What does Grove mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
לְזֵיתֶֽךָ olive 1
יַ֖עַר forest 1

Definitions Related to Grove

H3293


   1 forest, wood, thicket, wooded height.
   

H2132


   1 olive, olive tree.
      1a olive tree.
      1b olives.
   2 mountain facing Jerusalem on the east side.
   

Frequency of Grove (original languages)

Frequency of Grove (English)

Dictionary

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Grove
Heb. 'asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove (2 Kings 21:7 ; 23:4 ). In the Revised Version the word "Asherah" (q.v.) is introduced as a proper noun, the name of the wooden symbol of a goddess, with the plurals Asherim (Exodus 34:13 ) and Asheroth (Judges 3:13 ). The LXX. have rendered Asherah In 2 Chronicles 15:16 by "Astarte." The Vulgate has done this also in Judges 3:7 .
Heb. 'eshel (Genesis 21:33 ). In 1 Samuel 22:6,31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has been identified with the Tamariscus orientalis, five species of which are found in Palestine.
The Heb. word 'elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation. In the Revised Version it is rendered, pl., "oaks" ( Genesis 13:18 ; 14:13 ; 18:1 ; 12:6 ; Deuteronomy 11:30 ; Joshua 19:33 ). In the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews (Jeremiah 17:3 ; Ezekiel 20:28 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Grove
In Genesis 21:33 , a tree planted in Beersheba by Abraham. More than likely it was a tamarisk. The King James Version of the Bible also uses the word “grove” to translate the term “Asherah.” This was a wooden symbol of a female Canaanite deity. Yahweh repeatedly instructed the Israelites to pull down and destroy the Asherim (groves). See Asherah ; Idols.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Grove
(See ASHTORETH.) Translated rather "Asherah," the image of the goddess. So 2 Kings 23:6, where it is nonsense "Josiah brought out the grove (Asherah) from the house of the Lord"; Manasseh had "set this graven image of Asherah in the house" (2 Kings 21:7; 2 Kings 22:7; compare Judges 3:7). Also a "grove" could not be "set up under every green tree" (2 Kings 17:10; 1 Kings 14:23; 1 Kings 18:19; Exodus 34:13). In Genesis 21:33 it is a different word, "Abraham planted a "grove" (eshowl ) in Beersheba," rather "a tamarisk tree," a hardy evergreen fitted to be a memorial to his posterity that the well was theirs.
The Asherah was upright, fixed or planted in the ground; of wood, so that it was capable of being "cut down and burned" (Judges 6:25-26; see 1 Kings 15:13). "Maacbah had made an idol Asherah" (not" IN grove".) The worship of Asherah like that of Astarte or Ashtoreth, was associated with Baal worship. Astarte is the personal goddess, Ashcrah her conventional symbol in some one of her attributes. The sacred tree in Assyrian sculptures is similar, a symbol of the goddess of nature. The stone "pillar" (as the Hebrew for "image" ought to be translated, Exodus 34:13) was Baal's symbol; as the wooden pillar or tree was Astarte's (2 Kings 18:4).
The attempt to combine this with Jehovah worship is the subject of the prohibition (Exodus 34:13). The Hebrew word translated "plain" (elon ) signifies a grove or plantation; that of Mamre (Genesis 13:18), of Moreh (Genesis 12:6), of Zaanaim (Judges 4:11), of the pillar in Shechem (Judges 9:6), of Meonenim (Judges 9:37), of Tabor (1 Samuel 10:3). Groves were associated with worship from ancient times, as the passages just quoted show. Pliny states that trees were the first temples. Their shade, solitude, and solemn stillness suggested this use. The superstitious abuse of them to idolatry and licentious rites caused the Divine prohibition of them for religious purposes; which prohibition Israel disregarded (Jeremiah 17:2; Ezekiel 20:28).
Trees were also used for national assemblies (Judges 9:6; Judges 9:37), for burying the dead (Genesis 35:8; 1 Samuel 31:14). Some trees are specially-noted: the tamarisk (eeshel ) under which Saul abode in Gibeah (1 Samuel 22:6); the terebinth in Shechem under which Joshua, after writing the law of God, set up (Joshua 24:26) a great stone as a witness; the palm tree of Deborah (Judges 4:5); the terebinth of enchantments (Judges 9:37 margin, (See MEONENIM); of wanderers (Judges 6:11, (See ZAANAIM)); 1 Samuel 14:2, "a pomegranate tree in Migron" (1 Samuel 10:3).
