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Easton's Bible Dictionary [1]

  • Hebrew Hoah ,   Isaiah 34:13 (RSV "thistles"); "thickets" in   1 Samuel 13:6; "thistles" in 2Kings  2 Kings 25:18 ,  Job 31:40; "thorns" in  2 Chronicles 33:11 ,  Song of Solomon 2:2 ,  Hosea 9:6 . The word may be regarded as denoting the common thistle, of which there are many species which encumber the corn-fields of Palestine. (See Thorns .)

    Copyright Statement These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., DD Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Bramble'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

  • Fausset's Bible Dictionary [2]

    ( Atad ). Not our English trailing blackberries; but the Ρaliurus Rhamnus Aculeatus , a lowly stunted tree with drooping jagged branches, from which project sharp stiff thorns, affording no shade, but only scratching those who touched it; fit emblem of the self important, petty, but mischievous speaker (answering to Abimelech) in Jotham's parable ( Judges 9:8-20), the oldest fable extant.

    The "bramble bush" ( Luke 6:44) is probably the same as Christ's thorn ( Ζizyphus Spina Christi ) supposed to be the kind of which Christ's crown of thorns was platted; a shrub about six feet high, producing an acid fruit as large as the sloe; the prickles grow in pairs, the one straight, the other curved back. The nebk of the Arabs, common everywhere, easily procurable, and pliable for platting, the leaves a deep green like the ivy; so suited to be a mock crown in imitation of the garlands or crowns with which emperors and generals used to be crowned.

    Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary [3]

    אחד , a prickly shrub,  Judges 9:14-15;  Psalms 58:9 . In the latter place it is translated "thorn." Hiller supposes atad to be the cynobastus, or sweetbrier. The author of "Scripture Illustrated" says, that the bramble seems to be well chosen as the representative of the original; which should be a plant bearing fruit of some kind, being associated,   Judges 9:14 , though by opposition, with the vine. The apologue or fable of Jotham has always been admired for its spirit and application. It has also been considered as the oldest fable extant.

    Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [4]

     Judges 9:14 (b) Jotham used the bramble as a type of Abimelech, presenting him as a little, insignificant, inconsequential man who would be untrue to them and would be a sticker in their sides.

     Isaiah 34:13 (b) This is a graphic picture of the deserted and forsaken land when GOD's curse fell upon it. In figure, it represents the wretched, unhappy, miserable condition of one who shuts GOD out of his life. (See under "THISTLE").

    Webster's Dictionary [5]

    (1): (n.) Any plant of the genus Rubus, including the raspberry and blackberry. Hence: Any rough, prickly shrub.

    (2): (n.) The brambling or bramble finch.

    King James Dictionary [6]

    BRAM'BLE, n. The raspberry bush or blackberry bush a general name of the genus rubus, of which there are several species. They are armed with prickles hence in common language, any rough, prickly shrub.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary [7]

    Bramble. See Thorns .

    Holman Bible Dictionary [8]

     Judges 9:8-15 Luke 6:44

    Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [9]

    Bramble . See Thorns.

    Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [10]