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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Papyrus
Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus). A plant used for the production of papyri, an ancient writing material.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bulrush
Bulrush. Any of a number of reed plants that grow in marshes and beside streams and rivers.See Plants (Reed).
Papyrus
Papyrus. Ancient Egyptian writing material derived from the papyrus plant.See Plants; Writing and Books.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Paper Reeds
Paper Reeds The AV translation of Heb. ʿārôṯ in Isa. 19:7. According to KoB (p. 734), the noun ʿārâ means “(bul)rush.” But other scholars read it as a derivative of the verb ʿārâ, “be naked or bare” (see BDB, p. 788; cf. KD); thus the RSV rendering “bare places.” For the NEB’s use of “lotus,”
Papyrus
Papyrus pə-pīʹrəs [Lat cyperus papyrus—‘the Egyptian papyrus’; Heb. gōmeʾ] (Job 8:11); AV RUSH; [Gk. býblos, bíblos—‘papyrus plant or roll made of papyrus’], whence “book” (Mk. 12:26). A plant and the writing material that was made from it.The papyrus was a marsh or water plant, abundant in Egypt
Rush
Rush [Heb. ʾag̱môn] (Isa. 58:5; “burning rush,” Job 41:20 [MT 12]); AV, NEB, BULRUSH, CAULDRON; [sûp̱] (Isa. 19:6); AV FLAG; [gōmeʾ] (Isa. 35:7); BULRUSH [Heb. gōmeʾ] (Ex. 2:3); NEB RUSH. Any of a variety of reedlike plants (genera Juncus and Scirpus) that grow on river banks, seacoasts, and in marshy
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bulrush
BULRUSH Any of a number of reed plants that grow in marshes and beside streams and rivers. See Plants (Reed).
Papyrus
PAPYRUS Ancient Egyptian writing material derived from the papyrus plant. See Plants; Writing.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Papyrus
papyrus, an aquatic plant of the sedge family (Cyperus papyrus) that grew abundantly in the shallow waters of the Nile in the vicinity of the Delta (Job 8:11). Resembling a stalk of corn (maize), the plant was used in a great variety of ways, not only in making paper, but also for fuel, food, medicine,
Rush
rush (or bulrush), a grasslike member of the sedge family, with a pithy or hollow stem, that grows in marshy or wet areas (Job 8:11). Various species of rushes and reeds are common along the rivers of the Middle East, including the Nile and the Jordan, and the Huleh Basin of northern Israel. Since there
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Papyrus
PAPYRUS. This term applies to an aquatic plant of the sedge family (Cyperus papyrus), to the “paper” prepared from its pith, and to the manuscript(s) made by attaching these individual sheets together.The plant is designated in the Heb. OT by the word gōme˒ in Ex 2:3; Job 8:11; Isa 18:2; 35:7. KJV
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Papyrus
PapyrusA tall, aquatic, reed plant abundant in marshy areas of lower Egypt in ancient times (cf. Job 8:11), although no longer found there. Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) was used in a number of products in ancient Egypt, including baskets, ropes, boats, sandals, and mats. Its most extensive use, however,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Papyrus
Papyrus (Heb. gōme˒; Gk. býblos). A tall aquatic plant, Cyperus papyrus L., a member of the sedge family, and the writing material manufactured from it or any manuscript written on this material. Growing in river shallows or in marshes, the plant is associated with abundant water (Job 8:11; KJV
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Papyrus
PAPYRUS An aquatic reed (Cyperus papyrus) that grows in great abundance in Egypt and was used as a common writing material from around 3000 b.c. The name is derived from the Egyptian word for “river plant,” as the reed was usually found in the marshes of the Nile Delta and to a lesser extent along the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bulrush
Bulrush (or papyrus), a reed growing in the shallow water on the banks of the Nile. It grows to the height of 12 or 15 feet, with a stalk two or three inches in diameter. The stalks are very pliable and can be very closely interwoven, as is evident from their having been used in the construction of arks.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Papyrus
PAPYRUS. A plant growing along the Nile in Egypt during the biblical period. It no longer is found in the Nile marshes of Lower Egypt, but it grows in the Sudan. It is also found in the region around Lake Huleh in Galilee. In the ancient world papyrus, Lat. cyperus papyrus, from which we get our word
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bulrush
Bulrush(1.) In Isa. 58:5 the rendering of a word which denotes “belonging to a marsh,” from the nature of the soil in which it grows (Isa. 18:2). It was sometimes platted into ropes (Job. 41:2; A.V., “hook,” R.V., “rope,” lit. “cord of rushes”).(2.) In Ex. 2:3, Isa. 18:2 (R.V., “papyrus”) this word
Rush
Rushthe papyrus (Job 8:11). (See BULRUSH.) The expression “branch and rush” in Isa. 9:14; 19:15 means “utterly.”
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