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Reading 4-3 - BCE but this is not confirmed by Postgate(1987 It is not mentioned in Egyptian writings until the 2nd century CE Biblical references

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BCE, but this is not confirmed by Postgate (1987). It is not mentioned in Egyptian writings until the 2 nd century CE. Biblical references to the “fruit of the goodly tree” considered the etrog (the Hebrew name of the citron in Leviticus (23:40) would date it to about 1200 BCE. It soon became a sacred tree to Jews and the citron (with the style attached) is still offered as gifts at Succoth (the Feast of Tabernacles). The citron became associated with winter by the Romans, and citrons are found in mosaics celebrating the seasons (D. Parrish, pers. commun.). The baroque painter Bimbi (1648– 1729) included various citrons in his paintings of fruit cultivars (Consiglio Naazionale delle Ricerche 1982). The sweet and sour orange reached Europe in the 11 th century via the Arabs. The Arabic name haranj , Persian harang, and Spanish Naranja is the source of the name for the color we know as orange. The lemon and pumello were introduced to Europe in the 12 th century and the lime in the 13
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