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Burning Bush(religion, spiritualism, and occult)
The third chapter of Exodus explains that Moses, soon to become the deliverer of the Hebrew people, fled from the wrath of the Egyptian Pharaoh. Forty years later, while tending the sheep of Jethro, his Midianite father-in-law, Moses heard the voice of God speaking to him from a bush that burned but was not consumed by the fire. Here Moses learned the name by which God would henceforth be called: "I Am Who I Am."
Although the monks at Saint Catherine's monastery at Mount Sinai have for generations cultivated a thorn bush of the species rubus collinus, thought to be the kind of bush Moses would have seen, no one knows for sure what kind of bush it was or even where the incident happened.
The significance of the burning bush lies in the fact that this dramatic event marked a transition in Moses' life. He became aware of the presence of the God of his ancestors, reluctantly left the safety of a comfortable, quiet life, and began a journey into history and legend.
in biblical mythology, a thorny bush that burned without being consumed, through which Yahweh appeared to Moses, calling him to lead his people out of Egyptian bondage into the Promised Land.