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almug


almug


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Almug  \Al"mug\,  Algum  \Al"gum\,  n.  [Heb.,  perh.  borrowed  fr 
  Skr.  valguka  sandalwood.]  (Script.) 
  A  tree  or  wood  of  the  Bible  (2  Chron.  ii  8;  1  K.  x.  11). 
 
  Note:  Most  writers  at  the  present  day  follow  Celsius,  who 
  takes  it  to  be  the  red  sandalwood  of  China  and  the 
  Indian  Archipelago.  --W.  Smith. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Almug 
  (1  Kings  10:11,  12)  =  algum  (2  Chr.  2:8;  9:10,  11),  in  the 
  Hebrew  occurring  only  in  the  plural  _almuggim_  (indicating  that 
  the  wood  was  brought  in  planks),  the  name  of  a  wood  brought  from 
  Ophir  to  be  used  in  the  building  of  the  temple,  and  for  other 
  purposes.  Some  suppose  it  to  have  been  the  white  sandal-wood  of 
  India,  the  Santalum  album  of  botanists,  a  native  of  the 
  mountainous  parts  of  the  Malabar  coasts.  It  is  a  fragrant  wood, 
  and  is  used  in  China  for  incense  in  idol-worship.  Others  with 
  some  probability,  think  that  it  was  the  Indian  red  sandal-wood, 
  the  pterocarpus  santalinus  a  heavy,  fine-grained  wood,  the 
  Sanscrit  name  of  which  is  valguka  It  is  found  on  the  Coromandel 
  coast  and  in  Ceylon.