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“And he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed” (Exodus 3:2).
Many Biblical commentators have explored the reasons God chose the bush as a means by which to communicate with Moses, yet the bush was not consumed.
The simplicity of the action has made us think and wonder about Moses motif to turn aside and investigate this phenomenon.The illustration shows Moses kneeling down at this holy site. The staff by his side which was used for leading his sheep and in the future will be used for leading a nation. The sheep is depict to highlight Moses concern for the individual sheep he was setting out to find. While shepherding his father-in-law's sheep in the middle of the desert, Moses spots an extraordinary phenomenon: a bush is burning, yet is not consumed (Exodus, chapter 3). Curious to know what is going on, he turns towards the Bush and... Suddenly a voice is heard. God speaks to Moses and charges him with the responsibility of saving the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt. Why peer into that which continues to burn? Fire is, after all, a fearful phenomenon. And why use a small shrub rather than a grander imagery? That the bush is a lowly and common shrub at the "backside of the desert" attests to the humility of God, who waits there. It speaks also of its human undesirability by men who would think to find Him in more appropriate and convenient places. That the bush is burning, but "not consumed" is suggestive of the perpetuation of Israel despite its historic sufferings It also speaks of the unanswered issues of that nation's history and particularly of its unrecognized past and yet future judgments. One of the best known biblical commentators, Rashi, sees the Burning Bush as a symbol of God's sheltering presence during times when the Jews will go through "burning difficulties." Just as the Bush is sustained because the Almighty supports its existence, so too will the Almighty support the Jewish people's survival in their time of need. The Hebrew word for bush ("Sneh") is similar in spelling to the Hebrew word "Sinai." This Midrash sees the Burning Bush, then, as a symbol of the fire which will burn atop Mount Sinai during the giving of the Ten Commandments. The commentators note that a bush cannot be used for idol worship and thus Moses was hearing God's will from a medium that would be free of all spiritual pollution. Another suggestion is that the image of the Burning Bush is a prototype for all physical reality. Since the physical world is a product of Godly, spiritual creation, it is logical to assume that the physical universe should be consumed by the overwhelmingly powerful spiritual flow emanating from God. The continued existence of the entire physical universe, therefore, is very much like the continued existence of this Burning Bush. Through the symbolism of the Bush, the Almighty gave His reassurance to sustain the world. While all other prophets received God's messages in the form of images that had to be subsequently interpreted, Moses heard God's word directly without the need for intermediary images. The Burning Bush, however, is the one exception to this rule, and suggests that Moses' spiritual perceptions still were in need of development. Just as the Burning Bush is a symbol of lowliness, but pregnant with possibilities beyond the natural order, so too would Moses' later prophecies go beyond what he could spiritually perceive at the present moment ... taking him to heights that no other human would ever achieve in history.