What Do You Know About Cedar Trees?
By Alice Henry
July 7, 2017 11:09am CST
In the beautiful mountainous regions of Lebanon, these huge evergreens, that are known as Arz Arrab, meaning “Cedars of the Lord” grow. They are mentioned about 70 times in the Bible – more than any other tree. The cedar’s size and the durability of its wood make it popular for building homes and ships as well as furniture. The fragrance and the red color of the wood are very attractive and its high resin content makes it resistant to insect infestation and also to decay. These stately trees have been described as “choice” and “majestic” and they are strikingly tall and massive in size. Many are 120+ feet tall and up to 40 feet in circumference and they have strong, deep roots. Some modern foresters describe them as “the crowning glory of the plant world.” The Hebrew word for “Cedar” comes from a root word meaning “to be firm.” Today, followers of Jesus, are encouraged to “stand firm in the faith…grow mighty” like a tall resilient cedar. Psalm 92:12 says: “the righteous shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar of Lebanon.”
• United States
7 Jul 17
Yes, I had a cedar chest, but I can't remember what ever happened to it, once I got married and moved away. Now I have another cedar chest that I purchased from a friend who was also moving. I'm glad to have been able to purchase it.
• United States
8 Jul 17
In the Philippines, you have mahogany trees, right? When we lived in Okinawa, my husband went to the Philippines and he brought back a wooden spoon carved from mahogany. I kept it for a long time and sometime later it was lost when we moved.