Borders • Horizon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Border [Heb. qāṣeh] (Ex. 16:35; 19:12; Josh. 4:19; Ezk. 48:1); AV also COAST; NEB also EDGE, DISTRICT, “extreme (north)”; [qāṣû] (Isa. 26:15); AV ENDS; NEB FRONTIERS; [pē’â] (Lev. 19:9; 23:22); AV CORNERS; NEB EDGES; [śāp̱â] (Jgs. 7:22); NEB RIDGE; [geḇûl] (Ex. 34:24; Nu. 20:23; 21:15;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BORDER. In the OT the Heb. word is gbûl meaning “border,” “boundary line,” “edge,” “margin” (Num 34:6; Deut 3:16; Jdg 11:18; Ezk 43:13). It can mean a bounded country or district included within borders (Gen 10:19). In the NT the Gr. word is horion, meaning “limit” or “border” and always in the plural
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BORDER (from Heb. gĕbūl). Generally a boundary line. Boundary stones were commonly set up to mark off property lines (Deut. 19:14; 27:17; Prov. 22:28; 23:10). Many such markers have been excavated in Babylonia, where demarcation of fields in irrigation areas was especially important. One such “ancient
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BORDER; BORDERS<bor’-der>: Indicating in both singular and plural the outlines or territory of a country. In the sense of “limits,” “boundaries” or “territory,” it occurs as a translation of גַּבוּל‎ [gebhul] (and its feminine גַּבוּלָה‎ [gebhulah], in Psalm 74:17) in numerous passages in Old
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Horizon“Horizon” is not simply a code word used by those who practice hermeneutics. It does not have precisely the same meaning as “presupposition” or even “point of view.” The key point about “horizon” is that it moves as we move, and can expand its scope. Whereas “presupposition” suggests a fixed,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
BORDER (Gr. κράσπεδον for Heb. צִיצִית).—This word plays a significant part in the Gospels (Mt 9:20, 14:36, 23:5, Mk 6:56, Lk 8:44). When Jesus was on His way to heal Jairus’ little daughter, a certain woman who had an issue of blood twelve years came behind Him and touched the ‘border’ (‘hem’) of His
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
border. A land or national boundary (Heb. gĕbûl H1473) marked by an imaginary line or by a mountain (Josh. 18:16), river (18:19), stone, city, or other means. While the integrity of borders in ancient times is often stressed in the Bible, occasionally the enlargement of a boundary is seen as a blessing
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch
BORDERSThe ancient Israelites were concerned with boundaries. The beginning of Genesis recounts how light was separated from darkness (Gen 1:3–4), land from sea (Gen 1:9–10), upper waters from lower waters (Gen 1:6, 7) and so on. The Israelites also sought to establish cultural and religious boundaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Border, Borders
BORDER, bōrʹdẽr, BORDERS: Indicating in both sing, and pl. the outlines or territory of a country. In the sense of “limits,” “boundaries” or “territory,” it occurs as a tr of גְּבוּל‎, gebhūl (and its fem. גְּבוּלָה‎, gebhūlāh, in Ps 74:17) in numerous passages in OT, esp. in Josh. יְרֵכָה‎, yerēkhāh