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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Roads and Highways
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. This entry consists of two articles that survey the ancient road systems that ran through Palestine and that connected Palestine to the larger world of the ANE. The first article covers the pre-Roman period, while the second covers the road system of the Roman period. See also LIMES,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Causeway This term occurs in the AV as a translation of Heb. mesillâ (built-up road) in 1 Ch. 26:16, 18.See Roads.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CAUSEWAY. This word occurs in 1 Chr 26:16, 18, and refers to a series or flight of steps leading up into the temple.
HIGHWAYA travel route for public use. The most frequent Heb. term used in msillâ (Num 20:19; Isa 7:3; 40:3; et al.), which means a built-up roadway. In the NT the Gr. term hodos is translated “highway” three times by the KJV (Mt 22:10; Mk 10:46; Lk 14:23) and once by the RSV (Lk 14:23). See Commerce;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
HighwayA generally lengthy and well-maintained thoroughfare (Heb. mĕsillâ), in contrast to a “way” (dereḵ, šĕḇɩ̂l), which can range from a beaten path to a small road. References to highways in the OT include the route taken by the cows transporting the ark toward Beth-shemesh (1 Sam. 6:12) and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Highway (Heb. mesillâ). † As a land bridge between Asia and Africa situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Syrian desert, Palestine supported a network of highways and lesser roads which peoples from the Hittites to the Romans utilized for trade and military purposes. Paved highways only
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Highways. Though during the sway of the Romans over Palestine they made a few substantial roads for their carts and chariots, yet for the most of the time, as today, the Jews had nothing such as we call roads, but only footpaths through which animals walk in single file. These are never cared for; no
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CAUSEWAY (Heb. msillâ from sālal, to “throw up”). A KJV term referring to the “ascending highway” (NASB), or “upper road” (NIV), leading from the lower city up to the Temple site (1 Chron. 26:16, 18). In the NASB of 2 Chron. 9:4, 11, it is called a “stairway” and “steps.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Causewaya raised way, an ascent by steps, or a raised slope between Zion and the temple (1 Chr. 26:16, 18). In 2 Chr. 9:11 the same word is translated “terrace.”
Highwaya raised road for public use. Such roads were not found in Palestine; hence the force of the language used to describe the return of the captives and the advent of the Messiah (Isa. 11:16; 35:8; 40:3; 62:10) under the figure of the preparation of a grand thoroughfare for their march.During their
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CAUSEWAY — a raised road. The only causeway in the Bible was one that ascended from the lower city of Jerusalem to the Temple (1 Chr. 26:16, 18). The NKJV translation is highway (upper road, NIV). It is also called entryway (2 Chr. 9:4) and walkway (2 Chr. 9:11).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CAUSEWAY; CAUSEY<koz’-wa>, <ko’-zi> (more correctly ): This word occurs in 1 Chronicles 26:16, 18 for the Hebrew מְסִלָּה‎ [mecillah]; Septuagint [παστοφορίον τη̂ς ἀναβάσεως, pastophorion tes anabaseos]. In 2 Chronicles 9:11 the word is translated “terraces” (Septuagint [ἀναβάσεις, anabaseis]).
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
HIGHWAY.—In the parable (Mt 22:9) where the invited guests all made excuse, the king sent his servants out ἐπὶ τὰς διεξόδους τῶν ὁδῶν, ‘into the highways’ (AV), to gather as many as they could find, and bid them to the feast. The Gr. phrase means literally ‘the partings of the highways’ (so RV),
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