The TREES mentioned in the Holy Biblical Scriptures


This teaching is inspired by the “Tu B’Shevat” Feast.

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Genesis 1:1-13 Names of God Bible (NOG)

The Creation

1 In the beginning Elohim created heaven and earth.

2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The Ruach Elohim was hovering over the water.

3 Then Elohim said, “Let there be light!” So there was light. 4 Elohimsaw the light was good. So Elohim separated the light from the darkness. 5 Elohim named the light day, and the darkness he named night. There was evening, then morning—the first day.

6 Then Elohim said, “Let there be a horizon in the middle of the water in order to separate the water.” 7 So Elohim made the horizon and separated the water above and below the horizon. And so it was. 8 Elohim named what was above the horizon sky. There was evening, then morning—a second day.

9 Then Elohim said, “Let the water under the sky come together in one area, and let the dry land appear.” And so it was. 10 Elohim named the dry land earth. The water which came together he named sea. Elohimsaw that it was good. 11 Then Elohim said, “Let the earth produce vegetation: plants bearing seeds, each according to its own type, and fruit trees bearing fruit with seeds, each according to its own type.” And so it was. 12 The earth produced vegetation: plants bearing seeds, each according to its own type, and trees bearing fruit with seeds, each according to its own type. Elohim saw that they were good. 13 There was evening, then morning—a third day….

Genesis 2:9 Names of God Bible (NOG)

9 Yahweh Elohim made all the trees grow out of the ground. These trees were nice to look at, and their fruit was good to eat. The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil grew in the middle of the garden.

Genesis 2:17 Names of God Bible (NOG)

17 But you must never eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because when you eat from it, you will certainly die.”

Genesis 21:33 Names of God Bible (NOG)

33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba and worshiped Yahweh, El Olam, there.


These are plants mentioned in The Bible. For those plants with unconfirmed/debated identities the most likely candidate is listed.


