And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which you sent to me: and I will do all your desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
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George Leo Haydock
Fir-trees. Some take these to be another species of cedars, as they say fir is too slender and corruptible; (Martin) and Solomon had not asked for it, ver. 6.; though he does in 2 Paralipomenon ii. 8, where (Haydock) the word is translated archeuthina, "juniper-trees "by the Septuagint and St. Jerome. (Calmet)
Beroshim, is rendered fir-trees by Pagnin; box or cedars, by others. The precise import of the Hebrew names of plants, animals, is not sufficiently known. (Menochius)
Fir is use by the best architects. (Virtuvius, ii. 9.) (Calmet)