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Easton's Bible Dictionary


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  • Hebrew Atad , Judges 9:14; rendered "thorn," Psalm 58:9 . The LXX. and Vulgate render by rhamnus, a thorny shrub common in Palestine, resembling the hawthorn.

  • Hebrew Hoah , Isaiah 34:13 (RSV "thistles"); "thickets" in 1 Samuel 13:6; "thistles" in 2Kings 2 Kings 25:18 , Job 31:40; "thorns" in 2 Chronicles 33:11 , Song of Solomon 2:2 , Hosea 9:6 . The word may be regarded as denoting the common thistle, of which there are many species which encumber the corn-fields of Palestine. (See THORNS .)

    Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Bramble'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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