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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Landmark
Landmark. Inscribed stone that denoted a boundary of fields, districts, or nations (Gn 31:51, 52). In most Near Eastern countries the removal of a landmark was a serious crime; in Israel it was a violation of the Law of Moses (Dt 19:14; 27:17). Removing landmarks could be represented as changing ancient
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Landmark
Landmark[Heb geḇûl—‘boundary’]. The boundary may have been marked simply by a furrow or stone (see picture in Border). The iniquity of removing a landmark is insisted on (Dt. 19:14; 27:17; Job 24:2 [Heb. geḇulôṯ]; Prov. 22:28; 23:10); its removal was equivalent to theft. The rules of the brotherhood
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Landmark
LANDMARK* Inscribed stone that denoted a boundary of fields, districts, or nations (Gn 31:51–52). In most Near Eastern countries the removal of a landmark was a serious crime; in Israel it was a violation of the law of Moses (Dt 19:14; 27:17). Removing landmarks (nlt “boundary markers”) could be represented
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Landmarks
landmarks, indications of property boundaries, whether erected (as boundary stones) or natural formations recognized by mutual agreement. They were not to be moved (Deut. 19:14; 27:17), and doing so was a symbol of irresponsible deceit (Hos. 5:10), greed (Job 24:2), or abuse (Prov. 23:10). This concern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Landmark
A wall with piles of stones serving as a landmark near Samaria. HFVLANDMARK. Much Near Eastern culture was oriented to real property. This is clearly the case in Israelite culture as indicated by the importance placed upon keeping a tract of land within the clan (Num 27:1–11; 36:7; cf. 1 Kgs 21; Ezk
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Landmark
LANDMARK. Canaan was divided among the Israelite tribes, and to each family was given a plot of land to provide its livelihood. This was passed from father to son, or at least kept within the tribe (Nu. 27:1–11; 36), from which it was, theoretically, inalienable (see the story of Naboth, 1 Ki. 21). Inevitably
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Landmark
Landmarka boundary line indicated by a stone, stake, etc. (Deut. 19:14; 27:17; Prov. 22:28; 23:10; Job 24:2). Landmarks could not be removed without incurring the severe displeasure of God.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Landmarks
Landmarkslandmarks, indications of property boundaries, whether erected (as boundary stones) or natural and recognized by mutual agreement. They were not to be moved (Deut. 19:14; 27:17) and doing so was a symbol of irresponsible deceit (Hos. 5:10), greed (Job 24:2), and abuse (Prov. 23:10). This biblical
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Landmark
LANDMARK — a boundary line indicated by a stone or other monument. These monuments were erected to mark the separation of fields, territories, and nations. The law of Moses prohibited the removal of these landmarks (Deut. 19:14) and pronounced a curse upon those who did (Deut. 27:17). When Job complained
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LANDMARK
LANDMARK<land’-mark> (גַּבוּל‎ [gebhul], literally, “boundary”): The boundary may have been marked, as at present, simply by a furrow or stone. The iniquity of removing a landmark is frequently insisted on (Deuteronomy 19:14; 27:17; Proverbs 22:28; 23:10; Job 24:2 [gebhulah]), its removal
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Landmark
Landʹmark, a boundary, or a stake, stone or other monument which indicated the boundary-line (Deut. 19:14; 27:17; Prov. 22:28; 23:10; Job 24:2).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Landmark
LANDMARK Pillar or heap of stones serving as a boundary marker (Gen. 31:51–52). Some Babylonian and Egyptian examples are elaborately carved. Many ancient law codes (Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman) prohibited the removal of a landmark (Deut. 19:14; cp. 27:17; Prov. 22:28). In Job 24:2 removal of
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