Tree worship, perhaps a distortion of the tradition of the tree of life and the tree of knowledge (Genesis 3), may be traced in Egypt, Arabia, Syria, Assyria, Persia, India, Thibet, Siam, China, Japan, Ceylon, the Philippine isles. The Druids venerated oak groves (Pliny, H. N., xvi. 44; Tacitus, Annals xiv. 30). The black priests in Africa alone may enter the sacred groves. The Etrurians worshipped a palm-tree.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Grove
1. eshel , a tamarisk, or perhaps any large tree. Abraham planted a memorial tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah. Genesis 21:33 . The same word is translated 'tree' in the A.V. in 1 Samuel 22:6 ('grove' in margin ) and 1 Samuel 31:13 .
2. asherah, asherath. The word 'grove' naturally suggests a row of trees, but that this cannot be the meaning is evident from groves being set up 'under every green tree.' 1 Kings 14:23 ; 2 Kings 17:10 . Manasseh set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the temple, which Josiah removed, burnt, and ground to powder. 2 Kings 21:7 ; 2 Kings 23:6 . This was doubtless made of metal, but the groves were of wood, as we learn from their being cut down, and burnt. Judges 6:25,26 ; 2 Kings 23:14,15 . One passage speaks of groves being planted, Deuteronomy 16:21 ; another, of their being made, and another, of their being built. 1 Kings 14 : 15,23. They are constantly associated with idols and images, and Judges 3:7 speaks of their being served along with Baalim.
On the whole it seems most probable that they were wooden symbols of a goddess, in the form of images or pillars, or mere stems of trees inserted in the earth. In 2 Kings 23:7 we read that women wove 'hangings' for the groves, but these were literally 'houses' or 'tents,' which implies that they enclosed the groves, probably for impure purposes, for immorality was almost constantly associated with idolatry. Kalisch and others suppose that the name Asherah has reference to the Syrian goddess Astarte, and it is so translated by the LXX in 2 Chronicles 15:16 . Fürst refers it to the Phoenician nature-god. The many references to the idols, images, and groves show how far Israel had departed from the living God and fallen into idolatry.
King James Dictionary - Grove
GROVE, n.
1. In gardening, a small wood or cluster of trees with a shaded avenue, or a wood impervious to the rays of the sun. A grove is either open or close open, when consisting of large trees whose branches shade the ground below close, when consisting of trees and underwood, which defend the avenues from the rays of the sun and from violent winds. 2. A wood of small extent. In America, the word is applied to a wood of natural growth in the field,as well as to planted trees in a garden,but only to a wood of small extent and not to a forest. 3. Something resembling a wood or trees in a wood. Tall groves of masts arose in beauteous pride.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Grove
A word used in the Authorized Version, with two exceptions, to translate the mysterious Hebrew term Asherah , which is not a grove, but probably an idol or image of some kind. [1] It is also probable that there was a connection between this symbol or image, whatever it was, and the sacred symbolic tree, the representation of which occurs so frequently on Assyrian sculptures.
The two exceptions noticed above are (Genesis 21:33 ) and 1 Samuel 22:6 (margin). In the religions of the ancient heathen world groves play a prominent part. In the old times altars only were erected to the gods. It was thought wrong to shut up the gods within walls, and hence trees were the first temples; and from the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. ( Genesis 12:6,7 ; 11:30) Authorized Version "plain." the groves were generally found connected with temples, and often had the right of affording an asylum.

