Even • Eventide
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
EveningThe occurrence of evening (Heb. ʿereḇ) prior to morning indicates that the beginning of the day began with the evening. The term first occurs in Gen. 1 in reference to the evening and morning of the six creation days. That the day began in the evening is corroborated by the repeated occurrence
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Evening (Heb. ˓ereḇ). Sunset, the beginning of the Hebrew day as based on the lunar (cultic) calendar. Heb. bên hā˓arbāyim (lit. “between the two evenings”; cf. Exod. 12:6, JB, RSV mg.) refers either to the time between sunset and complete darkness (NIV “twilight”) or to the time
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Eveningthe period following sunset with which the Jewish day began (Gen. 1:5; Mark 13:35). The Hebrews reckoned two evenings of each day, as appears from Ex. 16:12: 30:8; 12:6 (marg.); Lev. 23:5 (marg. R.V., “between the two evenings”). The “first evening” was that period when the sun was verging towards
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Even, Evening
EVEN, EVENING — the period between sunset and bedtime; the early part of the night. In the New Testament the Greek word rendered as evening means “a period never earlier than sunset” (Matt. 8:16; Mark 1:32; John 6:16; even, KJV). For the Hebrew people, the old day ended and the new day began at evening,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EVEN; EVENING; EVENTIDE<e’-v’-n>, <ev’-ning>, <ev-’-n-tid’> (“even,” “evening,” [עֶרֶב‎, ’erebh]; [ὀψία, opsia], [ὀψέ, opse]; see Thayer under the word): The words are used in slightly different meanings:1. The time of sunset, the beginning of the Hebrew day, as in Leviticus 15, where directions
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Eveʹning. The Hebrew word and its Greek equivalent thus rendered have the sense of dusk or the period following sunset, the beginning of the Jewish day (Gen. 1:5; Ps. 59:6; Matt. 14:23; Mark 14:17). The Jews were accustomed to reckon two evenings—one commencing at sunset, and embracing the period of
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
EVENING (ἡ ὄψια [sc. ὤρα], ἐσπέρα).—The Babylonians divided the day into equal parts by sun-watches. The ‘sixty system’ of minutes and seconds was in vogue among them. Among Syrian peoples also, it is likely, the same system prevailed. No trace of this is found among the Israelites, however, in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Even, Evening, Eventide
EVEN, ēʹv’n, EVENING, ēvʹning, EVENTIDE, ēv-’n-tīdʹ (“even,” “evening,” עֶרֶב‎, ‛erebh; ὀψία, opsía, ὀψέ, opsé; vide Thayer s.v.): The words are used in slightly different meanings: (1) The time of sunset, the beginning of the Heb day, as in Lev 15, where directions are given for the removal of