Smith's Bible DictionaryBulrush
(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 DictionaryBulrush
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.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBULRUSH
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
) A kind of large rush, such as the papyrus and the cattail, growing in wetlands or in water.
Strong's Hebrew100. agmon -- a rush, bulrush...
<< 99, 100. agmon. 101 >>. a rush, bulrush
. Transliteration: agmon Phonetic
Spelling: (ag-mone') Short Definition: bulrush
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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. ...
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