Box

Isaiah 41:19; Isaiah 60:13; rather the scherbin, a cedar remarkable for its small cones and upright branches; teasshur from ashar, "to be upright". Some read this in Ezekiel 27:6, instead of "the Ashurites." Maurer translated: "they have made thy benches of ivory inlaid in the daughter of cedars," or the best boxwood. The box when not trimmed grows often 25 feet high. The wood, hard and firm, so as to be the only European wood that sinks in water, is used now especially for inlaying and wood engraving, and takes a fine polish.