the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
EBONY ( hobnÃ®m , Ezekiel 27:15 ) is the black heart-wood of the date-plum, Diospyros ebenum , imported from S. India and Ceylon. It was extensively imported by PhÅ“nicians, Babylonians, and Egyptians for the manufacture of valuable vessels and of idols.
E. W. G. Masterman.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Ebony'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hdb/​e/ebony.html. 1909.