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Holman Bible Dictionary

Nettle

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Coarse plants with stinging hairs belonging to the family Urtica ; generally, any prickly or stinging plant (Job 30:7 ; Proverbs 24:31 ; Isaiah 34:13 ; Hosea 9:6 ; Zephaniah 2:9 ). NIV frequently replaced nettles with undergrowth, weeds, or briers. The Hebrew term used at Job 30:7 and Zephaniah 2:9 perhaps refers to wild mustard. Nettles are used as a sign of desolation and judgment.


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Nettle'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/n/nettle.html. 1991.

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