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Reve - ) A Grove
Reve - ) A Grove
Elon - Oak; Grove; strong
Undergrove - ) A Grove of shrubs or low trees under taller ones
Rovy - ) Pertaining to, or resembling, a Grove; situated in, or frequenting, Groves
Pinery - ) A pine forest; a Grove of pines
Oliver - ) An olive Grove
Shaw - ) A thicket; a small wood or Grove
Bosquet - ) A Grove; a thicket; shrubbery; an inclosure formed by branches of trees, regularly or irregularly disposed
Reave - ) A Grove
Reave - ) A Grove
Maarath - from a root meaning "openness or boreness" (Gesenius), or (mearah ) a "cave" (Grove)
Zedad - Grove conjectures the present Sudud, E
Toft - ) A Grove of trees; also, a plain
Asherah - Asherim in Revised Version, instead of "grove" and "groves" of the Authorized Version. Such religious symbols ("groves") are frequently alluded to in Scripture (Exodus 34:13 ; Judges 6:25 ; 2 Kings 23:6 ; 1 Kings 16:33 , etc. (See Grove [1]
Asherah - "grove. Ashtoreth was the Hebrew name of the goddess; Asherah mistranslated "grove" in the A
Mamre - " The name probably denotes the "oak Grove" or the "wood of Mamre," thus designated after Abraham's ally. This "grove" must have been within sight of or "facing" Machpelah (q
Grove - Grove, n. A Grove is either open or close open, when consisting of large trees whose branches shade the ground below close, when consisting of trees and underwood, which defend the avenues from the rays of the sun and from violent winds. Tall Groves of masts arose in beauteous pride
Dik'Lah - (palm Grove )
Kirjath Arba - Hebron was the original name, then Mamre ("the sacred Grove near the town"), then Kirjath Caleb restored the name Hebron
Michmethah - side; Grove supposes a gap between Joshua 16:5 and Joshua 16:6
Nahaliel - (nuh hay' lih ehl) Place name meaning, “palm Grove of God,” “torrent valley of God,” or less likely, “God is my inheritance
Misrephoth Maim - Grove connects it with Zarephath
Coppice - ) A Grove of small growth; a thicket of brushwood; a wood cut at certain times for fuel or other purposes
Beth-Hoglah - Robinson traced this name at a place three miles from the mouth of the Jordan, on the way to Jericho; here was a fine Grove, watered by a sweet and limpid fountain the best in the valley of the Jordan
Tamarisk - ]'>[2] ‘ Grove ,’ mg. ‘grove’; 1 Samuel 31:13 AV Elath - Elath (ç'lath), trees, a Grove, perhaps terebinth-grove
Grove - The King James Version of the Bible also uses the word “grove” to translate the term “Asherah. Yahweh repeatedly instructed the Israelites to pull down and destroy the Asherim (groves)
Ash'Erah - (straight ), the name of a Phoenician goddess, or rather of the idol itself (Authorized Version "grove")
Mam're - (strength, fatness ) an ancient Amorite, who with his brothers, Eshcol and Aner, was in alliance with Abram, ( Genesis 14:13,51 ) and under the shade of whose oak Grove the patriarch dwelt in the interval between his residence at Bethel and at Beersheba
Tamarisk - , "grove," "tree"); Arab
Grove - So 2 Kings 23:6, where it is nonsense "Josiah brought out the Grove (Asherah) from the house of the Lord"; Manasseh had "set this graven image of Asherah in the house" (2 Kings 21:7; 2 Kings 22:7; compare Judges 3:7). Also a "grove" could not be "set up under every green tree" (2 Kings 17:10; 1 Kings 14:23; 1 Kings 18:19; Exodus 34:13). In Genesis 21:33 it is a different word, "Abraham planted a "grove" (eshowl ) in Beersheba," rather "a tamarisk tree," a hardy evergreen fitted to be a memorial to his posterity that the well was theirs. "Maacbah had made an idol Asherah" (not" IN Grove". The Hebrew word translated "plain" (elon ) signifies a Grove or plantation; that of Mamre (Genesis 13:18), of Moreh (Genesis 12:6), of Zaanaim (Judges 4:11), of the pillar in Shechem (Judges 9:6), of Meonenim (Judges 9:37), of Tabor (1 Samuel 10:3). Groves were associated with worship from ancient times, as the passages just quoted show. The Druids venerated oak Groves (Pliny, H. The black priests in Africa alone may enter the sacred Groves
Betake - It generally implies a motion towards an object, as to betake ourselves to a shade Grove or an application of the mind or faculties, corresponding with such motion, as to betake ourselves to study or to vice
Jerubbaal - One of the names of Gideon: he was so called for destroying the Grove of that idol Baal-Jerub, meaning, that he destroys
Tope - ) A Grove or clump of trees; as, a toddy tope
