A Dictionary of the Bible; Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History Volume 1, PT. 1

A Dictionary of the Bible; Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History Volume 1, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...Deut. xxxiii. 16). The Greek word is 0ros both in the LXX. and in the N. T. (Mark xil 26 i Luke xx. 37 note that, both in St. Mark and St. Luke, w the bush" refers to the section of the Pentateuch so called. See Sp&iker's Comm. ill loco; Acts vii. 35; see also Lake vi. 44, where it is correctly rendered "bramble bush " by the A. V. and K. V.). Bdros is twd also to denote the s&neh by Josephus. Philo, Clemens, Eusebius. and others (see Celsius, Hierob.. 58). Some Versions adopt a more general interpretation, and understand any kind of bush, as the A. V. The Arabic in Acts vii. 35 has rhainnus. Others retain the Hebrew word. From the word sSach being used of the burning bush alone, and never in any other conjunction, we infer that some definite specie! of bush is intended. It cannot be our bramble, which docs not occur m a state of nature in the Sinaitic Peninsula, which is too hot and dry for this group of plants. That the Hebrew should be rendered J8c toj by the LXX. is immaterial, as the aucients, not carefully discriminating species, frequently transfer the name of a known plant to another resembling it. The question is, what kind of bush is found on Sinai, which would best answer the conditions of the problem; and this seems certainly to be the Acacia nilotica, known in Egypt as sunt, closet? allied to the Acacia segal or shittim tree, but much smaller and closer in growth. Both Celsius (fficrob. ii. 58) and Dean Stanley (& rl J p. 17) would trace the derivation of the name of Sinai to the seneh or "thornv tree." The bush may possibly be Crataegus aronia, which Sir J. Hooker noticed on Mount Sinai; but which certainly is very rare in cnmjjarison with the sunt or Acacia bush. The bramble planted...show more

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