almug (Al´muhg)

A special kind of wood, perhaps red sandalwood. Almug was used for the construction of Solomon’s Temple and for musical instruments (1Kgs 10:11-12). The word is rendered algum in (2Chr 2:7 and 2Chr 9:10-11).

1Kgs 10:11-12

11Moreover, the fleet of Hiram, which carried gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir a great quantity of almug wood and precious stones.12From the almug wood the k ... View more

2Chr 2:7

7So now send me an artisan skilled to work in gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and in purple, crimson, and blue fabrics, trained also in engraving, to join the s ... View more

2Chr 9:10-11

10Moreover the servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir brought algum wood and precious stones.11From the algum wood, the king ... View more

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