A term found only once in the Bible (Cant. vii. 4), apparently as the name of a gate at or near Heshbon. The passage is obscure; but of the various emendations that have been proposed—by Grätz," Schir ha-Schirim" ("Rabbath Ammon"); by Winckler, "Altorientalische Forschungen," i. 293 et seq. ("Helbon"), and by Cheyne, in "Jew. Quart. Rev." 1899 ("wood of Beth Cerem")—none is entirely satisfactory.

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