- Strong’s ID:
- Hebrew Word:
- Part of Speech:
- masculine noun, proper locative noun
- probably from an unused root [akin to H2099]
- Usage Count:
- Find “zayith” in the Bible (Old Testament)
Equip God’s People Hebrew Lexicon
1) an olive
2) an olive tree
The Hebrew word “zayith” refers to the olive fruit or the tree itself. Olive trees, were central to daily life in the Biblical era, providing food, oil for cooking, lighting, and ceremonial uses. It often symbolizes peace, prosperity, beauty, and anointing (signifying God’s appointment and empowerment). Additionally, the olive branch brought back by Noah’s dove in Genesis 8:11 symbolizes new beginnings and God’s restoration.
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Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon
probably from an unused root [akin to H2099]; an olive (as yielding illuminating oil), the tree, the branch or the berry:—olive (tree, —yard), Olivet.