BRAND. A mark used to denote ownership.
1. Cain received a mark, prob. a tattoo, on his forehead to protect him from avengers (
2. Ezekiel saw a brand, an archaic form of the Heb. letter “Tau,” in appearance like a cross, put on the forehead of significant people (
3. Paul wrote of the “marks of Jesus” which he received from beatings and stonings in the course of preaching the Gospel (
4. A particular brand which was put on the right hand or forehead of the people of the beast was envisioned by John (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
In the double signification of an object on fire and of objects used to feed a fire. The first meaning is expressed by ’udh, "a bent stick" for stirring fire (