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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep with when bound together; esp., the Cytisus scoparius of Western Europe, which is a low shrub with long, straight, green, angular branches, minute leaves, and large yellow flowers.

2. (n.) An implement for sweeping floors, etc., commonly made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; -- so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom.

3. (v. t.) See Bream.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

broom: Occurs in 1 Kings 19:4 m ("broomtree"); Job 30:4, and Psalm 120:4 m as the translation of the Hebrew rothem, where the King James Version employed "juniper" which is retained in the Revised Version (British and American) text in 1 Kings 19:4 and Job 30:4. Juniper is certainly incorrect and broom is not a particularly happy rendering. The rothem was doubtless the shrub called by the Arabs ratam, a shrub which casts so little shadow that it would be used for shade only when there was no other refuge from the desert sun, and would be eaten only in case of the direst necessity, but which could be burned and used for the making of charcoal.


David Foster Estes

4563. saroo -- to sweep
... sweep. From a derivative of sairo (to brush off; akin to suro); meaning a broom;
to sweep -- sweep. see GREEK suro. (saroi) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 6k

537. hapas -- all, the whole
... and 3956 , "each, every") -- (as a ), ie "" making up a . 537 () focuses on the
individual parts their totality and thus "sweeps with a wider broom" than 3956 ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
4292. matate -- broom, besom
... 4291, 4292. matate. 4293 . broom, besom. Transliteration: matate Phonetic
Spelling: (mat-at-ay') Short Definition: broom. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/4292.htm - 6k

7574. rethem -- broom plant, retem
... 7573, 7574. rethem or rothem. 7575 . broom plant, retem. Transliteration: rethem
or rothem Phonetic Spelling: (reh'-them) Short Definition: tree. ...
/hebrew/7574.htm - 6k


Chapter twenty-eight
... alley. He could almost touch it with his broom from where he stood. ... steps. He
clutched his broom handle tightly and began to sweep again. ...
// his steps/chapter twenty-eight.htm

Diamond Became a Great Favourite with all the Men About the Mews. ...
... was sweeping. Some rough young imps had picked a quarrel with her, and
were now hauling at her broom to get it away from her. But ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 17 diamond became a.htm

And as She Stood Looking Towards London, Diamond Saw that She was ...
... She was dreadfully blown by the wind, and a broom she was trailing behind her was
very troublesome. ... Diamond could run faster than she, and he had no broom. ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 4 and as she.htm

The Lost Silver Piece
... But she was not content with her candle, she fetched her broom, she swept
the house. If she could not find the silver as things ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/the lost silver piece.htm

Book vii. On the Useful or the Ordinary
... The broom is the cure of superstition through one glory; in the gospel: and he,
entering, found it unoccupied, since it had been cleaned with a broom and made ...
/.../eucherius/the formulae of st eucherius of lyons/book vii on the useful.htm

Diamond Said Nothing to his Mother About his Adventures. ...
... Coleman. But she had given one at the last crossing, and the hand returned
only to grasp its broom. Diamond could not bear it. He ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 5 diamond said nothing.htm

One Day when Old Diamond was Standing with his Nose in his Bag ...
... And first of all he strolled with his hands in his pockets up to the crossing,
where the girl and her broom were to be found in all weathers. ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 19 one day when.htm

The Christian is to Walk Circumspectly.
... words of others. There is an old adage which says, "A new broom sweeps clean."
The boy is eager to cut wood with the new ax. A child ...
/.../ to live a holy life/the christian is to walk.htm

Scotch Song
... SCOTCH SONG. Oh, forth she went like a braw, braw bride To meet her winsome groom,
When she was aware of twa bonny birds Sat biggin' in the broom. ...
// and other poems/scotch song.htm

If You Give a Grape to Him when Hungry...
... a mill-stone, ploughtail, or light hoe; a carved seat, a needle, a strigil, a laver,
an open seat, a ladle, a platter, a candlestick, a goblet, a broom, a cup ...
/.../arnobius/the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/23 if you give a.htm

Broom (5 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) An implement for sweeping floors, etc., commonly made of the panicles or
tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; -- so ...
/b/broom.htm - 9k

Broom-roots (1 Occurrence)
Broom-roots. Broom-plant, Broom-roots. Broom-tree . Multi-Version
Concordance Broom-roots (1 Occurrence). Job 30:4 Those cropping ...
/b/broom-roots.htm - 6k

Broom-bush (2 Occurrences)
Broom-bush. Broom, Broom-bush. Broom-coals . Multi-Version Concordance
Broom-bush (2 Occurrences). 1 Kings 19:4 And he himself went ...
/b/broom-bush.htm - 7k

Broom-plant (2 Occurrences)
Broom-plant. Broom-coals, Broom-plant. Broom-roots . Multi-Version
Concordance Broom-plant (2 Occurrences). 1 Kings 19:4 While he ...
/b/broom-plant.htm - 7k

Broom-coals (1 Occurrence)
Broom-coals. Broom-bush, Broom-coals. Broom-plant . Multi-Version Concordance
Broom-coals (1 Occurrence). Psalms 120:4 Sharp arrows ...
/b/broom-coals.htm - 6k

Broom-wood (1 Occurrence)
Broom-wood. Broom-tree, Broom-wood. Broth . Multi-Version
Concordance Broom-wood (1 Occurrence). Psalms 120:4 Sharp ...
/b/broom-wood.htm - 6k

Broom-tree (2 Occurrences)
Broom-tree. Broom-roots, Broom-tree. Broom-wood . Multi-Version Concordance
Broom-tree (2 Occurrences). 1 Kings 19:4 But he himself ...
/b/broom-tree.htm - 7k

Juniper (7 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Hebrews rothem), called by the Arabs retem, and
known as Spanish broom; ranked under the genus genista. ...
/j/juniper.htm - 11k

Sweep (34 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.;
to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the purpose of cleaning; as, to ...
/s/sweep.htm - 19k

Rithmah (2 Occurrences)
... Wild broom, a station in the wilderness (Numbers 33:18, 19), the "broom valley,"
or "valley of broombushes," the place apparently of the original encampment of ...
/r/rithmah.htm - 7k

Bible Concordance
Broom (5 Occurrences)

1 Kings 19:4 While he himself went a day's journey into the waste land, and took a seat under a broom-plant, desiring for himself only death; for he said, It is enough: now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.

1 Kings 19:5 And stretching himself on the earth, he went to sleep under the broom-plant; but an angel, touching him, said to him, Get up and have some food.

Job 30:4 They pluck salt herbs by the bushes. The roots of the broom are their food.

Psalms 120:4 Sharp arrows of a mighty one, with burning coals of broom-wood.

Isaiah 14:23 "I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of water. I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says Yahweh of Armies.



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Broom-tree (2 Occurrences)

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