The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Direct; Direction
Direct; Direction [Heb. yārâ] (Dt. 17:10; 24:8); AV INFORM, TEACH; NEB INSTRUCTION, TELL; [hiphil of kûn—‘prepare,’ ‘make firm’] (1 S. 7:3; 1 Ch. 29:18; Prov. 16:9; Jer. 10:23); AV also PREPARE; NEB also TURN, DETERMINE, GUIDE; [ŝālaḥ—‘send’] (1 K. 5:9); AV, NEB, APPOINT; [yāsar] (1 Ch. 15:22);
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DIRECTION — the line along which anything lies, in relationship to the point or region toward which it is directed. Several methods were used in the ancient world to determine direction. The Hebrew people used at least three of these methods: basic direction, local geography, and the position of the
Compton’s Encyclopedia
directionsThe right bank of a river will be on a rower’s right-hand side only when going downstream--the …Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.The line or course on which something moves, lies, or points is called a direction. Animals have an amazing sense of direction. Cats and dogs do not have
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DIRECTIONS In the Western world we take as our cardinal points for directions, the compass points, north, south, east, and west. We also take north as our primary reference point. At least since Roman times, this has been the pattern. But in the ancient Near Eastern world of Semitic speaking peoples,