Wisdom Library Logo

Bitter Herb, 1 Definition(s)

Bitter Herb means something in Christianity Check out some of the following descriptions:

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.

Added: 21.Aug.2011 | Source: Christianity: Smith's Bible Dictionary
Rating: -

- Look for other relevant definitions:

Search found: 112 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below are the 15 most relevant articles:

· Bitter
Bitterness is symbolical of affliction, misery, and servitude ( Exodus 1:14 ; Ru...
1 desc.
· Herb
Heb. 'eseb, any green plant; herbage ( Genesis 1:11 Genesis 1:12 Genesis 1:29 G...
1 desc.
· Gall
(1) Heb. mererah, meaning "bitterness" ( Job 16:13 ); i.e., the bile secreted in...
2 desc.
· Passover
the name given to the chief of the three great historical annual festivals of th...
2 desc.
· Kaṭuka
kaṭuka : (adj.) sharp; severe, painful; pungent.
2 desc.
· Kasaṭa
kasaṭa : (m.) the refuse; dregs; acrid. (adj.), nasty; worthless.
2 desc.
· Nimba
nimba : (m.) the margosa tree, Azadirachta Iindica.
3 desc.
· Marah
bitterness, a fountain at the sixth station of the Israelites ( Exodus 15:23 Exo...
2 desc.
· Merari
sad; bitter, the youngest son of Levi, born before the descent of Jacob into Egy...
3 desc.
· Haridrā
Haridrāḥ: In Sanskrit this means “The One Who is Golden Colored.”...
5 desc.
· Red Sea
The sea so called extends along the west coast of Arabia for about 1,400 miles, ...
2 desc.
· Vine Of Sodom
referred to only in Deuteronomy 32:32 . Among the many conjectures as to this tr...
2 desc.
· Tittaka
tittaka : (adj.) bitter. (nt.), bitter taste.
2 desc.
· Hyssop
A bitter herb.After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, t...
3 desc.
· Hemlock
Heb. rosh ( Hosea 10:4 ; rendered "gall" in Deuteronomy 29:18 ; 32:32 ; Psalms ...
2 desc.

- Find the meaning of this word in other text:

Search found: 494 books containing Bitter Herb. You can also click to the full overview containing textual excerpts. Below are the 20 most relevant text pages:


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