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Aqueduct
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aqueduct
Aqueduct An artificial channel designed for conducting water from a distance.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aqueduct
Aqueduct. Conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance, usually by means of gravity; also a structure carrying a conduit or canal across a valley or over a river.In Palestine most cities were situated near an abundant water supply so that in time of siege water would be available.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aqueduct
AQUEDUCT Conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance, usually by means of gravity; also a structure carrying a conduit or canal across a valley or over a river.In Palestine most cities were situated near an abundant water supply so that in time of siege, water would be available.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aqueduct
AqueductAn elevated structure, often supported by series of arches, on which an open channel brought water to cities and dry areas. The three pools of Solomon, ca. 21 km. (13 mi.) S of Jerusalem, were connected with the capital by means of two aqueducts; built by Herod the Great (37–4 b.c.e.), they
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Aqueduct
Aqueduct [ăkˊwĭ dŭkt]. An elevated structure, often supported by series of arches, on which an open channel brought water to cities and dry areas. The three pools of Solomon, about 21 km. (13 mi.) south of Jerusalem, were connected with the capital by means of two aqueducts; built by Herod the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Aqueduct
AQUEDUCT — a channel for transporting water from a remote source to a city. Israel’s climate provides abundant rainfall in the winter months, but there is seldom any rain from May to October. This, along with the scarcity of good water supplies, made it necessary to build artificial storage areas to
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CISTERN; WELL; POOL; AQUEDUCT
CISTERN; WELL; POOL; AQUEDUCT<sis’-tern>:Several words are rendered by “cistern,” “well,” “pool,” the relations of which in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) are as follows:USE OF TERMS:“Cistern,” בֹּאר‎ [bo’r] (Jeremiah 2:13, etc.), or בּוֹר‎ [bor] (2
Compton’s Encyclopedia
aqueduct
aqueductMost towns and cities arise on sites where water is plentiful, whether from lakes, rivers, or wells. As cities grow, the source of water is sometimes insufficient or even becomes too polluted for domestic use. Such cities must build artificial waterways, called aqueducts, to bring water from
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Aqueducts
AQUEDUCTS Troughs cut out of rock or soil, or pipes made of stone, leather, or bronze that were used from very early times in the Middle East to transport water from distant places into towns and cities.Old Testament The simplest aqueducts were troughs cut out of rock or soil and sometimes lined with
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Aqueduct
aqueduct. Sennacherib of Nineveh seems to have been the first to build an aqueduct. He carried a great irrigation canal across a tributary of the Atrush-Gomel, near modern Jerwan, on a 90-ft. bridge of five pointed arches over 30 ft. high. It was built of 20-inch cubes of stone with a channel sealed
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Aqueducts
Aqueducts & Water SupplyAn aqueduct is a conduit for moving water by gravity from a spring or dam to a settlement. In the ancient world aqueducts could take the form of a tunnel, a channel, or a pipe of terra-cotta or lead, and often required a combination of these structures. Abundant sources of clean
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Cistern, Well, Pool, Aqueduct
CISTERN, sis′tẽrn, WELL, POOL, AQUEDUCT:Use of Terms1. General2. Wells or Cylindrical Cisterns3. Private Cisterns4. Public Cisterns5. Pools and Aqueducts6. Figurative UsesLiteratureSeveral words are rendered by “cistern,” “well,” “pool,” the relations of which in AV and RV are as follows: