COAST. This word is translated variously as “border,” “boundary,” “coast,” “territory,” or “region,” in the RSV (Num 34:11; Josh 1:4; Jdg 1:18; Acts 27:2). Where the KJV has “coast,” the RSV usually has “border” or “boundary.” The seacoast itself is seldom mentioned (Acts 27:2; Lk 6:17). SeeBorder.
Coast, CoastlandThe shore of either the mainland (e.g., Isa. 23:2, 6) or an island (e.g., Jer. 2:10; 47:4) adjacent to or within the Mediterranean Sea (Heb. ʾɩ̂, gĕḇûl). The NRSV frequently translates gĕḇûl as “country” or “border” (e.g., Exod. 34:24; Josh. 13:23). “Coastlands” also indicates
Coast, Coastland (Heb. ˒î, geḇûl).† The shore of either the mainland (e.g., Isa. 23:2, 6) or an island (e.g., Jer. 2:10; 47:4) adjacent to or within the Mediterranean Sea. The KJV frequently translates Heb. ˒î as “island(s)” (e.g., Isa. 11:11; 21:12; 41:1) or “isle(s)” (e.g., Gen. 10:5; Esth.
COASTLAND (Heb. ˒ı̂). Any maritime district; whether belonging to a continent or to an island; thus it is used of the shore of the Mediterranean (Isa. 20:6; 23:2, 6) and of the coasts of Elishah (Ezek. 27:7), i.e., of Greece and Asia Minor. Occasionally coastlands is specifically used of an island, as
coastLand bordering an ocean, sea, or lake is called a coast or shore. Coasts feature a great variety of landforms ranging from gently sloping beaches to steep cliffs. This variety is the result of the different natural processes that formed the coasts as well as the type and structure of the rock that
coast. This English term translates several Hebrew words, including gĕbûlH1473 (“border,” e.g., Num. 34:6), ḥôpH2572 (“shore,” e.g., Josh. 9:1), and especially ʾîH362 (“island, coastland,” e.g., Jer. 2:10). Today the word is used only in reference to the border of the sea, but in Elizabethan
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