MULBERRY TREES (בָּכָא, H1132, RSV Balsam). Sometimes called Baka trees. Found four times in KJV: (
Because the leaves of mulberry do not make a rustling sound when the wind blows through them, it is generally agreed that the trees referred to must be Populus euphratica, which does make the resulting sound referred to. It grows readily in the Jordan valley, and may quite easily be the “willow” trees referred to in
Those who have wondered about the silk mentioned in
Silk worms live on the leaves of the white mulberry, Morus alba, while Morus nigra, the black mulberry, is grown for its edible fruits.
The sycamine tree referred to by our Lord in