Is the KJV's rendering "camphire" the old form or spelling of "camphor?" The multi-volume Oxford English Dictionary gives no separate entry for camphire. Under its entry for camphor, the OED stated: "Various forms of the word occur in 16th C. England, but the typical form down to C. 1800 was camphire. In his 1828 Dictionary, Noah Webster had no entry for camphire. In his 1833 revision of the KJV, Noah Webster updated the spelling or form to "camphor" at Song of Solomon 1:14 and 4:13. The Illustrated Bible Treasury maintained that "camphire is an old form of the word camphor" (p. 289). Henry Osborn wrote: "The word 'camphire' is but another form of the word 'camphor' of the present times" (Plants of the Bible, p. 67). Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary (Unabridged) did have an entry for camphire with the definition "camphor" and noting that it was "obsolete" (p. 261). If camphire is an old form or archaic spelling for camphor, why did no other editions of the KJV besides Webster seem to update it?