The Hebrew word erez, invariably rendered “cedar” by the Authorized Version, stands for that tree in most of the passages where the word occurs. While the word is sometimes used in a wider sense, (Leviticus 14:6) for evergreen cone-bearing trees, generally the cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) is intended. (1 Kings 7:2; 10:27; Psalms 92:12; […]

-Valuable for building purposes Isa 9:10 -David’s ample provision of, in Jerusalem, for the temple 2Ch 1:15; 2:3,4 -Furnished by Hiram, king of Tyre, for Solomon’s temple 1Ki 5:6-10; 9:11; 2Ch 2:16 -Used .In rebuilding the temple Ezr 3:7 .In David’s palace 2Sa 5:11; 1Ch 17:1 .In Solomon’s palace 1Ki 7:2 .For masts of ships […]

(Heb. e’rez, Gr. kedros, Lat. cedrus), a tree very frequently mentioned in Scripture. It was stately (Ezek. 31:3-5), long-branched (Ps. 80:10; 92:12; Ezek. 31:6-9), odoriferous (Cant. 4:11; Hos. 14:6), durable, and therefore much used for boards, pillars, and ceilings (1 Kings 6:9, 10; 7:2; Jer. 22:14), for masts (Ezek. 27:5), and for carved images (Isa. […]