Oil Tree

Isaiah 41:19; 1 Kings 6:23; Nehemiah 8:15
This occurs but once in the AV (Isa. 41:1919I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: (Isaiah 41:19)), but the Hebrew (ets shemen) occurs also in 1 Kings 6:2323And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high. (1 Kings 6:23), where it is translated “olive tree”; and in Nehemiah 8:1515And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written. (Nehemiah 8:15), where it is rendered “pine branches”; “olive branches” being mentioned in the same verse would seem to indicate that the “tree of oil” is distinct from the olive tree. Some believe it to be the Balanites Aegyptiaca; but others identify it with the Elaeagnus angustifolius.