Topheth - ) From toph , the "drums" beaten to drown the shrieks of the children made to pass through the fire to Moloch; rather tophet means tabret, so "tabret Grove," i. music Grove, as Chinneroth is "the harp sea"; or tuph "to spit," less probably; or from a root "burning" (Persian, Gesenins); or "filth" (Roediger). One of the chief Groves in Hinnom; forming part of the king's gardens, and watered by Siloam; Hinnom is placed by old writers E. In Kings and Jeremiah the article precedes, "the Topheth" In Isaiah 30:33 it is Τophteh , "tabret Grove," as tupim in Isaiah 30:32 is "tabrets
Grove - in 1 Samuel 22:6 ('grove' in margin ) and 1 Samuel 31:13 . The word 'grove' naturally suggests a row of trees, but that this cannot be the meaning is evident from Groves being set up 'under every green tree. Manasseh set a graven image of the Grove that he had made in the temple, which Josiah removed, burnt, and ground to powder. This was doubtless made of metal, but the Groves were of wood, as we learn from their being cut down, and burnt. One passage speaks of Groves being planted, Deuteronomy 16:21 ; another, of their being made, and another, of their being built. In 2 Kings 23:7 we read that women wove 'hangings' for the Groves, but these were literally 'houses' or 'tents,' which implies that they enclosed the Groves, probably for impure purposes, for immorality was almost constantly associated with idolatry. The many references to the idols, images, and Groves show how far Israel had departed from the living God and fallen into idolatry
Grove - 'asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a Grove (2 Kings 21:7 ; 23:4 ). word 'elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a Grove or plantation. In the earliest times Groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated Groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews (Jeremiah 17:3 ; Ezekiel 20:28 )
Mamre - He gave his name to the town where he dwelt, afterwards Hebron, in the suburbs of which was a large terebinth-tree, or Grove, (see Genesis 13:18 18:1
Elath - Grove; trees, (Deuteronomy 2:8 ), also in plural form Eloth (1 Kings 9:26 , etc
Bethbarah - ) Grove supposes Bethbarah to be the ford Jacob crossed in returning from Mesopotamia, and at which Jephthah slew the Ephraimites
Erech - By the Accadians it was also styled 'the heavenly Grove,' 'the heavenly resting place,' 'the seven enclosures,' etc
Loom - ) A shady, gloomy, or dark place or Grove
Loom - ) A shady, gloomy, or dark place or Grove
Oak - In many passages where "plain" or "plains" occurs, we should probably understand "terebinth" or "a Grove of terebinths," Genesis 12:6 13:18 14:13 18:1 Deuteronomy 11:30 Judges 9:6 . See Grove
e'Lath, e'Loth - (a Grove ), the name of a town of the land of Edom, commonly mentioned with Ezion-geber, and situated at the head of the Arabian Gulf, which was thence called the Elanitic Gulf. The Arabic name is Eyleh , and palm Groves still exist there, after which it was named
Oak - It should appear that the Patriarch Abraham resided under an oak, or a Grove of oaks, which our translators render the plain of Mamre; and that he planted a Grove of this tree, Genesis 13:18 . ...
Oaks, and Groves of oaks, were esteemed proper places for religious services; altars were set up under them, Joshua 24:26 ; and, probably, in the east as well as in the west, appointments to meet at conspicuous oaks were made, and many affairs were transacted or treated of under their shade, as we read in Homer, Theocritus, and other poets
Beersheba - Here also he planted a Grove, as it would appear, for the purpose of retirement for religious worship
Cedar - Every thing about this tree has a strong balsamic odor; and hence the whole Grove is so pleasant and fragrant, that it is delightful to walk in it, Song of Song of Solomon 4:11 Hosea 14:6 . The largest and most ancient trees, generally thought to be the only ones, are found in a Grove, lying a little off from the road which crosses mount Lebanon from Baalbek to Tripole, at some distance below the summit of the mountain on the western side, at the foot indeed of the highest summit or ridge of Lebanon. This Grove consists of a few very old trees, perhaps as old as the time of Christ, intermingled with 400 or 500 younger ones
Maktesh - The deep valley between the temple and upper city, crowded with merchant bazaars (Grove): Zephaniah 1:11
Rifle - ) To Grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon
Academy - ) A garden or Grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head
