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Bay
Cove • Creek • Inlet
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bay
Bay [Heb. lāšôn—‘tongue’] (Josh. 15:2, 5; 18:19); NEB INLET; [GK. kólpos—‘bosom, cavity, sinus, gulf, bay’] (Acts 27:39); AV CREEK. An inlet of the sea. The place referred to in Acts 27:39 has been identified as St. Paul’s Bay, about 8 mi (13 km) NW of Valetta, on the island of Malta. James Smith,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bay (Cove)
BAY (COVE)1. The bay or cove at the NW corner of the Dead Sea (Josh 15:5; 18:19), formed by the delta of silt at the mouth of the Jordan River.2. The shallow bay at the S end of the Dead Sea (Josh 15:2), S of el-Lisan, the “tongue” or delta-peninsula extending from the E shore of the sea. The water
Creek
CREEK. Found only in Acts 27:39 (“bay” in RSV) as a translation of the Gr. kolpos meaning “bay,” “gulf” of the sea (Arndt, p. 443). Paul was shipwrecked on the shore of the bay of the island of Melita (q.v.) or Malta. The traditional gulf is located on the NE tip of the island and is known today as St
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bay
BAY (Heb. lāshôn, “tongue”). The cove of the Dead Sea, at the mouth of the Jordan (Josh. 15:5; 18:19) and also of the southern extremity of the same sea (15:2). The same term is used (in the original) with reference to the forked mouths of the Nile (“the tongue of the Sea of Egypt,” Isa. 11:15).
Bay
BAY. The color, according to the RV, of one of the spans of horses in the vision of Zechariah (6:3, 7). It is the rendering of strong (NASB). Keil and Delitzsch translate “speckled, powerful horses” (Com., ad loc.).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bay
Baydenotes the estuary of the Dead Sea at the mouth of the Jordan (Josh. 15:5; 18:19), also the southern extremity of the same sea (15:2). The same Hebrew word is rendered “tongue” in Isa. 11:15, where it is used with reference to the forked mouths of the Nile.Bay in Zech. 6:3, 7 denotes the colour
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Inlet
INLET — a bay, cove, or other quiet recess along the seashore. According to the judges Deborah and Barak, “Asher continued at the seashore, and stayed by his inlets” (Judg. 5:17). This meant that the people of the territory of Asher were one of the tribes that failed to support Deborah and Barak when
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BAY (2)
BAY (2)<ba> (לָשׁוֹן‎ [lashon], literally “tongue”; [κόλπος, kolpos]): The word occurs in the sense of inlet of the sea in the Old Testament only in Joshua 15:2, 5; 18:19, and in New Testament only in Acts 27:39 (of Malta, the King James Version “creek”).
CREEK
CREEK<krek>, colloq. krik ([κόλπος, kolpos] (Acts 27:39), the Revised Version (British and American) “bay”): The spot has been identified as the traditional Bay of Paul about 8 miles Northwest of the town of Valetta in the island of Malta.See MELITA.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bay
BAY KJV translation of a term referring to horses in Zech. 6:3, 7. KJV took the term as referring to the color of the horses. The earliest translators had trouble with the word, as do modern versions. Recent interpreters take the Hebrew word as referring to the strength of the horses (NIV, NASB), though
Inlet
INLET Bay or recess in the shore of a sea or lake. When Deborah and Barak went to battle against Sisera, the tribe of Asher stayed at home “by his inlets” (“landings,” NRSV, Judg. 5:17).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bay
bay. (1) This term, in its meaning “inward extension of the sea,” is used to translate Hebrew lāšôn H4383 (lit., “tongue”) with reference to the N and S ends of the Dead Sea (Josh. 15:2, 5; 18:19). In the NT it is used once as a rendering of kolpos G3146 (lit., “bosom”) with reference to an inlet
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bay
BAY, (לָשׁוֹן‎, lāshōn, lit. “tongue”; κόλπος, kólpos): The word occurs in the sense of inlet of the sea in the OT only in Josh 15:2, 5; 18:19, and in NT only in Acts 27:39 (of Malta, AV “creek”).
Creek
CREEK, krēk, colloq. krik (κόλπος, kólpos [Acts 27:39], RV “bay”): The spot has been identified as the traditional Bay of St. Paul about 8 miles N.W. of the town of Valetta in the island of Malta. See Melita.
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