A general term for a colorful flower, the specific identification of which is often dependent on context. The Phoenician rose is one of the true roses growing wild in Palestine. A thorny bush bearing many blossoms, it grows well at higher altitudes and therefore is probably the rose of the mountains in (2Esd 2:19). The rose of Sharon (Song 2:1) is probably not a true rose, but rather a bright red tuliplike flower.

2Esd 2:19

19and the same number of springs flowing with milk and honey, and seven mighty mountains on which roses and lilies grow; by these I will fill your children with ... View more

Song 2:1

1I am a rose of Sharon,
a lily of the valleys.

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