Atad - Grove however makes Atad W
Wood - ) A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or Grove; - frequently used in the plural
Grove -
A word used in the Authorized Version, with two exceptions, to translate the mysterious Hebrew term Asherah , which is not a Grove, but probably an idol or image of some kind. In the religions of the ancient heathen world Groves play a prominent part. It was thought wrong to shut up the gods within walls, and hence trees were the first temples; and from the earliest times Groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. " the Groves were generally found connected with temples, and often had the right of affording an asylum
Hanging - bottim (2 Kings 23:7 ), "hangings for the Grove" (RSV, "for the Asherah"); marg
Elim - A few palms still remain, dwarfs and trunkless, gnarled tamarisks and acacias, the sole relics of the Grove that once flourished on this oasis of the W
Nebo (1) - Grove suggests jebel Nebbah, S
Mamre - Abram resided under the oak Grove shade in the interval between his stay at Bethel and at Beersheba (Genesis 13:18; Genesis 18:1; Genesis 20:1; Genesis 21:31)
Chastity - Grove gives us the following rules for the conservation of chastity. Grove's Moral Philos
Ezion Geber - On the haven's eastern side lay Elath (now Akaba), from whence the Elanitic gulf took its name, meaning "trees"; a palm Grove is still there; on the W
Geliloth - " Gilgal occupied the same position "before the going up of Adummim" (Joshua 15:7) on the northern boundary of Judah, which is the southern bound of Benjamin; therefore Grove would substitute "Gilgal" for "Geliloth
Salt, Valley of - Grove objects to this identification with the plain intervening between the Dead Sea and the heights which cross the valley seven miles to the S
Mori'ah - (Smith, Stanley and Grove are, however, inclined to doubt this tradition
Pergamos - The Nicephorium, or thank offering Grove for victory over Antiochus, had an assemblage of temples of idols, Zeus, Athene, Apollo, Aesculapius, Dionysus, Aphrodite. The Grove of Aesculapius was recognized by the Roman senate under Tiberius as having right of sanctuary
Terebinth - In almost every locality where it is allowed to attain its full growth 30 to 40 feet high it is associated with a sacred tomb or Grove: many such Groves are still deeply venerated in Galilee
Elath - It means "trees," and a Grove of palm trees is still at Akaba
Rove - Exodus 34:13 (a) The Groves which are described in this passage and in the others which are given in this paragraph represent an unusual planting of branches of trees or saplings carved into shapes for immoral purposes. The Grove mentioned in Deuteronomy 16:21 and the Groves planted by Abraham were normal and natural groups of ordinary trees
Sodom - The northern site has been strongly advocated by Grove, Tristram, Thomson, and others, and it is probably the true one, though the question is one which is undecided
Ashtoreth - Her worship was most licentious and abominable; closely connected with that of (See ASHERAH, "THE Grove". Ashtoreh is the goddess, asherah "the Grove," the image or the symbol of the goddess, of wood; asher , yashar , "to be straight," a straight stem of a tree living, or fixed upright (1 Kings 18:19; 2 Kings 21:7; 2 Kings 23:6; 2 Kings 23:13-14; 2 Kings 23:15; Judges 6:25; Judges 6:30)
Aroer - Grove suggests that at the Arnon junction with the Lejum, one hour E
Ashtoreth, Plural Ash'Taroth - This last name is commonly rendered in the English version "grove;" but eminent Hebrew scholars think this meaning is unsupported either by the etymology or the context
Turtle, Turtle-Dove - " "Immediately on its arrival it pours forth from every garden, Grove, and wooded hill its melancholy yet soothing ditty unceasingly from early dawn till sunset
Antipatris - 2) gives an account of its foundation:...
‘Herod erected another city in the plain called Kapharsaba, where he Chose out a fit place, both for plenty of water and goodness or soil, and proper for the production of what was there planted, where a river encompassed the city itself, and a Grove of the beet trees for magnitude was round about it: this he named Antipatris, from his father Antipater
Topheth - Tophet was probably the king's "music-grove" or garden, denoting originally nothing evil or hateful
Hanging, Hangings - In a corrupt passage, 2 Kings 23:7 , we read of ‘hangings for the Grove,’ or rather, as RV Olives, Olive Tree - ...
