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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A tall sedgy plant with a hollow stem, growing in moist places. In Isaiah 43:24
; Jeremiah 6:20
, the Hebrew word Kaneh
Is thus rendered, giving its name to the plant. It is rendered "reed" in 1 Kings 14:15
; Job 40:21
; Isaiah 19:6
. In Psalm 68:30
the expression "company of spearmen" is in the margin and the Revised Version "beasts of the reeds," referring probably to the crocodile or the hippopotamus as a symbol of Egypt. In 2 Kings 18:21
; Isaiah 36:6
; Ezekiel 29:6,7
, the reference is to the weak, fragile nature of the reed. (See CALAMUS
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Cane'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/c/cane.html. 1897.