a tall sedgy plant with a hollow stem, growing in moist places. In Isaiah 43:24 ; Jeremiah 6:20 , the Hebrew word kaneh is thus rendered, giving its name to the plant. It is rendered "reed" in 1 Kings 14:15 ; Job 40:21 ; Isaiah 19:6 ; 35:7 . In Psalms 68:30 the expression "company of spearmen" is in the margin and the Revised Version "beasts of the reeds," referring probably to the crocodile or the hippopotamus as a symbol of Egypt. In 2 Kings 18:21 ; Isaiah 36:6 ; Ezekiel 29:6 Ezekiel 29:7 , the reference is to the weak, fragile nature of the reed. (See CALAMUS .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Cane". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".