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'Agmon, from 'aagam, a marsh. "The head or tail, branch or rush," i.e. high or low; the lofty palm branch, or the humble reed (Isaiah 9:14-15; Isaiah 19:15). It used to be platted into rope; Job 41:2," canst thou put an hook (rather a rope of rushes) into his nose?" Moses' ark was woven of it (gomeh): Exodus 2:3; Isaiah 18:2. "Vessels of bulrushes," light canoes of papyrus of the Nile, daubed over with pitch; derived from gaamah, "to absorb."
        The Egyptians used it for making also garments, shoes, and baskets. In Exodus 2:3; Isaiah 18:2, it means the papyrus of which the Egyptians made light boats for the Nile; the same Hebrew (gomeh) is translated rush (Job 8:11; Isaiah 35:7). The Egyptian kam is related. This papyrus is no longer found below Nubia. It is a strong bamboo-like rush, as thick as a finger, three grainered, from 10 to 15 feet high. It is represented on the tomb of Tel, of the sixth dynasty, and other oldest Egyptian monuments.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'bulrush' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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