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Land
Land and Property • Land Masses • Terrain
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Land
LAND. The frequent occurrence of various terms designating land, and the central role land plays in certain narratives, testify to the importance of this concept in the Bible. But while the concept is ubiquitous, the different units of the OT provide various ideological perspectives and theological nuances.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Land
Land. The relationship of man to the land is a prominent theme in the OT. In Genesis the earth with its dry land was created as a place for man to dwell in fellowship with God. Man was given the task of subduing the earth and ruling over the animal creation to satisfy his own needs and to bring glory
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Land
Land[Heb ʾereṣ, also ʾaḏāmâ, śāḏeh—‘(open) field,’ geḇûl—‘boundary,’ ‘territory’ (1 S. 6:9; Ps. 78:54; Isa. 15:8; Ezk. 45:7), ḥēleq—‘share of property’ (2 K. 3:19, 25; Am. 7:4), karmel—‘orchard’ (“fruitful land,” Isa. 10:18; Jer. 4:26; “fertile land,” 2 Ch. 26:10), mig̱raš (“pasture land,”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Land
LAND The relationship of humans to the land is a prominent theme in the OT. In Genesis the earth with its dry land was created as a place for humans to dwell in fellowship with God. Humans were given the task of subduing the earth and ruling over the animal creation to satisfy their own needs and to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Land
land (Heb. ’erets; also “earth,” “country”; less often ’adamah, also “ground,” “soil,” in contrast to “wilderness”), a term occurring in the Hebrew Bible nearly 1,750 times (nrsv). When it refers to a specific geographic region, it is usually phrased in possessive relation to the people inhabiting it.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Land
LandThe prominence of land in biblical thought has been underestimated in much 20th-century scholarship because of its strong emphasis on the historical character of biblical religion. According to this emphasis, biblical religion is about human redemption, and its God is revealed and recognized in
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Land
Land (Heb. ˒ereṣ; Gk. gḗ).† In biblical usage “land” designates territory defined for political purposes, and represents the source of produce that sustains people and animals. In Hebrew cosmology land is the antithesis of “heaven,” and it takes on special theological significance with regard
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Land in Early Christianity
Land in Early ChristianityThe land of Israel belonged to Judaism’s understanding of itself. Early Christianity’s identity, however, was not closely tied to the land, and the NT focuses not on the holiness of a place but the holiness of a person, Jesus Christ; in Christian literature christology displaces
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Land
LAND — a plot of ground, or soil, on which trees, vegetables, and shrubs grow; a portion of the earth. The Old Testament ideal was that every Hebrew family was to own a portion of land, where every person could sit under his own vine and fig tree (1 Kin. 4:25; Mic. 4:4). The land of Canaan belonged to
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Land
LandThe image of land in the Bible involves several words such as the Hebrew ’eres̱ (usually “land” but frequently “earth”) or adāmâ (usually “ground” or “land”) in the OT and in the NT. References generally fall into two categories. One is references to a specific geographical area. This is
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LAND
LAND1. אֶרָ׳‎ [’erets];2. אֲדָמָה‎ [’adhamah];3. שָׂ֫178ָדה‎ [sadheh], “a piece of land”;4. [[γη̂, ge], “earth”;5. [ἀγρός, agros], “field”;6. [χώρα, chora], “region”;7. [χωρίον, chorion], diminutive of chora;8. [ξηρός, xeros], “dry land”;9. אֶזַרָח‎ [’ezrach], “native”
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