sycamore

sycamore

A tree mentioned in the Bible that is probably to be identified with the mulberry fig. It thrives in warm lowland areas of Palestine and produces a small fruit that is a popular food. The wood, though soft and porous, is quite durable and is therefore often used in the manufacture of furniture and for the construction of buildings. See 1Kgs 10:27; 1Chr 27:28; Isa 9:10; Amos 7:14; Luke 19:4.

1Kgs 10:27

27The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars as numerous as the sycamores of the Shephelah.

1Chr 27:28

28Over the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah was Baal-hanan the Gederite. Over the stores of oil was Joash.

Isa 9:10

10“The bricks have fallen,
but we will build with dressed stones;
the sycamores have been cut down,
but we will put cedars in their place.”

Amos 7:14

14Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees,

Luke 19:4

4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way.

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