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Burning bush at St. Katherine's monastery, Sinai

In the Book of Exodus, the burning bush is a miracle performed by God (YHWH) on Mount Horeb to inform Moses of his divine calling. God appeared to Moses from a bush which was aflame, but which was not consumed by the fire. One of the oldest symbols in Judaism, the Menorah, is said to symbolise the burning bush.[1] burning bush at St. ... burning bush at St. ... This article is about the second book in the Torah. ... A miracle, derived from the old Latin word miraculum meaning something wonderful, is a striking interposition of divine intervention by a god in the universe by which the ordinary course and operation of Nature is overruled, suspended, or modified. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... The Tetragrammaton in Phoenician (1100 BC to 300 CE), Aramaic (10th Century BC to 0) and modern Hebrew scripts. ... Moses with the Ten Commandments by Rembrandt (1659) Biblical Mount Sinai refers to the place where, according to the Hebrew Bible (Exod. ... Moses with the Tablets, 1659, by Rembrandt This article is about the Biblical figure. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A coin issued by Mattathias Antigonus, c. ...


Burning bush is also a common name applied to several different, unrelated plants (see below). Burning bush at St. ...

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God's promises

In the Book of Exodus, Moses was forced to flee Egypt and came to live with Jethro. Moses, who shepherded Jethro's flocks, discovered the burning bush while tending the sheep. This article is about the second book in the Torah. ... Moses with the Tablets, 1659, by Rembrandt This article is about the Biblical figure. ... Jethro (יִתְרוֹ Standard Hebrew Yitro, Tiberian Hebrew Yiṯrô, Shoaib Arabic Quran His excellence/posterity) is a figure from the Hebrew Bible. ...


Moses approached the bush, and discovered that the bush was on fire, but the flames did not consume it (Exodus 3:2). God's spirit, in the bush, then declared "I am your father's God, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob" (Exodus 3:6). God then commanded Moses to remove his sandals, as the land was considered holy. The angel prevents the sacrifice of Isaac (Rembrandt, 1634) Abraham (Hebrew: , Standard Avraham Ashkenazi Avrohom or Avruhom Tiberian  ; Arabic: ,  ; Geez: , ) is a figure in the Bible and Quran who is by believers regarded as the founding patriarch of the Israelites and of the Nabataean people in Jewish, Christian and... An angel prevents Abraham from sacrificing Isaac Tedla in this illumation from a 14th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Jacob Wrestling with the Angel – Gustave Doré, 1855 Jacob or Yaakov, (Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב, Standard  Tiberian ; Arabic: يعقوب, ; holds the heel), also known as Israel (Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל, Standard  Tiberian ; Arabic: اسرائيل, ; Struggled with God), is the third Biblical patriarch. ... Holiness means the state of being holy, that is, set apart for the worship or service of a god or gods. ...


God then ordered Moses to speak to Pharaoh, because He had "heard the people's cries" (Exodus 3:7). God promised that the Israelites, then enslaved by Pharaoh, would live in a land "flowing with milk and honey" (Exodus 3:8). When Moses expressed doubt that he would be believed, God gave Moses three "signs": his staff turned to a snake, his hand turned leprous (and was cured) and Moses was told that if these did not work, he would be able to turn water into blood. God then added that "He would be with [Moses]", which finally encouraged him to demand the release of the Israelites. Pharaoh was the ancient Egyptian name for the office of kingship. ... An Israelite is a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of the Biblical patriarch Jacob who was renamed Israel by God in the book of Genesis, 32:28 The Israelites were a group of Hebrews, as described in the Bible. ...


Homages to the burning bush

In Byzantine times, Saint Catherine's monastery was built on a traditional site of the biblical event. The original Bush has since been re-planted, as a Chapel was built on the traditional site of the miracle. The Monks at St. Catherine's in Mount Sinai hold with Church tradition that this Bush is, in fact, the original Bush.[citation needed] Image File history File links Pci_burningbush. ... Image File history File links Pci_burningbush. ... Modern logo of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland The Presbyterian Church in Ireland (or PCI) has a membership of 300,000 people in 650 congregations across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, though the bulk of the membership is in Northern Ireland. ... Byzantine Empire at its greatest extent c. ... St. ...


