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Bush
Heath • Heath-Tree (Savin) • Shrub
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Heath
Heath. Type of evergreen shrub; kjv mistranslation for shrub and for wild ass in Jeremiah 17:6 and 48:6, respectively.See Plants (Juniper).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bush
Bush [Heb. seneh, śî (a)ḥ; Gk. bâtos]; AV also SHRUB (Gen. 21:15); NEB also wormwood” (Job 30:4), “brambles” (Lk. 6:44).The Heb. seneh (Ex. 3:2–4; Dt. 33:16) refers to Moses’ burning bush, as does the Gk. bátos, in Mk. 12:26; Lk. 20:37; Acts 7:30, 35. Of several varieties of bramble (cf. Lk.
Heath
HeathThe AV translation of Heb. ʿarʿār in Jer. 17:6 (RSV SHRUB; NEB JUNIPER) and of ʿarôʿēr in 48:6 (RSV “wild ass”; NEB “sand-grouse”). In the latter passage, the RSV emends the text, following the LXX and Aquila.See also Flora; Tamarisk.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Heath
HEATH* Type of evergreen shrub; kjv mistranslation for shrub or bush in Jeremiah 17:6 and 48:6. See Plants (Juniper).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bush
Bush (Heb. seneh; Gk. bátos). According to tradition the burning bush associated with the theophany through which Moses received his mission from God (Exod. 3:2–4; Deut. 33:16; Mark 12:26 par. Luke 20:37; Acts 7:30, 35) was a thornbush. Some scholars have identified it with the bramble (rubus
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bush
Bush. The Hebrew word seneh occurs only in the those passages which refer to Jehovah’s appearance to Moses “in the flame of fire in the bush.” Ex. 3:2, 3, 4; Deut. 33:16. It is quite impossible to say what kind of thorn bush is intended; but it was probably the acacia, a small variety of the shittim
Heath
Heath, Jer. 17:6, was some species of juniper, probably the savin, a dwarf, stunted juniper which grows in the most sterile parts of the desert.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bush
BUSH (Heb. sneh, “bramble”; Gk. batos). The burning bush in which Jehovah manifested Himself to Moses at Horeb (Ex. 3:2; etc.; Deut. 33:16; Mark 12:26; Acts 7:30, 35). This was probably the bramble. See Vegetable Kingdom: Burning Bush.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bush
Bushin which Jehovah appeared to Moses in the wilderness (Ex. 3:2; Acts 7:30). It is difficult to say what particular kind of plant or bush is here meant. Probably it was the mimosa or acacia. The words “in the bush” in Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37, mean “in the passage or paragraph on the bush;” i.e., in
Heath
HeathHeb. ʾarar, (Jer. 17:6; 48:6), a species of juniper called by the Arabs by the same name (‘arar), the Juniperus sabina or savin. “Its gloomy, stunted appearance, with its scale-like leaves pressed close to its gnarled stem, and cropped close by the wild goats, as it clings to the rocks about Petra,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BUSH
BUSH<boosh>:1. (סְנֶה‎ [ceneh], Exodus 3:2-4; Deuteronomy 33:16; [βάτος, batos], Mark 12:26; Luke 6:44, “bramble bush”; 20:37; Acts 7:30, 35. All the Old Testament references and the New Testament references, except Luke 6:44, are to the same “bush,” namely, Moses’ “burning bush”).
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Bush
Bush. The Hebrew word thus rendered in our Authorized Version occurs only in those passages which refer to Jehovah’s appearance to Moses “in the flame of fire in the bush” (Ex. 3:2, 3, 4; Deut. 33:16). It has commonly been associated with the thorny acacia of the Sinaitic peninsula, but it more properly
Heath
Heath, a plant found on wild and barren wastes (Jer. 17:6; 48:6), and supposed to be a species of juniper.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Bush
BUSH (βάτος).—Mk 12:26 || Lk 20:37* refers to the ‘Burning Bush’ (Ex 3:2, 3, 4, Dt 33:16 where LXX uses βάτος to tr. סְנָה of the original). Before the [probably mediæval] division into chapters and verses it was not easy to cite Scripture with precision. ‘In or at the Bush’ (AV in Mark and Luke respectively)
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Heath
HEATH Shrubby, evergreen plant of the heather family, used by the KJV (Jer. 17:6; 48:6). Various translations have been offered: juniper (NASB); bush (NIV); shrub (NRSV, 17:6). At Jer. 48:6 the RSV and TEV follow Aquila’s Greek translation in substituting “wild ass” for the plant name. The REB takes
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Heath
heath. A low-growing shrub with evergreen leaves (also known as heather). The term is used by the KJV twice to render Hebrew ʿarʿār H6899 (Jer. 17:6; 48:6; NIV, “bush” [in the latter passage the text can be understood differently]). Since the true heath does not grow in Palestine, the Hebrew word probably