Wisdom Library Logo

Bitter Herb, 1 Definition(s)

Bitter Herb means something in Christianity Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article:

1 Definition(s) from various sources:

The Israelites were commanded to eat the Paschal lamb "with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs." ( Exodus 12:8 ) These "bitter herbs" consisted of such plants as chicory, bitter cresses, hawkweeds, sow-thistles and wild lettuces, which grow abundantly in the peninsula of Sinai, in Palestine and in Egypt. The purpose of this observance was to recall to the minds of the Israelites their deliverance from the bitter bondage of the Egyptians.

Rating: -

Look for other relevant definitions:

Search found 202 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Bitter
Bitterness is symbolical of affliction, misery, and servitude ( Exodus 1:14 ; Ruth 1:20 ; Jerem...
Herb
Heb. 'eseb, any green plant; herbage ( Genesis 1:11 Genesis 1:12 Genesis 1:29 Genesis 1:30 ; 2...
Rasa
Rasa (रस) is a Sanskrit technical term referring to the “sentiment” of a dramati...
Kasaya
1) Kāśaya (काशय).—The kingdom of Kāśa.** Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 6.2) Kāṣāya (काषाय).—Pseud...
Brāhmī
Brāhmī (ब्राह्मी) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for...
Tikta
1) Tiktā (तिक्ता):—Another name for Kaṭuka (Helleborus niger), a species of medicinal ...
Svarasa
Svarasa (स्वरस).—Mt. in Śālmalidvīpa.** Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 10.
Kaṭukā
1) Kaṭuka (कटुक) is a Sanskrit word referring to Helleborus niger, a perennial flowering pla...
Māra
Mara, (adj.) (fr. mṛ) dying; only neg. amara not dying, immortal, in phrase ajarāmara free fro...
Haridrā
Haridrā (हरेणु, “yellow”) is a Sanskrit word translating to “turmeric&rdqu...
Vata
Vaṭa (वट) is a Sanskrit word, identified with Ficus bengalensis (banyan) by various scholars...
Karpūra
Karpūra (कर्पूर).—The Sanskrit name for an important Āyurvedic drug.—Karpūra (ca...
Nimba
Nimba (निम्ब) is a Sanskrit word, identified with Azadirachta indica (neem) by various schol...
Hima
1) Hima (हिम) denoting ‘cold’, ‘cold weather’ is quite common in the...
Candana
1a) Candana (चन्दन).—A group of nāḍis of fire (with sun) emitting rain.** Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇ...

Search through literary sources:

Search found 417 books containing Bitter Herb. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the 20 most relevant articles:

- Was this explanation helpufll? Leave a comment:

Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member.