NAVY. Used in the sense of a fleet of ships (1 Kgs 9:26). The only reference in the Bible are applied to Solomon’s navy, which was based at Ezion-geber and which brought luxury goods from Africa and Asia for exchange with Phoenicia (1 Kgs 10:22). SeeShips.
SHIPS. Ships and shipping have been known from very ancient times. As early as 3500 b.c. ships with a square sail and forked stern (to hold a steering paddle) were depicted in Egyptian paintings or modeled for use in tombs. By the time of Snefru in the Old Kingdom (c. 2650 b.c.) large ships 170 feet
SHIPS AND BOATS. Rafts constructed from bundles of reeds were in use from a very early period in both Egypt and Mesopotamia and appear as an early pictographic sign on a clay tablet from c. 3500 bc. The raft has remained a popular craft in the marshes of S Mesopotamia. A clay model of a boat found at
SHIPS AND NAVIGATION Thousands of years before the first ship sailed in the open sea small boats were plying the large rivers of Egypt and Mesopotamia. In Assyrian reliefs soldiers are depicted crossing a river on inflated skins. Later numbers of such skins were joined together, covered with a reed mat
SHIPS AND BOATS Trade and communication along the Nile in Egypt and the rivers of Mesopotamia necessitated raft building and wooden boats; later, oar-powered ships were built for sailing the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.
Ship. No one writer in the whole range of Greek and Roman literature has supplied us with so much information concerning the merchant-ships of the ancients as St. Luke in the narrative of St. Paul’s voyage to Rome. Acts 27–28. It is important to remember that he accomplished it in three ships: first,
Ships—early used in foreign commerce by the Phoenicians (Gen. 49:13). Moses (Deut. 28:68) and Job (9:26) make reference to them, and Balaam speaks of the “ships of Chittim” (Num. 24:24). Solomon constructed a navy at Ezion-geber by the assistance of Hiram’s sailors (1 Kings 9:26–28; 2 Chr. 8:18). Afterwards,
NAVY — KJV word for “fleet of ships” (1 Kin. 9:26–27). Solomon built a merchant fleet to sail from Ezion Geber, a port on the Red Sea. The Hebrews disliked the sea; so some of the crew members of Solomon’s fleet were Phoenician sailors (1 Kin. 9:27). These ships sailed at times with King Hiram’s Phoenician
SHIPS — seagoing vessels used mainly for carrying cargo in Bible times. The Jews were never a seafaring people. For them, the sea was a barrier and danger to be feared. Note the hope expressed in Revelation 21:1. In the heavenly realm there will be “no more sea.” Yet both the Old and New Testaments do
Ship, ShipwreckShip implies a large seagoing vessel, in contrast to a boat, which is associated with lakes or rivers. Biblical references to ships confirm that the Israelites were not a seafaring people. In the main they lived inland, and those who did live near the sea lacked good harbors. The OT imagination
SHIPS AND BOATSIn the Old Testament the following words are found:1. The word most commonly used in Hebrew for “a ship” is [אֳנִיָּה, ’oniyah] (Proverbs 30:19; Jon 1:3, 4), of which the plural ’oniyoth is found most frequently (Judges 5:17; 1 Kings 22:48 f, and many other places). The
ship and shippingToday, as in the past, much of the world’s commerce depends upon ships. In a typical year ships transport some 3.7 billion tons of cargo between the nations of the world (seeinternational trade). They carry food and textiles, bulk supplies of coal, oil and grain, complete offshore
ships, famousThe epic of man’s experience at sea is one of the most absorbing chapters in human history. Recounted on the following pages are the stories of ships and men that have become a part of this saga. Some of these ships were derelicts; some vanished mysteriously. The tale of a famous mutiny