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Almond

a’-mund: (1) shaqedh, Ge 43:11; Nu 17:8, etc. The word shaked comes from a Hebrew root meaning to "watch" or "wait." In Jer 1:11,12 there is a play on the word, "And I said, I see a rod of an almond-tree (shaqedh). Then said Yahweh unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will watch (shoqedh) over my word to perform it." (2) luz; the [[King James Version]] hazel, Ge 30:37; lauz is the modern Arabic name for "almond"--Luz was the old name of BETHEL (which see).