Countryside • Rural
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Country [Heb. ’ereṣ, śāḏeh, gebûl, also aḏāmâ (Jonah 4:2), māqôm (Gen. 29:26; Jgs. 11:19), mig̱rāš (Ezk. 48:15), merḥāq (“far country,” Zec. 10:9); Gk. chṓra, períchōros, agrós, patrís, vb. apodēméō (“go into a far country”), also érēmos tópos (Mk. 1:45), méros (Acts 19:1)];
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Country, Countryside
Country, CountrysideThe Bible does not decisively distinguish country from nation or land. The image accordingly encompasses two distinct meanings. Country denotes “homeland”—the place where one lives—while countryside is the “landscape outside of towns”—the natural realm beyond the reach of the city.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COUNTRY<kun’-tri> ([אֶרֶץ‎, ’erets], “land,” [שָׂדֶה‎, sadheh], “field”; [ἀγρός, agros], “field,” [χώρα, chora], “region”): The foregoing are the principal words rendered “country” in English Versions of the Bible, though we find also ’adhamah, “earth” (Jon 4:2); ’i, “island” (Jeremiah
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Country.To appeal to the country. To dissolve Parliament in order to ascertain the wish of the country by a new election of representatives.Father of his country. (See Father.)
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
country. This English term, with the meaning “nation,” is found frequently in the Bible, usually as a rendering of Hebrew ʾereṣ H824 (e.g., Gen. 12:1, though elsewhere the term can also be translated “ground, land, earth”), corresponding to Greek G1178 (Acts 7:3, though other Greek terms also mean
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
COUNTRY, kun’tri (אֶרֶץ‎, ’ereç, “land,” שָׂדֶה‎, sādheh, “field”; ἀγρός, agrós, “field,” χώρα, chō̇ra, “region”): The foregoing are the principal words rendered “country” in EV, though we find also ’ǎdhāmāh, “earth” (Jon 4:2); ’ī, “island” (Jer 47:4 AV); gelīlāh, “circuit” (Ezk 47:8 AV); ḥebhel,