2: ἐλαιών (Strong's #1638 — Noun Masculine — elaion — el-ah-yone' ) "an olive Grove" or "olive garden," the ending -- on, as in this class of noun, here indicates "a place set with trees of the kind designated by the primitive" (Thayer); hence it is applied to the Mount of Olives, Luke 19:29 ; 21:37 ; Acts 1:12 ("Olivet"): in the first two of these and in Mark 11:1 , some mss
to'Pheth, - (Isaiah 30:32,37 ) The Hebrew words are nearly identical; and Tophet was probably the king's "music-grove" or garden, denoting originally nothing evil or hateful
Ashtaroth - The word Ashtaroth properly signifies flocks of sheep, or goats; and sometimes the Grove, or woods, because she was goddess of woods, and Groves were her temples. In Groves consecrated to her, such lasciviousness was committed as rendered her worship infamous
Jezreel - Near by were a temple and Grove of Astarte, with an establishment of 400 priests supported by Jezebel
Antioch - The Grove at Daphne, planted by Seleucus, which, with its temple and oracle, presented, during the reigns of the Macedonian kings of Syria, the most splendid and fashionable place of resort for Pagan worship in the east, had sunk into neglect since the establishment of Christianity. The altar of the god was deserted, the oracle was silenced, and the sacred Grove itself defiled by the interment of Christians. Julian undertook to restore the ancient honours and usages of the place; but it was first necessary to take away the pollution occasioned by the dead bodies of the Christians, which were disinterred and removed! Among these was that of Babylas, a bishop of Antioch, who died in prison in the persecution of Decius, and after resting near a century in his grave within the walls of Antioch, had been removed by order of Callus into the midst of the Grove of Daphne, where a church was built over him; the remains of the Christian saint effectually supplanting the former divinity of the place, whose temple and statue, however, though neglected, remained uninjured. The temple stood in the midst of a Grove of laurels and cypresses, where every thing was assembled which could minister to the senses; and in whose recesses the juvenile devotee wanted not the countenance of a libertine god to abandon himself to voluptuousness
Oak - ...
It is probably sprung from some far back offshoot of the original Grove under which he pitched his tent (Genesis 13:18), "Abram dwelt at the oaks of Mamre in Hebron
Academics - They were so called from the Academia, a Grove near Athens, where they frequently indulged their contemplations. ...
Gethsemane - Oil-press, a garden or Grove in the valley at the foot of the Mount of Olives, over against Jerusalem, to which our Savior sometimes retired, and in which he endured his agony, and was betrayed by Judas, Matthew 26:36-57
Shade - An obscure place, properly in a Grove or close wood, which precludes the sun's rays an hence, a secluded retreat
Plains - They regard the word as meaning an "oak" or "grove of oaks," a rendering supported by nearly all the commentators and lexicographers of the present day, The passages in which the word occurs erroneously translated "plain" are as-follows: Plain of Moreh, ( Genesis 12:6 ; 11:30) plain of Mamre, (Genesis 13:18 ; 14:13 ; 18:1 ) plain of Zaanaim, (Judges 4:11 ) plain of the pillar, (Judges 9:6 ) plain of Meonenim, (Judges 9:37 ) plain of Tabor, (1 Samuel 10:5 )
Tongue - ) To join means of a tongue and Grove; as, to tongue boards together
ga'za - There are a few palm trees in the town, and its fruit orchards are very productive; but the chief feature of the neighborhood is the wide-spread olive Grove to the north and northeast
Beersheba - Abraham planted here a" Grove" ('eshel ) (distinct from the idol Grove, Asheerah, or Astarte Baal), or tree, the tamarisk, long living, of hard wood, with long, clustering, evergreen leaves, as a type of the ever enduring grace of the faithful, covenant keeping God (Genesis 21:33), "and called on the name (the self manifested character and person) of Jehovah, the everlasting God
Oak - 330, and no tree now marks the Grove of Mamre
Prudence - " Grove thus: "Prudence is an ability of judging what is best in the choice both of ends and means. 28; Grove's Moral Phil
a'Hab - He married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal king of Tyre; and in obedience to her wishes, caused temple to be built to Baal in Samaria itself; and an oracular Grove to be consecrated to Astarte
Forest - In Isaiah 17:9 for "bough" translated "his strong cities shall be as the leavings of woods," what the axeman leaves when he cuts down the Grove (Isaiah 17:6)
Cenchreae - Between Cenchreae and Schœnus was a famous sanctuary, in which stood ‘the temple of Isthmian Neptune, shaded above with a Grove of pine-trees, where the Corinthians celebrated the Isthmian games’ (Strabo, loc
Rich - Having something precious as a Grove of rich trees
Bela - But Grove places the cities of the plain N
Injury - Some, says Grove, distinguish between injustitia and injuria. ...
