Treasury of Scripture
Job 6:5 Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? or lows the ox over his fodder?
Job 11:12 For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.
Genesis 16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him...
the nettles (Charul probably denotes some kind of briar or bramble: so Vulgate renders it by spina or sentis, (Pr.
Job 2:9 Then said his wife to him, Do you still retain your integrity? curse God, and die.
.) Celsius and Scheuchzer are inclined to think it the paliurus, a shrub growing sometimes to a considerable height in desert places. 'One of the inconveniences of the vegetable thickets of Egypt is,' says Denon, 'that it is difficult to remain in them, as nine tenths of the trees and plants are armed with inexorable thorns, which suffer only an unquiet enjoyment of the shadow which is so constantly desirable.')