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Easton's Bible Dictionary


(1.) Heb. 'eseb, any green plant; herbage (Gen 1:11,12,29,30; 2:5; 3:18, etc.); comprehending vegetables and all green herbage (Amo 7:1,2).

(2.) Yarak, green; any green thing; foliage of trees (2Ki 19:26; Psa 37:2); a plant; herb (Deu 11:10).

(3.) Or, meaning "light" In Isa 26:19 it means "green herbs;" in 2Ki 4:39 probably the fruit of some plant.

(4.) Merorim, plural, "bitter herbs," eaten by the Israelites at the Passover (Exd 12:8; Num 9:11). They were bitter plants of various sorts, and referred symbolically to the oppression in Egypt.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


hurb, urb:

(1) yaraq, "green thing" (Ex 10:15; Isa 15:6); a garden of herbs" (De 11:10; 1Ki 21:2); "(a dinner, the margin portion of) herbs" (Pr 15:17).

(2) ‘esebh; compare Arabic ‘ushb, "herbage," "grass," etc.; "herbs yielding seed" (Ge 1:11); "herbage" for food (Ge 1:30; Jer 14:6); translated "grass" (De 11:15; Am 7:2); "herbs" (Pr 27:25, etc.).

(3) deshe', translated "herb" (2Ki 19:26; Pr 27:25; Isa 37:27; 66:14 the King James Version), but generally GRASS (which see).

(4) chatsir, vegetation generally, but translated GRASS (which see).

(5) ‘oroth, ‘owroth (plural only), "green plants" or "herbs." In 2Ki 4:39 the Talmud interprets it to mean "colewort," but it may mean any edible herbs which had survived the drought. In Isa 26:19 the expression "dew of herbs" is in the margin translated "dew of light" which is more probable (see DEW), and the translation "heat upon herbs" (Isa 18:4 the King James Version) is in the Revised Version (British and American) translated "clear heat in sunshine."

(6) botane (Heb 6:7).

(7) lachana = yaraq (Mt 13:32).

Written by E. W. G. Masterman


Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3001 Greek: lachanon


denotes "a garden herb, a vegetable" (from lachaino, "to dig"), in contrast to wild plants, Mat 13:32; Mar 4:32; Luk 11:42; Rom 14:2.

2 Strong's Number: g1008 Greek: botane


denotes "grass, fodder, herbs" (from bosko, "to feed;" cp. Eng., "botany"), Hbr 6:7.


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