Common in mountainous parts of Palestine but rare elsewhere, though mentioned in the OT (e.g. 2 Sam. 23: 20 and Jer. 18: 14). It was regarded as the ultimate in whiteness (Isa. 1: 18 and Matt. 28: 3).
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