Loading…
Corners of the Earth
Apsu • Ends of the Earth • Four Corners of the Earth
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Corners of the Earth
Corners of the Earth. Figurative term denoting the borders and extremities of the earth (Jb 37:3; Is 11:12; Ez 7:2; Rv 7:1; 20:8).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Earth, Corners of the
Earth, Corners of the The “corners” or “ends” of the earth are its “wings” (Heb. kanep̱ôṯ hāʾārneṣ), i.e., its borders or extremities. Because the wing of a bird is used as a covering for its young, Heb. kānāp̱ acquires the meaning of the extremity of anything stretched out. In Isa. 11:12;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Corners of the Earth
CORNERS OF THE EARTH Figurative term denoting the borders and extremities of the earth (Jb 37:3; Is 11:12; Jer 25:32; 31:8; Ez 7:2; Rv 7:1; 20:8).
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Ends of the Earth
ENDS OF THE EARTH אפסי ארץI. The expression ʾapsê ʾereṣ, ‘The ends of the →Earth’ occurs 16 times in the OT, mainly in poetic texts (e.g. Deut 33:17; Isa 45:22; 52:10; Mic 5:3; Zech 9:10; six times in the Pss). The first element of this construct chain, ʾepes, denotes the end or limit of space or
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Earth, Ends of the
EARTH, ENDS OF THE — the farthest regions of the world. The phrase is found often in the Old Testament (1 Sam. 2:10; Job 28:24; Ps. 59:13; 67:7; Is. 24:16; 40:28; Jer. 31:8; 51:16). But the most important use of this phrase occurs in the Book of Acts: “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all
Earth, Four Corners of the
EARTH, FOUR CORNERS OF THE — a phrase found in Isaiah 11:12 and Revelation 7:1. To the people of Bible times the earth was flat and square. They knew nothing of a spherical earth which orbited the sun. The prophet Isaiah declared that the Lord will “gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EARTH, CORNERS OF THE
EARTH, CORNERS OF THEThe “corners” or “ends” of the earth are its “wings” (kanephoth ha-’arets), i.e. its borders or extremities. The word in general means a wing, because the wing of a bird is used as a covering for its young, and from this meaning it acquires that of the extremity of anything
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Corners of the Earth
corners of the earth. This phrase, or a variation of it, is used to render the Hebrew kanpôt hāʾāreṣ (Job 37:3; 38:13; Isa. 11:12 [“four corners”; NIV, “four quarters”]; Ezek. 7:2; the noun kānāp H4053 means “wing, extremity”) and the Greek hai gōniai tēs gēs (Rev. 7:1; 20:8). This way of describing
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Earth, Four Corners of the
earth, four corners of the. This expression, referring figuratively to “the whole world,” occurs twice in English Bible versions (Isa. 11:12 [NIV, “four quarters of the earth”]; Rev. 7:1). The Hebrew phrase is found also in Ezek. 24:16, where it refers to the country of Israel and is thus better translated