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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Bitter Herbs. Exodus 12:8. The Jews were commanded to eat the Passover with a salad of bitter herbs; and the Rabbins tell us that such plants as wild lettuce, endives, and chicory were employed for that purpose, as they still are by the Arabs In those regions. The use of them on that occasion was intended to call to their remembrance the severe and cruel bondage from which God delivered them when they were brought out of Egypt.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Bitter Herbs'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/b/bitter-herbs.html. 1893.