond blossom to illustrate declining old age (Eccl 12:5). In (Exod 25:33-34 and Exod 37:19-20), the cups on the six branches and main stand of the candlestick (menorah; NRSV: “lampstand”) were shaped like almonds.

Gen 30:37

37Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane, and peeled white streaks in them, exposing the white of the rods.

Gen 43:11

11Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: take some of the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry them down as a pres ... View more

Num 17:8

8When Moses went into the tent of the covenant on the next day, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted. It put forth buds, produced blossoms, and ... View more

Jer 1:11

11The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.”

Eccl 12:5

5when one is afraid of heights, and terrors are in the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along and desire fails; because all must go ... View more

Exod 25:33-34

33three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with calyx and petals, on one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with calyx and petals, on ... View more

Exod 37:19-20

19three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with calyx and petals, on one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with calyx and petals, on ... View more

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