THYINE WOOD (θύϊνος, G2591). In Cruden’s Concordance, it is termed “thyine tree” or “Thya.” In
The Gr. dictionary tr. of the word thuinos gives the idea of “sweet wood.” Is this the wood of the Sandarac Tree, Tetraclinis articulata? This, like the Thuja, is a conifer. The dark-colored wood polishes well and has an attractive fragrance about it. A marginal note in the KJV suggests the sweet fragrance of the wood.
Thyine wood is sometimes called citron wood (Moffatt). The Romans considered the wood to be worth its weight in gold.