Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

Concise Bible Dictionary:

Pomegranate in Fruit
This tree and its fruit are often referred to, though it is rather a shrub. It is named among the vines and fig trees as of the products of Palestine. The fruit is as large as an apple. It was represented alternately with bells, at the bottom of the high priest’s robe, as a type of fruitfulness, and was copied as an ornament on the columns of Solomon’s temple. The temples, or cheeks, of the bride in the Song of Solomon are compared to “a piece of a pomegranate” (Song of Sol. 4:33Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks. (Song of Solomon 4:3); Song of Sol. 6:77As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks. (Song of Solomon 6:7)). Spiced wine was made of its juice (Song of Sol. 8:22I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate. (Song of Solomon 8:2); Ex. 39:24-2624And they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen. 25And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, round about between the pomegranates; 26A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about the hem of the robe to minister in; as the Lord commanded Moses. (Exodus 39:24‑26); Num. 20:55And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink. (Numbers 20:5); Deut. 8:88A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; (Deuteronomy 8:8); 1 Kings 7:18,4218And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter. (1 Kings 7:18)
42And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, even two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that were upon the pillars; (1 Kings 7:42)
; Jer. 52:22-2322And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these. 23And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about. (Jeremiah 52:22‑23); Joel 1:1212The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men. (Joel 1:12); Hag. 2:1919Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you. (Haggai 2:19)). It is the Punica granatum, which both wild and cultivated still grows in Palestine, and is highly valued.
Pomegranate Fruit
Pomegranate Growing Fruit

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

or rimmon {rim-mone'}; from 7426; a pomegranate, the tree (from its upright growth) or the fruit (also an artificial ornament)
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