Gopher

Gopher - a tree from the wood of which Noah was directed to build the ark (Gen. 6:14). It is mentioned only there. The Septuagint renders this word by "squared beams," and the Vulgate by "planed wood." Other versions have rendered it "pine" and "cedar;" but the weight of authority is in favour of understanding by it the cypress tree, which grows abundantly in Chaldea and Armenia.

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