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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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 Westminster Bible Dictionary
Bulʹrush, a species of reed growing in the marshy places of the Nile—the papyrus, out of the bark of which the ancient paper was made. The little ark in which Moses was exposed in the river by his mother was made of this material (Ex. 2:3). The bulrush grew to the height of ten or twelve feet, and was
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