See Plants. The Hebrew word atad of Genesis 50:10 is considered by some scholars to be a reference to a boxthorn. Other scholars dispute this and suggest instead that the term should be viewed as a reference to either rhamnus or spurge (euphorbia). Bramble Barn or the Barn of the Haatad on the Jordan's bank is believed to be the location in which the Israelites held a funeral for Jacob.
The boxthorn is a prickly shrub, a member of the nightshade family.
Habitat:Banks of the Jordan.