Smith's Bible DictionaryEbony
(Ezekiel 27:15) one of the valuable commodities imported into Tyre by the men of Dedan; a hard, heavy and durable wood, which admits of a fine polish or gloss. The most usual color is black, but it also occurs red or green. The black is the heart of a tree called Diospyros ebenum . It was imported from India or Ceylon by Phoenician traders.
ATS Bible DictionaryEbony
The wood of a tree of no great size, growing in India and Africa; it is black, hard, heavy, and fine-grained, and receives a beautiful polish. It was anciently highly prized, Ezekiel 27:15, and is still much used for musical instruments and fancy articles.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaEBONY
eb'-o-ni (hobhnim (pl. only), vocalization uncertain; compare Arabic abnus):
Mentioned (Ezekiel 27:15) along with ivory as merchandise of Tyre brought by the men of Dedan. This is the heavy, black, heart-wood of various species of Diospyros, natives of Southern India and Ceylon; the best kind is obtained from D. ebenum.
The sap-wood, being white and valueless, is cut away, but the trunks are sufficiently large to leave blocks of heart-wood 2 ft. in diameter and 10 or more ft. long. Ebony was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, as well as the Phoenicians, for various purposes; it was frequently inlaid with ivory. In Europe it has been a favorite for cabinet-making down to recent times.
E. W. G. Masterman
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A black, hard wood, brought by the merchants from India to Tyre (Ezek. 27:15
). It is the heart-wood, brought by Diospyros ebenus, which grows in Ceylon and Southern India.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A hard, heavy, and durable wood, which admits of a fine polish or gloss. The usual color is black, but it also occurs red or green.
2. (a.) Made of ebony, or resembling ebony; black; as, an ebony countenance.
Strong's Hebrew1894. hobni -- ebony (a kind of wood)...
<< 1893, 1894. hobni. 1895 >>. ebony
(a kind of wood). Transliteration: hobni
Phonetic Spelling: (ho'-ben) Short Definition: ebony
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