Most likely Rubus sanctus blackberry bush Abraham’s Bush (Vitex agnus-castus L.; Lamiaceae) Exodus 3:2
Acacia, Spirale (Acacia raddiana Savi) Exodus 25:10
Acacia, tortilis Acacia, Negev (Acacia gerrardii Bentham subsp. negevensis) Exodus 37:17
Algum Tree traditionally red sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus) white sandalwood – Santalum album scandal wood, a few claim it is juniper (Juniperus excelsa [Heb., ’al·gum·mim? (2 Chronicles 2:8; 9:10, 11); ’al·mug·gim? 1 Kings 10:11, 12)]
Almond (Amygdalus communis) [Heb., luz (Ge 30:37); sha·qedh? “keeping awake” Genesis 43:11.
Almug Tree (Pterocarpus santalinus) 1 Kings 10:11
Aloe (Aquilaria malaccensis) Proverbs 7:17
Aloe, Aloe succotrina. Proverbs 7:17
Anemone (Anemone coronaria L.; Ranunculaceae) Matthew 6:28
Anise (Dill) (Anethum graveolens) Exodus 30:34
Apple (Malus domestica.) [Heb., tap·pu?ach]. Arabic is tuffah. To change a p to Letter f in Hebrew there’s a dot changed The word itself indicates that which is distinguished by its fragrance, or scent. It comes from the root na·phach?, meaning “blow; pant; struggle for breath.” (Gen 2:7; Job 31:39; Jer 15:9) Regarding this, M. C. Fisher wrote: “Relationship [to na·phach?] seems at first semantically strained, but the ideas of ‘breathe’ and ‘exhale an odor’ are related. The by-form puah means both ‘blow’ (of wind) and ‘exhale a pleasant odor, be fragrant.’”-Proverbs 25:11.
Barley (Hordeum spp.) Numbers 5:15
Bdellium (Commiphora africana) – [Heb., bedho?lach]. Numbers 11:7
Beans (Vicia faba) Ezekiel 4:9
Box tree (Buxus sempervirens) Isaiah 41:19
Boxthorn (Lycium europaeum) Proverbs 22:5
Bramble (Rubus ulmifolius) Judges 9:15
Cane (Arundo donax) Isaiah 43:24 Jeremiah 6:20
Broom, Spiny (Calycotome villosa (Poiret) Psalm 120:4
Broom, White (Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb) 1 Kings 19:4, Psalm 120:4
Broom, Yellow (Spartium junceum) Psalm 120:4
Bulrush (Typha spp.) or Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) Exodus 2:3; Job40:21 ABP, NETS
Burning Bush (Loranthus acaciae) Exodus 3:1, 2
Caper, Desire (Capparis spinosa L.) 1 Kings 4:33
Camphire (Lawsonia inermis)[1] Song of Songs1:14
Carob or Locust (Ceratonia siliqua) Luke 15:16; Matthew 3:1
“Cassia” (Cinnamomum iners) Exodus 30, Psalm45:8, Job 42:14
Castor Oil Tree (Jonah’s Gourd) – (Ricinus communis L.) Jonah 4
Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani Loud.) 1 Kings 5:10, 2 Kings 19:23
Chamomile (several species) Isaiah 40:6
Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) Job 40:21 ABP, NETS
Chestnut (Plane Tree) (Platanus orientalis L.) Luke 17:6
Chicory (Cichorium spp.) Numbers 9:9
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Proverbs 7:17
Citron (Etrog) (Citrus medica L.)
Cockle (Agrostemma gitago) Isaiah 28:23
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Exodus 16:31
Cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) Esther 1:6
Crocus (Crocus sativus) Song of Solomon4:13
Crown Daisy (Chrysanthemum sp.) Isaiah 40:6
Crown of Thorns (Paliurus spina-christi) Mark 15:15
Cucumber (Cucumis melo) Numbers 11:5
Cumin (Cumimum cyminum) Isaiah 28:27
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.) Isaiah 44:14
Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) Song of Solomon5:11; 7:7, 8, John12:13
Dill (Anethum graveolens) Exodus 30:34
Dove’s Dung (Ornithogalum narbonense) 2 Kings 6:25
Fig (Ficus carica L.) Joel 1:7
Fitches (Black Cumin) (Nigella sativa) Isaiah 28:23
Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Proverbs 31:13
Flowers 1 Kings 7:26
Frankincense (Boswellia thurifera) Matthew 2:10, 11
Galbanum – Fennel (Ferula galbaniflua) Gospel of Matthew23:23
Gall (Papaver somniferum) Book of Lamentations 3:19
Garlic (Allium sativum) Numbers 11:5
Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) Genesis 9:20
Hedge of thorns (Solanum incanum L.)[2] Proverbs 15:19
Hemlock (Conium maculatum) Amos 6:12
Henna (Lawsonia inermis L.) Song of Solomon1:14
Hyssop Leviticus 14:52
Incense (Boswellia sacra) Hosea 4:13
Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum) Matthew 27:3
Jujube (Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf) Matthew 27:3
Leek (Allium porrum) Numbers 11:5
Lentils (Lens esculenta) 2 Samuel 17:28
Lily (Iris palaestina) 1 Kings 7:22
Lily Sand (Pancratium maritimum L.) 1 Kings 7:19
Linen (Linum usitatissimum) Exodus 35:25
Mallow (Atriplex halimus L.) Job 30:4
Mandrake (Mandragora autumnalis) Bertol) Genesis 30:15
Manna (Alhagi camelorum) Numbers 11:7
Marjorum (Origanum majorana) Leviticus 14:4
Mint Matthew 23:23
Mulberry, Black (Morus nigra L.) 2 Samuel 5:23-24
Mustard (Brassica nigra) Matthew 13:31
Myrrh (Possible) – (Commiphora abyssinica Engl.) Song of Solomon4:6
Myrtle (Myrtus communis L.) Isaiah 55:13
Nettles (Acanthus spinosus) Song of Solomon4:14
Nigella (Nigella sp.) Isaiah 28:26
Nuts/Pistachio – (Pistacia vera L.) Song of Solomon6:11
Nuts/Walnut (Juglans regia L.) Song of Solomon6:11
Oak (Quercus calliprinos Webb) Joshua 24:26
Oak (Quercus ithaburensis Decaisne) Joshua 24:26
Oak (Valonia Oak) (Quercus aegilops) Genesis 35:8
Olive (Olea europaea) Judges 9:9
Onion (Allium cepa) Numbers 11:5
Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Song of Solomon7:8
Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) Isaiah 44:14
Pine Tree (Abies cilicica) 1 Kings, etc.
Plane Tree (Platanus orientalis L.) Ezekiel 31:8
Pomegranate – (Punica granatum) Song of Solomon7:12 [Heb., rim·mohn?].
Poplar White Psalm 137:2
Poplar Isaiah 44:4
Reed (See also Cane.) Ezekiel 40:vv.; Job40:21
Rie” (Rye) Isaiah 28:25
Rockrose Pink Genesis 43:
Rockrose White Genesis 43:11
Rose Wild (Dog Rose) Song of Solomon2:1
Rue (Ruta graveolens) Luke 11:42
Rush Isaiah 9:14
Saffron Song of Solomon4:14
Sage – (Salvia divinorma sp.) Exodus 3
Sage Land of Israel – (Salvia palaestina Bentham) Exodus 37:17
Sage Pungent – (Salvia dominica L.) Exodus 37:17
Sage Three-Leafed (Salvia fruticosa Miller) Exodus 37:17
Sage Jerusalem (Salvia hierosolymitana Boiss) Exodus 37:17
Sage Judean (Salvia judaica Boiss) May referred her in Exodus 37:17
Scarlet (Oak) Leviticus 14:48
Sedge (Cyperaceae) Job 40:21 NETS
Spices (Astrangalus tragacantha) 2 Chronicles 9:1
Spikenard Song of Solomon4:14(Nardostachys jatamansi)[Heb., nerd; Gr., nar?dos].
Stacte or Storax (Styrax officinalis or Liquidambar orientalis) Exodus 30:34
Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum narbonense) 2 Kings 6:25
Sweet Cane (Saccharum officinarum) Jeremiah 6:20
Sweet Flag or Aromatic Cane (Acorus sp.) Isaiah 43:23
Sycamine (Mulberry) (Morus sp.) Luke 17:5
Tamarisk – [Hebrew, ’e?shel]. Genesis21:33(Tamarix aphylla)
Tares thought to mean darnel (Lolium temulentum),[3][4] Matthew 13:24
Terebinth (Pistacia palaestina Boiss) 2 Samuel 18:9
Thistle Golden 2 Chronicles 25:18
Thistles Job 31:40
Thorns Jeremiah 4:3
Thyine wood – (Tetraclinis articulata) Revelation 18:12
Timber 2 Kings 12:12
Tulip Sharon Maybe referred to in Song of Solomon 2:1
Vine – Grape (Vitis vinifera) Isaiah 5:1
Walnut – (Juglans regia) – may well have been walnut trees refer in The Song of Solomon 6:11 Genesis 43:11
Wheat – (Heb., chit·tah?; Gr., si?tos) Ezra 7:22
Wheat, Egyptian, (Triticum compositum) Which is cultivated in ancient Egypt, & can still be encountered there, has several ears per stalk. Genesis 41:22, 23
Willows Job 40:22
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Revelation 8:11
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