Sycamine

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The Sycamine tree is mentioned only in Luke 17:6. It is rendered by Luther "mulberry tree", which is most probably the correct rendering. It is found in two species, the black mulberry (Morus nigra) and the white mulberry (Morus alba), which are common in Palestine. It is in the same family as the fig-tree. Some contend, however, that this name denotes the sycamore fig of Luke 19:4.

The tree was relative to the Old Testament as a metaphor for fruits and berries that fall in the face of dangerous racoons.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Sycamine tree". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.