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Old 02-12-2019, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A number of trees are mentioned in the Bible - Olive, Acacia, Shittim, and Almond, just to mention a few.

The challenge for this puzzle is to identify a biblical tree whose name is 9 letters long (singular). It is mentioned at least once in the book of Isaiah.

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Cool stuff!! Thanks!!
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Is trying to figure out the translation part of the fun???

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More likely that he used the Dead Sea scrolls version
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More likely that he used the Dead Sea scrolls version
So is it 9 letters in Ancient Hebrew language? Hopefully Google translate can help!
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It's Nachowood :)
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Well this one is going to be particularly tough on us atheists.
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Not Hills weeping fig, too many letters. Wait Sassafras has nine letters!
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It's Nachowood :)

I hate that wood, I can never get any of it.
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Fetidwood.
Nine letters, and perfect for the construction of the outhouses.

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