Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The bush that was burning but not consumed, from which the Angel of Yahweh (Exod 3:2), or Yahweh Himself (Exod 3:4), spoke to Moses. The Hebrew סְנֶה (seneh), used elsewhere at Deut 33:16 and 1 Sam 14:4, indicates that it was a kind of bramble.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Burning Bush. Flaming bush on Mt Horeb, where Moses experienced God’s presence and received the commission to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt (Ex 3:1–15; Mk 12:26; Lk 20:37; Acts 7:30–34). The paradox of a plant burning without being consumed provided the means by which God revealed his covenant
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bush, The Burning
Bush, The Burning [Heb. seneh; Gk. bátos]. The shrub at the locale of a theophany on Mt. Horeb (Ex. 3:2–4; cf. Dt. 33:16). Moses’ attention was attracted by the phenomenon of a bush apparently on fire and yet not being consumed. Modern attempts at identifying the supposed species of shrub are unconvincing.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BURNING BUSH Flaming bush on Mt Horeb, where Moses experienced God’s presence and received the commission to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt (Ex 3:1–15; Mk 12:26; Lk 20:37; Acts 7:30–34). The enigma of a plant burning without being consumed provided the opportunity for God to reveal his name,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BURNING BUSH. The flaming bush by which God attracted Moses’ attention and revealed Himself at the time of Moses’ call to become Israel’s deliverer (Ex 3:2–4). The Heb. word for “bush,” sneh, is found only in this passage and Deut 33:16. It was probably an unidentified thorn bush of the acacia family.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BURNING BUSH. The call of Moses to be Israel’s deliverer took place when he turned to see the marvel of the bush which burned and yet was not consumed (Ex. 3:3). Like all such manifestations which the Bible records—e.g. the smoking-flashing oven (Gn. 15:17) and the cloudy-fiery pillar (Ex. 13:21)—the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BURNING BUSH — the flaming shrub at Mount Horeb through which Moses became aware of the presence of God (Ex. 3:2–4). Attracted by the phenomenon, Moses turned aside to see why the bush did not burn. Some scholars believe the burning bush symbolized Israel, which had endured and survived the “fiery trial”
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Burning BushThe burning bush is a theophany. While in one sense Exodus 3:1–4:23 is about Moses’s encounter with the divine, it is primarily concerned with God’s revelation of himself (see Deut 33:16; Mk 12:26; Lk 20:37; Acts 7:30–34). Accordingly we find God sharing his personal name with Moses in Exodus
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BURNING BUSH In Exod. 3:2 Moses’ attention was arrested by the sight of a bush that burned without being consumed by the fire. When he turned aside to investigate, the Lord spoke to him from the bush, instructing him to return to Egypt to deliver the Hebrew people from slavery. Some attempts have been
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C