The motto of the Church of Scotland is Nec tamen consumebatur (Latin) - 'Yet it was not consumed', an allusion to Exodus 3:2 and the burning bush. A stylised depiction of the burning bush is the symbol of the Church of Scotland. The Burning Bush is also used as the basis of the symbol of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, which uses the motto Ardens sed virens (Latin) - 'Burning but flourishing', based on the same passage. The Church of Scotland (CofS, known informally as The Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the national church of Scotland. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Church of Scotland (CofS, known informally as The Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the national church of Scotland. ... Modern logo of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland The Presbyterian Church in Ireland (or PCI) has a membership of 300,000 people in 650 congregations across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, though the bulk of the membership is in Northern Ireland. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...


In addition, the logo of the Jewish Theological Seminary is an image of the Burning Bush with the phrase "and the bush was not consumed" in English and in Hebrew "והשנה איננו אכל." “Hebrew” redirects here. ...


Other uses of the term

Burning bush is also a common name applied to several different, unrelated plants:

  • The herb Dictamnus albus, also known as false dittany, white dittany, or gas plant, belonging to the family Rutaceae. It gets its name from comparison to the Bible account; the whole plant produces aromatic oils that can catch fire readily on hot days, though (unlike the plant in the biblical account) not without injury to the plant.
  • Shrubs in the genus Euonymus, mostly known as spindles, in the family Celastraceae, are also called burning bush in North America, because of their bright red foliage in fall.
  • Plants in the genera Bassia (Chenopodiaceae) and Combretum (Combretaceae) are also sometimes known as burning bush.

Binomial name Dictamnus albus L. Dictamnus is a genus of flowering plant in the family Rutaceae, with a single species, Dictamnus albus. ... Genera About 160 genera; selected important genera: Amyris - West Indian Sandalwood Choisya - Mexican orange Citrus - Citrus Dictamnus - Burning-bush Fortunella - Kumquat Melicope - Corkwood, Alani Murraya - Curry tree Phellodendron - Cork-trees Poncirus - Trifoliate orange Ptelea - Hoptree Ruta - Rue Skimmia - Skimmia Tetradium (Euodia) - Euodias Zanthoxylum - Toothache trees Rutaceae is a family of... Species Euonymus alatus - Winged Spindle Euonymus americanus - Strawberry-bush Spindle Euonymus atropurpureus - Eastern Burning-bush Euonymus europaeus - European Spindle Euonymus fortunei - Fortunes Spindle Euonymus japonicus - Japanese Spindle Euonymus obovatus - Euonymus occidentalis - Western Burning-bush The spindles, genus Euonymus, comprise about 170-180 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and... Genera About 90-100 genera, including: Cassine– Catha– Khat Celastrus– Staff vineor Staff tree Euonymus– Spindle Maytenus– Maiten Mortonia– Mortonia Paxistima Putterlickia Tripterygium The Celastraceae, or staff vine family, is a family of about 90-100 genera and 1,300 species of vines, shrubs and small trees, belonging to the... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Chenopodium capitatum from Thomé (1885) Chenopodiaceae is the botanical name for a family of flowering plants. ... Species About 250 species, including: Combretum apiculatum Combretum bracteosum Combretum celastroides Combretum coccineum Combretum comosum Combretum decandrum Combretum erythrophyllum Combretum flagrocarpum Combretum fruticosum Combretum grandiflorum Combretum imberbe Combretum latifolium Combretum micranthum Combretum microphyllum Combretum paniculatum Combretum quadrangulare Combretum racemosum Combretum is the type genus of the family Combretaceae. ... Genera Anogeissus Buchenavia Bucida Calopyxis Calycopteris Combretum Conocarpus Dansiea Guiera Laguncularia Lumnitzera Macropteranthes Melostemon Pteleopsis Quisqualis Strephonema Terminalia Terminaliopsis Thiloa Combretaceae is a family of flowering plants. ...

Notes

  1. ^ McGuigan, Brendan. What is a Menorah?. Conjecture Corporation. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ...

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