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Branch
Bough • Tree branch
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Branch
BRANCH [Heb ṣemaḥ (צֶמַח)]. Branch (Jer 23:5; 33:15; Zech 3:8; 6:12) refers to the legitimate Davidic scion who is associated with Yahweh’s postexilic restoration of Israel and Judah.Debate about the exact meaning of branch has focused upon possible messianic connotations of the word. In Jer 23:5
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Branch
Branch. Literally, a shoot or sprout from a tree or bush; figuratively, a messianic or other spiritual metaphor. It is used for the three sets of arms off the main shaft of the golden lampstand in the tabernacle (e.g., Ex 25:31–36) and for the palm fronds from which booths were constructed for the ancient
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Branch; Bough
Branch; Bough [Heb. ‘ānāp (Ezk. 17:8; Dnl. 4; Mal. 4:1; etc.), vb. ‘ānēp̱ (Ezk. 19:10), zemôrâ (Nu. 13:23; Ezk. 8:17; etc.), pō’râ (Ezk. 31), pu’râ (Isa. 10:33), daliyyâ (Jer. 11:16; Ezk. 17:6; etc.), ṣemaḥ (Isa. 4:2; Jer. 23:5; Zec. 3:8; etc.), kippâ (Job 15:32; Isa. 9:14; etc.), kap̱
Stump; Branch
Stump; Branch The occurrences of “stump” in the RSV can be grouped into three categories: (1) use of the term as a graphic symbol of hope for restoration in the face of destruction; (2) use of the term more specifically to reflect Israel’s messianic expectations (along with occurrences of “branch” with
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Branch
BRANCH Literally, a shoot or sprout from a tree or bush; figuratively, a messianic or other spiritual metaphor. It is used for the three sets of arms that come off the main shaft of the golden lampstand in the tabernacle (e.g., Ex 25:31–36) and for the palm fronds from which booths were constructed for
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Branch
branch, a growth from the main stem or root of a plant. Various Hebrew words are translated as “branch” or “shoot.” The most common one (tsemakh) can be defined as any sprout of vegetation (Gen. 19:25; Ezek. 16:7; Ps. 85:11). In Gen. 40:10–13, Joseph interprets the cupbearer’s dream about three branches
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Branch
BRANCH. This term translates 18 Heb. and four Gr. words. These include six distinct connotations:1. The natural meaning is evident when it is said, “the fowls of the heaven … sing among the branches” (Ps 104:12), or that the fig tree’s budding branches are a sign of approaching summer (Mt 24:32). See
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Branch
BRANCH. 1. The word represents various Heb. and Gk. words meaning shoot, twig, bough, palm-branch, etc. It occurs frequently in passages where Israel is spoken of under the figure of a tree, e.g. a vine (Ps. 80:11; Ezk. 17:6; Na 2:2; cf. Jn. 15:1ff.) or a cedar (Ezk. 17:23) or an olive (Ho. 14:6; cf.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Branch
BranchThe translation of various Hebrew and Greek words, referring several times to actual branches such as those used to construct booths at a feast (Lev. 23:40) or branches used in festal processions (Ps. 118:27; Matt. 21:8). However, “branch” often bears figurative significance. Waving palm branches
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Branch
Branch. The translation of several Hebrew and Greek terms designating a shoot or secondary stem of a tree or other plant. In most instances the reference is to a literal bough or branch, but the metaphorical use in certain Old Testament passages is of particular significance.(1) At Isa. 11:1, a new
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Branch
BRANCH. The rendering of a number of Heb. and Gk. words. In the Scriptures, as well as elsewhere, the family is spoken of as a tree, and its members as branches, twigs, or shoots. From this has arisen a number of figurative expressions:1. A branch or shoot is used as a symbol of prosperity (Gen. 49:22;
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Branch
Brancha symbol of kings descended from royal ancestors (Ezek. 17:3, 10; Dan. 11:7); of prosperity (Job 8:16); of the Messiah, a branch out of the root of the stem of Jesse (Isa. 11:1), the “beautiful branch” (4:2), a “righteous branch” (Jer. 23:5), “the Branch” (Zech. 3:8; 6:12).Disciples are branches
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Branch
Branchbranch, a growth from the main stem or root of a plant. Various Hebrew words are translated as branch or shoot. The most common one (tsemahkh) can be defined as any sprout of vegetation (Gen. 19:25; Ezek. 16:7; Ps. 85:11). ‘Branch’ or ‘shoot’ is used metaphorically in prophecies of redemption