Burning-Bush was that in which Jehovah appeared to Moses at the foot of Mount Horeb (Ex 3:2). Such was the splendor of the Divine Majesty that its effulgence dazzled his sight, and he was unable to behold it, and, in token of humility, submission, and reverence, "Moses hid his face." When the Hebrew lawgiver, just before his death, pronounced his blessing upon the chosen tribes, he called to mind this remarkable event, and supplicated in behalf of the posterity of Joseph "the good-will of Him that dwelt in the bush" (De 33:16); words which seem to indicate in this transaction something of an allegorical or mystical import, though there-are various opinions as to the particular thing it was destined to shadow forth. "This fire," says Bishop Patrick, "might be intended to show that God would there meet with the Israelites, and give them his law in fire and lightning, and yet not consume them." (See Kichmaver, De rubro ardente, Rot. 1692; Schroder, id. Amst. 1714.) SEE BUSH.

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