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Bush In which Jehovah appeared to Moses in the wilderness (Exo 3:2; Act 7:30). It is difficult to say what particular kind of plant or bush is here meant. Probably it was the mimosa or acacia. The words "in the bush" in Mar 12:26; Luk 20:37, mean "in the passage or paragraph on the bush;" i.e., in Ex. 3.

Butler Properly a servant in charge of the wine (Gen 40:1; Gen 41:9). The Hebrew word, mashkeh, thus translated is rendered also (plural) "cup-bearers" (Kg1 10:5; Ch2 9:4). Nehemiah (Neh 1:11) was cup-bearer to king Artaxerxes. It was a position of great responsibility and honour in royal households.

Butter (Heb. hemah ), curdled milk (Gen 18:8; Jdg 5:25; Sa2 17:29), or butter in the form of the skim of hot milk or cream, called by the Arabs kaimak, a semi-fluid (Job 20:17; Job 29:6; Deu 32:14). The words of Pro 30:33 have been rendered by some "the pressure [not churning] of milk bringeth forth cheese."

Buz Contempt. (1.) The second son of Nahor and Milcah, and brother of Huz (Gen 22:21). Elihu was one of his descendants (Job 32:2). (2.) One of the chiefs of the tribe of Gad (Ch1 5:14). (3.) A district in Arabia Petrea (Jer 25:23).

Buzi The father of the prophet Ezekiel (Eze 1:3).

By In the expression "by myself" (A.V., Co1 4:4), means, as rendered in the Revised Version, "against myself."

By and by Immediately (Mat 13:21; R.V., "straightway;" Luk 21:9).

By-ways Only in Jdg 5:6 and Psa 125:5; literally "winding or twisted roads." The margin has "crooked ways."

By-word Hebrew millah (Job 30:9), a word or speech, and hence object to talk; Hebrew mashal (Psa 44:14), a proverb or parable. When it denotes a sharp word of derision, as in Deu 28:37, Kg1 9:7, Ch2 7:20, the Hebrew sheninah is used. In Jer 24:9 it is rendered "taunt."

Cab Hollow (R.V., "kab"), occurs only in Kg2 6:25; a dry measure, the sixth part of a seah, and the eighteenth part of an ephah, equal to about two English quarts.