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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
East Country
East Country (מִזְרָח אֶרֶץ‎, mizrach erets). A region to which Abraham sent the sons of Keturah, his second wife (Gen 25:6; Zech 8:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
East Country (Place)
EAST COUNTRY (PLACE) [Heb ʾereṣ qedem (אֶרֶץ קֶדֶם)]. Area to which Abraham sent the sons of his concubines (Gen 25:6). The phrase ʾereṣ qedem may be translated as either “the land of the east” or “the land of Kedem.” Elsewhere in the Bible qedem is used to refer to various regions within a wide expanse
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
East Country
East Country [Heb. ʾereṣ mizrāḥ]. Literally “country of the sunrise” over against the “country of the sunset” (Zec. 8:7). The two together form a poetical expression (merism) indicating the whole earth. Abraham sent the sons of his concubines to the east country (ʾereṣ qeḏem, Gen. 25:6), the area
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
East Country
East Country (Heb. ˒ereṣ qeḏem). Most likely the desert region southeast of Palestine, where Abraham sent the sons of his concubines (Gen. 25:6). At Zech. 8:7 the expression ˒ereṣ mizraḥ (“land of the sunrise”) complements ˒ereṣ meḇô˒ (“land of the sunset”; RSV “west country”) to represent
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EAST COUNTRY
EAST COUNTRY<kun’-tri> ([אֶרֶץ מִזְרָח‎, ’erets mizrach]): Lit. “country of the sunrise” over against the “country of the sunset” (Zechariah 8:7). The two together form a poetical expression indicating the whole earth.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Arabia
A-raʹbi-a, an extensive region of country occupying the south-western extremity of Asia, bounded on the north by a part of Syria, on the east by the Persian Gulf and the Euphrates, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the west by the Red Sea. It lies south and south-east from Palestine. It is a country
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
East Country
EAST COUNTRY Designation for territories lying in the direction of the rising sun. At Gen. 25:6 the reference signifies desert lands more than direction. At 1 Kings 4:30 the wisdom of the East, either of Mesopotamia or of the desert dwelling Arabs, together with the wisdom of Egypt signifies all wisdom.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
East Country
east country. According to Genesis, Abraham sent the children of his concubines to this region (Gen. 25:6; NIV, “the land of the east”). It lay probably to the SE of Palestine, including part of Arabia. Midian was one of the sons involved (v. 2). See also east, children (people) of the.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
East Country
EAST COUNTRY, kunʹtri (אֶרֶץ מִזְרָח‎, ’ereҫ mizrāḥ): Lit. “country of the sunrise” over against the “country of the sunset” (Zec 8:7). The two together form a poetical expression indicating the whole earth.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EAST COUNTRY
EAST COUNTRY [אֶרֶץ קֶדֶםʾerets qedhem, מִזְרָח אֶרֶץʾerets mizrakh]. The term likely refers to Babylon (Ezek 47:8; Zech 8:7), east of Israel, where Abraham sends his concubines’ sons (Gen 25:6).