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.
27The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars as numerous as the sycamores of the Shephelah.
28Over the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah was Baal-hanan the Gederite. Over the stores of oil was Joash.
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.”
14Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees,
4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way.