There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush.
Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. Exodus 3:2
The Bible has been inspiration for naming just about any manner of thing. There is a plant, Euonymus alatus, that fairly invites being named from Exodus. The Burning Bush makes itself most conspicuous this time of year.
Like so many of our ornamentals, this one also hails from Asia and has become invasive throughout eastern North America. It's import and sale is illegal in at least two states. But, there is also a native member of the genus.
Euonymus americanus is commonly called 'Hearts a Bursting' because of the appearance of the ripened fruits (click on the image to get a better view). An alternative name is 'Strawberry Bush' because of the appearance of the fruits before they ripen and open. E. americanus is much less showy than E. alatus and so is much less common as an ornamental, although it is sold as such.
I must confess to having plantings of both, although my Burning Bush is just beginning to show the first hints of color. We think they turn red later than others because they are younger and don't get as much direct sunlight. That may be entirely wrong, but it's my story and I'm sticking to it!