Coastland • Coastline
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Coast; Coastland; Coastline
Coast; Coastland; Coastline [Heb. ʾî] (Gen. 10:5; Est. 10:1; Ps. 97:1; Isa. 11:11; etc.); AV ISLE, ISLAND, COUNTRY (Jer. 47:4); NEB also SEA-COAST (Isa. 23:2, 6), ISLAND; [geḇûl] (Nu. 34:6; Josh. 15:12, 47); AV also BORDER; NEB SEABOARD (Nu. 34:6), “land adjacent”; [ḥôp̱] (Josh. 9:1; Jgs. 5:17);
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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). See Border.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Coast, Coastland
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Coast, Coastland
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.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Coast, border, with no more reference to lands bordering on the sea than to any other bordering lands.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
COAST. An inaccurate rendering of several terms, meaning border, except in the expression “sea coast.” See Seacoast, Seashore.
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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
COAST — an inaccurate KJV word for border or boundary. Occasionally, it refers to the seacoast (Num. 34:6; Judg. 5:17).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COAST<kost> ([גְּבוּל‎, gebhul], etc., “boundary”; compare [גְּבַל‎, gebhal], “mountain” and Arabic jebel, “mountain”; [חֶבֶל‎, chebhel], literally, “a rope”; compare Arabic chabl (Joshua 19:29 the King James Version; Zephaniah 2:5, 6, 7); [חוֹת‎, choph], literally, “that which is washed”;
Compton’s Encyclopedia
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
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
COAST Land bordering a major body of water and used by KJV in obsolete sense of territories, borders, frontiers.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
coast. This English term translates several Hebrew words, including gĕbûl H1473 (“border,” e.g., Num. 34:6), ḥôp H2572 (“shore,” e.g., Josh. 9:1), and especially ʾî H362 (“island, coastland,” e.g., Jer. 2:10). Today the word is used only in reference to the border of the sea, but in Elizabethan
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
COAST, kōst (גְּבוּל‎, gebhūl, etc, “boundary”; cf גְּבַל‎, gebhal, “mountain” and Arab. jebel, “mountain”; חֶבֶל‎, ḥebhel, lit. “a rope”; cf Arab. ḥabl [Josh 19:29 AV; Zeph 2:5, 6, 7]; חוֹת‎, ḥōph, lit. “that which is washed”; cf Arab. ḥāffet [Josh 9:1 AV; Ezk 25:16]; παράλιος, parálios, lit. “by
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