See Grove's Mor
Amorite (the) - " Grove, in Smith's Dictionary, conjectures that "Amorite" expresses locality (highlander), not distinction of race; because the name is spread over a wide area, no connection appears between the Amorites on the E
Asherah - The King James Version translated Asherah “grove” and the proper noun “Ashtaroth
Trees - Deuteronomy 16:21 (b) These Groves were very immoral and vile inventions of wicked men. They were not Groves of trees, as we understand a Grove. (See under "GROVE")
Self-Defence - "Notwithstanding, " says Grove, "the great names which may appear on the side of any of these opinions, I cannot but think self-defence, though it proceeds to the killing of another to save one's self, is in common cases not barely permitted, but enjoined by nature; and that a man would be wanting to the Author of his being, to society, and to himself, to abandon that life with which he is put in trust. " ...
See Grove's Moral Philosophy
Rama - Identified by Grove with Ramleh
Olive - Almost every village has its olive Grove
Blow - How blows the citron Grove
Druids - The chief settlement of the Druids in Britain as in the isle of Anglesey, the ancient Mona, which they might choose for this purpose, as it is well stored with precious Groves of their favourite oak. They worshipped the Supreme Being under the name of Esus or Hesus, and the symbol of the oak; and had no other temple than a wood or a Grove, where all their religious rites were performed. Indeed, their whole religion originally consisted in acknowledging that the Supreme Being, who made his abode in these sacred Groves, governed the universe; and, that every creature ought to obey his laws, and pay him divine homage
Vinyard - ...
The words “vineyard” and “olive Grove’ (zayit) are often found together in the biblical text
High Places - In Ezekiel 16:16," of thy garments thou didst take and deckedst thy high places with divers colors," the sense is: as a harlot spreading her tent of divers colors to lure victims, so Israel set up on the high places, not stone chapels, but tents hung with colored tapestry, as the "woven hangings of (Asherah) Astarte" (the right translation for "grove") (2 Kings 23:7)
Gaza - An extensive olive Grove lies N
Gaza - Well watered, with broad gardens, and a great olive Grove stretching northwards, it drives a considerable trade with the nomadic Arabs
Gomorrah - Grove argues for the northern site that Abram and Lot near Bethel could not have seen the southern valleys (Genesis 13:10) but could see the northern, and that what they saw was "the Ciccar of the Jordan," whereas Jordan flowed into the northern end of the Dead Sea but not into the southern
Jericho - Place of fragrance, a fenced city in the midst of a vast Grove of palm trees, in the plain of Jordan, over against the place where that river was crossed by the Israelites (Joshua 3:16 )
Heathen - Grove, Dr. 314; Grove's Mor
Marriage - By Grove thus: "A society formed between two persons of different sexes, chiefly for the procreation and education of children. Grove's Mor
Inn - In these ruthless wastes, where no rural village or cheerful hamlet, no inn or house of refreshment, is to be found, how noble is the charity that rears the hospitable roof, that plants the shady Grove and conducts the refreshing moisture into reservoirs!"...
Abraham - Passing along the valley of the Jabbok, in the land of Canaan, he formed his first encampment at Sichem (Genesis 12:6 ), in the vale or oak-grove of Moreh, between Ebal on the north and Gerizim on the south. Immediately after this Abram was cheered by a repetition of the promises already made to him, and then removed to the plain or "oak-grove" of Mamre, which is in Hebron
Baal (1) - Baal is also associated with Aaherah, inaccurately translated "THE Grove" or "groves" (Judges 3:7; 2 Chronicles 33:3; 2 Chronicles 34:4; 2 Kings 23:5-6). Ahab, king of Israel, under Jezebel's influence (daughter of Ethbaal, priest of Baal and king of Zidon), established the worship of Baal and Asherah ("the Groves"): 1 Kings 16:31-33; 1 Kings 18:19-22
Asherah - ]'>[4] and Vulgate, had mistakenly rendered Grove
Agriculture - For his benefit, too, a sheaf forgotten in carrying to the floor was to be left; so also with regard to the vineyard' and the olive Grove
Jehoahaz - (See Grove
Canaan - The plain or circle of Jordan on which Sodom and Gomorrah stood was probably, according to Grove, at the N. ) Grove states there are no clear traces of volcanic action there, nor in the Holy Land or near it, except in the Leja, or Argob. "The river (nahar ) of Egypt" is the Nile, or Sihor, here representing (according to Grove) Egypt in general, as "Euphrates" represents Assyria (compare Isaiah 8:7-8). But Joshua 13:3 expressly mentions Sihor, "the black turbid river," Nile, as the ultimately appointed border; this extended dominion twice foretold (for the simple language in histories as Genesis and Joshua hardly sanctions Grove's view that the river represents merely Egypt, in general), and so accurately defining the limits, awaits Israel in the last days (Isaiah 2:11; Zechariah 9:9-10)
Lord's Supper - 7; and Henry Earle, Doolittle, Grove, and Robertson, on the Lord's Supper; Dr
Idolatry, - The terebinth (oak) at Mamre, beneath which Abraham built an altar, (Genesis 12:7 ; 13:18 ) and the memorial Grove planted by him at Beersheba, (Genesis 21:33 ) were intimately connected with patriarchal worship
Tree - The word אשל , translated "grove" in Genesis 21:33 , has been variously translated. Parkhurst renders it an oak, and says, that from this word may be derived the name of the famous asylum, opened by Romulus between two Groves of oak at Rome
Samaritan Pentateuch - ...
