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Genesis 41:2. Achu; an Egyptian word, akh akh, "verdant," translated therefore rather "in the reed grass." So Job 8:11 "rush," the paper reed or papyrus of the Nile; "can the achu grow without water?" The fat kine fed on the reed grass which in the plenteous years grew to the very margin of the water, but the lean stood on the dry "brink" (Genesis 41:2-3). "Out of the meadows of Gibeah" (Judges 20:38): ma'areeh; rather, "from the naked (from 'arah 'to strip of trees) plains of Gibeah." Not that the treeless plain was the hiding place of the ambush, but when the men broke from the ambush they came "from the treeless plain toward the town." The Peshito Syriac, reads the vowel points slightly different, me'arah, "the cave."

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

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