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Meaning of ALMUG

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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Easton Bible Dictionary
 
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(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.

 

 

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