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Bdellium
See Plants. The Hebrew term bedolach which is mentioned in Genesis 2:12 has been viewed by some scholars as a reference to pearls. Other scholars dispute this and suggest instead that it should be viewed as a reference to either crystals or to bdellium, a gum resin substance. The Hebrew term appears in the passage which describes the physical terrain around the Garden of Eden.

The bdellium is a gum resin which is obtained from the commiphora tree.

Habitat: Northern Yemen.

Boxthorn
See Plants. The Hebrew word atad of Genesis 50:10 is considered by some scholars to be a reference to a boxthorn. Other scholars dispute this and suggest instead that the term should be viewed as a reference to either rhamnus or spurge (euphorbia). Bramble Barn or the Barn of the Haatad on the Jordan's bank is believed to be the location in which the Israelites held a funeral for Jacob.

The boxthorn is a prickly shrub, a member of the nightshade family.

Habitat:Banks of the Jordan.





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