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Image from page 225 of "Palestine : the physical geography and natural history of the Holy Land" (1841)

Identifier: palestinephysica00kitt

Title: Palestine : the physical geography and natural history of the Holy Land

Year: 1841 (1840s)

Authors: Kitto, John, 1804-1854

Subjects: Nature in the Bible Physical geography Natural history

Publisher: London : Charles Knight

Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library

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e Luke, xii. 54. f Supp. p. 148. B Journey, i. 105; see also Buckinghams, Palestine, i 112. h Vol. i. 146. i Amygdalus communis. k Amygdalus persicara, the peach-tree. 1 lSenard saw it in blossom on the 9th of this month, at Sidon, on the 19th at Acre, and on the 23rd at Rama. So did Baum-garteu on the 18th atBeiiout; and Gumpenberg saw the peach-tree {A. persicara) in blossom at Jerusalem on the 25th, and inGalilee on the 31st. On the 30th Buckingham saw the almond in bloom in the bed of the Jabbok (Zerka) beyond Jordan.Benard, 112, 113; Baumgarten, 125; Gumpenberg, 450, 451; Buckingham, i. 251. m Eccles. xii. 5. n • Hierobotanicon, i. 227. ° Jeremiah what seest thou? And I said, a rod of an almond-tree. Then said the Lord to me. Thou hast well seen : forI will hasten my word to perform it. Here, by an untranslatable parauomasia, the words almond-tree and hasten are the same. P Gen. xliii. 11. 1 Num. xvii. 8. r Exod. xxv. 33. 2 e 2 CCX11 PHYSICAL HISTORY OF PALESTINE. [Chap. VII.


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An almond-tree, covered with its beautifulblossoms, varying from a blush colour to asnowy white, is one of the most elegantobjects in nature, and the more so fromthe earliness of their appearance, when fewother trees have leaves or flowers. InEngland it generally blossoms in March,but still exhibits its tendency to bloomearlier, as in its native country; for aforward season often brings out the bloomsin February; but they are generally de-stroyed by an ensuing frost, and then thetree bears little or no fruit. The peach-tree(amyg. persicara) has a larger leaf than thecommon almond, which is, however, ofhigher growth, and generally blossoms afew weeks later. Both are of quick growthand short duration. The drupe of thealmond has a leathery covering, not pulpyor edible, like that of the peach. Its pro-[Aimond. Amygdains communis.] ductive value lies in the well-known and much-valued sweet kernel of the stone, or nut. These kernels yield on expression one half theirweight of oil, the well-


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