Herb Heb. 'eseb, any green plant; herbage ( Genesis 1:11 Genesis 1:12 Genesis 1:29 Genesis 1:30 ; 2:5 ; 3:18 , etc.); comprehending vegetables and all green herbage ( Amos 7:1 Amos 7:2 ).
Yarak , green; any green thing; foliage of trees ( 2 Kings 19:26 ; Psalms 37:2 ); a plant; herb ( Deuteronomy 11:10 ).
Or , meaning "light" In Isaiah 26:19 it means "green herbs;" in 2 Kings 4:39 probably the fruit of some plant.
Merorim , plural, "bitter herbs," eaten by the Israelites at the Passover ( Exodus 12:8 ; Numbers 9:11 ). They were bitter plants of various sorts, and referred symbolically to the oppression in Egypt.
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Herb". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .