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The region to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. The Levant includes approximately the area of modern Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan.
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Levant (luh-vant´), the, a term used in geologic discussions to designate the lands of the eastern Mediterranean, especially the region that corresponds to modern-day Israel, Syria, and Lebanon. The term is actually short for Levant Rift Valley, sometimes referred to as the Jordan Rift, which is part
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
LevantA designation for the lands of the eastern Mediterranean (from Fr. lever, “to rise” [i.e., the sun]), primarily Asia Minor and Syria-Palestine but often the entire coastlands from Greece to Egypt. In geological usage the Jordan Rift is sometimes called the Levant Rift Valley.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Levant [lə väntˊ].* A designation for the lands of the eastern Mediterranean (from Fr. lever “to rise” [i.e., the sun]), primarily Asia Minor and Syria-Palestine but often the entire coastlands from Greece to Egypt. In geological usage the Jordan valley is sometimes called the Levant Rift valley.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
LevantLevant (le-vantʹ), a term coined by early travelers to the Holy Land and more frequently used today in geological discussions to designate the lands of the eastern Mediterranean. The Levant Rift Valley, sometimes referred to as the Jordan rift, is part of an extensive fault system which was formed
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Levant luh-vant’. A modern name applied to the countries that border the E end of the Mediterranean Sea: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt.
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Mosaic: LevantWall and vault m. in the early Christian Levant do not survive, except for occasional fragments found in rubble deposits around → conches and → apses in early Christian basilicas. This absence of evidence contrasts with the extraordinary wealth of extant Near Eastern floor m. dating to
Patronage: LevantA recent study (Baumann, 1999) of p. relies on the evidence of six churches at → Umm al-Rasas in Jordan and other Levantine parallels, and on an interpretative model devised by L. Schneider (1983; analyzing 4th/5th-c. villas in North Africa), who has constructed an analytic approach
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LEVANT luh-vant´. Levant is a nonspecific geographical term that refers to the region east of the Mediterranean Sea. It is used to refer, both individually and collectively, to the regions of Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, the Sinai Peninsula, and northern Egypt. Levant comes from the Middle French