Almug

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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Almug – (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.

Noah Moses

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