Bulrush
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Bulrush

(or papyrus), a red growing in the shallow water on the banks of the Nile. It grows to the height of 12 or 15 feet, with a stalk two or three inches in diameter. The stalks are very pliable and can be very closely interwoven, as is evident from their having been used in the construction of arks. (Exodus 2:3,5) Paper was made from this plant, from which it derives its name.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Bulrush

Or papyrus, a reed growing on the banks of the Nile, in marshy ground, Job 8:11, to the height of twelve or fifteen feet, Isaiah 35:7. The stalks are pliable, and capable of being interwoven very closely, as is evident from their being used in the construction of arks, Exodus 2:3,5; and also vessels of larger dimensions, Isaiah 18:2. Boats of this material were very common in Egypt. Being exceedingly light and small, they sailed with great velocity, and might easily be borne on the shoulders around rapids and falls. The inner bark of this plant, platted and cemented together, furnished a writing material; and the pith was sometimes used for food. See BOOK.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) In Isaiah 58:5 the rendering of a word which denotes "belonging to a marsh," from the nature of the soil in which it grows (Isaiah 18:2). It was sometimes platted into ropes (Job 41:2; A.V., "hook, " R.V., "rope, " lit. "cord of rushes").

(2.) In Exodus 2:3, Isaiah 18:2 (R.V., "papyrus") this word is the translation of the Hebrew gome, which designates the plant as absorbing moisture. In Isaiah 35:7 and Job 8:11 it is rendered "rush." This was the Egyptian papyrus (papyrus Nilotica). It was anciently very abundant in Egypt. The Egyptians made garments and shoes and various utensils of it. It was used for the construction of the ark of Moses (Exodus 2:3, 5). The root portions of the stem were used for food. The inside bark was cut into strips, which were sewed together and dried in the sun, forming the papyrus used for writing. It is no longer found in Egypt, but grows luxuriantly in Palestine, in the marshes of the Huleh, and in the swamps at the north end of the Lake of Gennesaret. (see CANE.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A kind of large rush, such as the papyrus and the cattail, growing in wetlands or in water.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BULRUSH

bool'-rush.

See REED.

Strong's Hebrew
100. agmon -- a rush, bulrush
... 99, 100. agmon. 101 . a rush, bulrush. Transliteration: agmon Phonetic
Spelling: (ag-mone') Short Definition: bulrush. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/100.htm - 6k

1573. gome -- a rush, reed, papyrus
... bulrush. From gama'; properly, an absorbent, ie The bulrush (from its porosity);
specifically the papyrus -- (bul-)rush. see HEBREW gama'. 1572, 1573. ...
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260. achu -- reeds, rushes
... flag, meadow. Of uncertain (perhaps Egyptian) derivation; a bulrush or any marshy
grass (particularly that along the Nile) -- flag, meadow. 259, 260. ...
/hebrew/260.htm - 6k

Library

Self-Examination
... man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to
spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt thou call this ...
/.../smith/the god of all comfort/chapter 10 self-examination.htm

The Second Part.
... affected gestures, passionate sighes, lowdnesse of voyce, odde attires & such like:
These know how to rend the garment, hang the head with the bulrush, to whip ...
/.../ward/a coal from the altar to kindle the holy fire of zeale/the second part.htm

The Adventures of Saint Anthony of Italy.
... his hand, which he flourished about his head as if it had been a light battle-axe,
in a loud voice comparing the Knight's spear to a bulrush, and threatening ...
/.../kingston/the seven champions of christendom/chapter seven the adventures of.htm

The Chorus of Angels
... If you have a humble hope of bearing a part in this immortal song, will you hang
down your heads like a bulrush, because you have the honour of following your ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/messiah vol 2/sermon xlix the chorus of.htm

Christ the Arrester of Incipient Evil and the Nourisher of ...
... 'He shall not break the bruised reed.' Here is the picture"a slender bulrush, growing
by the margin of some tarn or pond; its sides crushed and dented in by ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/christ the arrester of incipient.htm

"Is it Such a Fast that I have Chosen?"
... affliction's rod?". 2 "Like bulrush low to bow His sorrow-stricken head, With
sackcloth for his inner vest, And ashes round him spread? 3 ...
//christianbookshelf.org/adams/hymns for christian devotion/871 is it such.htm

How to Keep Passion Week
... Is it a day for a man to afflict his soul, and bow down his head like a bulrush,
and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him (playing at being sad, while God ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon i how to keep.htm

"My Garden" --"His Garden"
... it ravish your heart with intense delight that, though often you can take no
complacency in yourself, but go with your head bowed down, like a bulrush, and cry ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 42 1896/my gardenhis garden.htm

Confession and Penance.
... A man may "bow down his head as a bulrush," or fast, or clothe himself in sackcloth,
when he is an utter stranger to that "repentance to salvation not to be ...
/.../killen/the ancient church/chapter iv confession and penance.htm

Blessed are they that Mourn
... His clothes were rent, but his heart was not rent. He had sackcloth but no sorrow.
He hung down his head like a bulrush, but his heart was like an adamant. ...
/.../the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/6 blessed are they that.htm

Thesaurus
Bulrush (3 Occurrences)
... water. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BULRUSH. bool'-rush. See REED.
Multi-Version Concordance Bulrush (3 Occurrences). Isaiah ...
/b/bulrush.htm - 8k

Rush (35 Occurrences)
... The papyrus (Job 8:11). (see BULRUSH.) The expression "branch and rush" in Isaiah
9:14; 9:15 means "utterly.". Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/r/rush.htm - 20k

Bulrushes (3 Occurrences)

/b/bulrushes.htm - 10k

Bull's (8 Occurrences)

/b/bull's.htm - 8k

Paper (5 Occurrences)
... The material so referred to was manufactured from the papyrus, and hence its
name. The papyrus (Hebrews gome) was a kind of bulrush (qv). ...
/p/paper.htm - 10k

Reed (41 Occurrences)
... aromatic bark. The sweetness refers to the scent, not the taste. See also
BULRUSH; PAPYRUS. EWG Masterman. REED, MEASURING. mezh'-ur ...
/r/reed.htm - 29k

Bowing (35 Occurrences)
... the day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a
bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt ...
/b/bowing.htm - 19k

Spreading (74 Occurrences)
... the day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a
bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt ...
/s/spreading.htm - 28k

Red (124 Occurrences)
... that the ark of Moses was hidden (Exodus 2:3, 5). But as this word does not in itself
mean red, and as that is not the color of the bulrush, authorities are ...
/r/red.htm - 77k

Sea (4178 Occurrences)
... that the ark of Moses was hidden (Exodus 2:3, 5). But as this word does not in itself
mean red, and as that is not the color of the bulrush, authorities are ...
/s/sea.htm - 87k

Concordance
Bulrush (3 Occurrences)

Isaiah 9:14
For this cause the Lord took away from Israel head and tail, high and low, in one day.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 19:15
And in Egypt there will be no work for any man, head or tail, high or low, to do.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 58:5
Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
(KJV JPS DBY WBS)

Subtopics

Bulrush

Bulrush: (Papyrus, RV)): Moses' Ark (Basket) of

Bulrush: Boats Made of

Bulrush: Figurative

Related Terms

Rush (35 Occurrences)

Bulrushes (3 Occurrences)

Bull's (8 Occurrences)

Paper (5 Occurrences)

Reed (41 Occurrences)

Bowing (35 Occurrences)

Spreading (74 Occurrences)

Red (124 Occurrences)

Sea (4178 Occurrences)

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