Brier @ This word occurs frequently, and is the translation of several different terms. (1.) Micah:7:4, it denotes a species of thorn shrub used for hedges. In Proverbs:15:19 the word is rendered "thorn" (Heb. _hedek_, "stinging"), supposed by some to be what is called the "apple of Sodom" (q.v.). (2.) Ezekiel:28:24, _sallon'_, properly a "prickle," such as is found on the shoots of the palm tree. (3.) Isaiah:55:13, probably simply a thorny bush. Some, following the Vulgate Version, regard it as the "nettle." (4.) Isaiah:5:6Isaiah:7:23-25, etc., frequently used to denote thorny shrubs in general. In 10:17; 27:4, it means troublesome men. (5.) In Hebrews:6:8 the Greek word (tribolos) so rendered means "three-pronged," and denotes the land caltrop, a low throny shrub resembling in its spikes the military "crow-foot." Comp. Matthew:7:16, "thistle."