Grove in 1861 brought a 4to copy from Nablus for the Count of Paris, in whose library it is
Josiah - ...
Josiah spared not even the high places which pious Hezekiah had left, nor those of Solomon in his apostasy, nor their priests (Chemarim), as Zephaniah 1:4 foretold; also Manasseh his grandfather's Grove (Asherah) in the Lord's house (2 Kings 21:7; 2 Kings 23:6)
Exodus - ), where were twelve springs of water and a Grove of "threescore and ten" palm trees (Exodus 15:27 )
Ahab - Ahab built an altar and temple to Baal in Samaria, and "made a Grove," i. ...
So prevalent was idolatry that Baal had 450 prophets, and Asherah ("the Groves") had 400, whom Jezebel entertained at her own table
Hadrianus, Publius Aelius, Emperor - Trees and statues were placed on the platform of the temple and a Grove to Adonis near the cave of the nativity at Bethlehem
Bethesda - ’ Against this view Grove (Smith’s DB Games - His statue might be, and often was, placed in the sacred Grove of Elis, and he was looked upon as a public benefactor
Jordan - ...
Grove remarks of the Jordan: "so rapid that its course is one continued cataract, so crooked that in its whole lower and main course it has hardly a half mile straight, so broken with rapids that no boat can swim any distance continuously, so deep below the adjacent country that it is invisible and can only be with difficulty approached; refusing all communication with the ocean, and ending in a lake where navigation is impossible useless for irrigation, it is in fact what its Arabic name signifies, nothing but a 'great watering place,' Sheriat el Khebir
Canticles; the Song of Solomon - The sudden transitions from the court to the Grove are inexplicable on the literal interpretation
Gideon - ...
His second revelation was in a dream, commanding him to overthrow his father's altar to Baal and to erect an altar to Jehovah and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the Asherah ("grove") or idol goddess of nature, probably a wooden pillar (Deuteronomy 16:21)
Antioch - So infamous was the Grove of Daphne, five miles out of the city, filled with shrines to Apollo, Venus, Isis, etc
Olives, Mount of - "The mount of the olive Grove" (Εlaionos ), Acts 1:12. Josiah defiled Solomon's idolatrous high places, breaking the "statues," cutting down the Groves, and filling their places with men's bones
Nineveh - The sacred tree answers to Asheerah, "the Grove" (2 Kings 21:7)
Bethlehem - 117–138), in his zeal to extirpate the very remembrance of Christ, caused a Grove sacred to Adonis to be planted over the grotto of the Nativity, as he caused a temple to Venus to be erected over the site of the sepulchre of our Lord
Egypt - All were, however, outdone, at least in massiveness and durability, by the Egyptians; the architectural design of whose temples, as well as that of the Grecian edifices, was borrowed from the stems and branches of the Grove temples
Abram - Here Abraham planted a Grove, built an altar, and for some time resided Genesis 21:21
Dates (2) - Grove and Sir C
Jerusalem - Without the walls are a Turkish burial ground, the tomb of David, a small Grove near the tombs of the kings, and all the rest is a surface of rock, on which are a few numbered trees. The foundations are not only broken up, but every fragment of which they were composed is swept away, and the spectator looks upon the bare rock with hardly a sprinkling of earth to point out her gardens of pleasure, or Groves of idolatrous devotion