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Herb
Herbal • Herbs
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Herb; Herbage
Herb; Herbage[Heb ʿēśeḇ (Gen. 2:5; Dt. 32:2; Prov. 27:25; Isa. 42:15; Jer. 14:6), ʾōrâ (2 K. 4:39), dešeʾ (Ps. 37:2), yārāq (Prov. 15:17); Gk. láchanon (Lk. 11:42)]; AV also GRASS (Dt. 32:2; Jer. 14:6); NEB also PLANT (Gen. 2:5), YOUNG PLANT (Dt. 32:2), VEGETABLES (Prov. 15:17), GREEN GROWTH
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Herb
HERB Plant valued for its culinary, medicinal, or aromatic properties. See Plants (Cummin; Dill; Mint; Nard); Bitter Herbs.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Herbs
herbs, plants gathered for flavor, aroma, or medicinal value (2 Kings 4:39). Bitter herbs were used at Passover as a symbol of suffering (Exod. 12:8; Num. 9:11). Jesus commends the Pharisees for paying scrupulous attention to tithes on “mint and rue and herbs of all kind,” but he attacks them for neglecting
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Herbs and Spices
HERBS AND SPICES. Here considered in the popular sense of edible culinary, or sometimes medicinal, plants, although strictly a herb is a non-woody plant with seasonal foliage and varying expectation of life in the root. This selection of species mentioned in the Bible is complementary to the articles
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Herbs
HerbsA general term designating all forms of green plants suitable for human consumption. As with much biblical terminology for natural phenomena, usage is frequently imprecise by modern standards. Herbs included vegetables (Heb. yārāq; Prov. 15:17) and condiments such as cummin, mint, and dill (Gk.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Herbs
Herbs. A general term designating all forms of green plants suitable for human consumption. As with much biblical terminology for natural phenomena, usage is frequently imprecise by modern standards. Herbs included vegetables (Heb. yaraq; Prov. 15:17) and condiments such as cummin, mint, and dill (Gk.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Herb
Herb(1.) Heb. ‘eseb, any green plant; herbage (Gen. 1:11, 12, 29, 30; 2:5; 3:18, etc.); comprehending vegetables and all green herbage (Amos 7:1, 2).(2.) 2 Kings 19:26; Ps. 37:2); a plant; herb (Deut. 11:10).(3.) Or, meaning “light” In Isa. 26:19 it means “green herbs;” in 2 Kings 4:39 probably the
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Herbs
Herbsherbs, plants gathered for flavor, aroma, or medicinal value (2 Kings 4:39). Used at Passover, they were a symbol of suffering (Exod. 12:8; Num. 9:11), but they could comprise a modest meal (Prov. 15:17).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HERB
HERB<hurb>, <urb>:1. [יָרָק‎, yaraq], “green thing” (Ex 10:15; Isa 15:6); a garden of herbs” (Dt 11:10; 1 Ki 21:2); “(a dinner, the margin portion of) herbs” (Prov 15:17).2. [עֵשֶׂב‎, ̀esebh]; compare Arabic `ushb, “herbage,” “grass,” etc.; “herbs yielding seed” (Gen 1:11);
Compton’s Encyclopedia
herb
herbHerbs are the fresh or dried aromatic leaves of such plants as marjoram, mint, rosemary, and thyme. They are used primarily as seasonings to flavor and enhance food. Other food seasonings are spices, such as black pepper or cinnamon, and aromatic seeds, such as dill or sesame. Herbs are also used
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Herb
Herb. Many herbs are used for curative purposes simply because of their form or marks: thus, wood-sorrel, being shaped like a heart, is used as a cordial; liver-wort for the liver; the celandine, which has yellow juice, for the jaundice; herb-dragon, which is speckled like a dragon, to counteract the
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Herb
HERB.—In modern botanical science, ‘herb’ is a well-defined term, and is applied to plants whose stem dies down annually. In the Bible it is used in a popular sense, being employed to translate several Hebrew and Greek words of varying significance. In the NT it is (except in He 6:7, where the original