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Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Bramble

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A prickly shrub. The word serves as a translation for two Hebrew terms and a Greek one, all of which, however, should receive other renderings.

  1. "Aá¹­ad" ( = the Assyrian "eá¹­idu") figures in the parable of Jotham. It is the last tree to which the other trees came in quest of a king for themselves (Judges 9:14,15). In Psalms 58:10 "aá¹­ad" is translated "thorns" (compare Gen. 11, "goren ha-aá¹­ad"). The plant is one of the rhamnus group.
  2. "Ḥoaḥ" () is only once translated "bramble"; elsewhere it is rendered "thorns."
  3. Bάτος, out of twelve times that it occurs, is once translated "bramble" (Luke 6:44). See Thorns and Thistles.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Bramble'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/b/bramble.html. 1901.

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