International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HARBOUR<har’-ber>. Used figuratively of God in Joel 3:16 the King James Version margin, (Hebrew) “place of repair, or, harbour” (the King James Version “hope,” the Revised Version (British and American) “refuge”).See HAVEN; SHIPS AND BOATS 1,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
harbor. The sheltered part of a body of water. The term is used to render Hebrew mēzaḥ H4651 (Isa. 23:10, in an oracle concerning Tyre and Tarshish) and Greek limēn G3348 (Acts 27:12, with reference to Fair Havens; in the NIV and other versions, the rendering “ports” in v. 2 is a contextual translation
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
HarborsA harbor is a sheltered body of water where boats and ships can moor or anchor. A harbor can be natural or man-made. A good harbor provides easy access to open water, sufficient depth, protection from high waves and storms, and a suitable bottom for anchorage (that is, one that is not overly
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
HARBOUR, härʹbẽr. Used figuratively of God in Joel 3:16 AVm, “Heb, place of repair, or, harbour” (AV “hope,” RV “refuge”). See Haven; Ships and Boats, I, II, (1), II, 3.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HARBOR [λιμήν limēn]. A place for ships to take on or remove cargo (1 Macc 14:5; 2 Macc 12:6, 9), traditionally viewed as a safe haven (4 Macc 13:7). Despite Paul’s urging to remain in FAIR HAVENS harbor (Acts 27:12), his advice went unheeded, resulting in a shipwreck. See SHIPS AND SAILING IN THE NT;
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