Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Hemlock: 1. Heb. rosh
(Hosea 10:4) rendered
a. "gall" in
(Deuteronomy 29:18; 32:32; Psalms 69:21; Jeremiah 9:15; 23:15)
"Rosh is the name of some poisonous plant which grows quickly and
luxuriantly; of a bitter taste, and therefore coupled with wormwood
|Nave's Topical Bible|
(Deuteronomy 29:18; Lamentations 3:19) Hence it would seem to be not the hemlock
cicuta, nor the colocynth or wild gourd, nor lolium darnel, but the
poppy so called from its heads" (Gesenius, Lex.).
2. Heb. la'anah, generally rendered "wormwood" (q.v.),
(Proverbs 5:4; Jeremiah 9:15; 23:15) Once it is rendered "hemlock"
R.V., "wormwood". This Hebrew word is from a root meaning "to
curse," hence the accursed.
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