Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Almug

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“Almug”
Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)
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See the modern Wikipedia entry at Almug.

Almug, (1 Kings 10:11,12) = algum (2 Chronicles 2:8; 9:10,11), in the Hebrew occurring only in the plural Almuggim (indicating that the wood was brought in planks), the name of a wood brought from Ophir to be used in the building of the temple, and for other purposes. Some suppose it to have been the white sandal-wood of India, the Santalum album of botanists, a native of the mountainous parts of the Malabar coasts. It is a fragrant wood, and is used in China for incense in idol-worship. Others, with some probability, think that it was the Indian red sandal-wood, the pterocarpus santalinus, a heavy, fine-grained wood, the Sanscrit name of which is valguka. It is found on the Coromandel coast and in Ceylon.