Canals [Heb. ye’ōrîm (Ex. 7:19; 8:5), nehārôṯ (Isa. 19:6)]; AV RIVERS; NEB STREAMS, CHANNELS. The branches of the Nile. The Heb. ye’ōr is from a common Egyptian word for the Nile, and also for the waters of Egypt in general, all of which are of the Nile, including the entire irrigation system.
CANAL. The word “canals” occurs in several places in the ASV marg. (Ex 7:19; 8:5; Isa 19:6; Nah 3:8). In the account of the plagues (Ex 7:19), names are used descriptively to designate the different waters of Egypt: nhārôt “flowing streams,” for the main branches or channels of the river Nile in the
CANALS — the NRSV and NIV translation of a Hebrew word referring to the branches, or delta arms, of the Nile River (Ex. 7:19; 8:5). The word refers especially to the lesser, slower-moving channels that form a connecting network of waterways in the Egyptian delta.
CANALS<ka-nalz’> (יַאֹרִים [ye’orim]): The word “canals” occurs in several places in the Revised Version, margin (Exodus 7:19; 8:5; Isaiah 19:6; Nah 3:8). [ye’or] is an Egyptian word, the designation of the Nile (Brugsch, Geogr, I, 8, 78). The proper name of the Nile as a god was Hapi. There
canalThe natural and artificial channels that connect natural bodies of water are called canals. A canal may be dug to drain low areas, to float away sewage, to bring water to dry farmlands, or to carry water from storage places, such as reservoirs, to city water-supply systems. Some canals provide
canals. This English term is used in Bible versions to translate the plural form of Hebrew yĕʾōrH3284 (Exod. 7:19; 8:5). The singular normally refers to the Nile, so the relevant passages indicate irrigation canals branching off from this river. Other Hebrew words for “river” are also rendered “canal”
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CANALS,ka-nalzʹ (יְאֹרִים, ye’ōrīm): The word “canals” occurs in several places in the RVm (Ex 7:19; 8:5; Isa 19:6; Nah 3:8). ye’ōr is an Egyp word, the designation of the Nile (Brugsch, Geogr, 1, 8, 78). The proper name of the Nile as a god was Hapi. There were several common designations of the
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CANAL. The eastern frontier canal and the fortresses along its banks guarded the Egyptian end of the ancient north Sinai road. The Bible preserves a reference to a canal in the place name PI-HAHIROTH, lit. “mouth of the canal(s),” a stop on the exodus route near MIGDOL (Exod 14:2, 9; Num 33:7–8). See