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bramble

  1. Hebrew Atad, Judg. 9:14; rendered “thorn,” Ps. 58:9. The LXX and Vulgate render by rhamnus, a thorny shrub common in Israel, resembling the hawthorn.

  2. Hebrew hoah, Isa. 34:13 (Revised Version “thistles”); “thickets” in 1 Sam. 13:6; “thistles” in 2 Kings 14:9, 2 Chr. 25:18, Job 31:40; “thorns” in 2 Chr. 33:11, Song of Songs 2:2, Hos. 9:6. The word may be regarded as denoting the common thistle, of which there are many species which encumber the corn-fields of Israel.

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