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Rhamnus
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 a 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.

Habitat: Hill countries.

Rock rose
See Plants. The Hebrew term lot of Genesis 37:25 or the resin in the English translation has been viewed by some translators as a reference to a resin that was derived from rock roses. Other scholars dispute this and suggest instead that it refers to a resin which was obtained from the mastic tree or chestnut tree or pine tree. The term appears in a passage that describes the goods carried by the traders to whom Joseph was sold.

The dark resin that is obtained from the rock rose is used in the making of perfumes.

Habitat: Stony, dry soil.





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