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Mediterranean Sea
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A large body of water that forms the western border of Palestine. A major trade route with military and political significance. Paul traveled extensively throughout the northern Mediterranean during his missionary journeys.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea A large body of water that forms the western border of Palestine. A major trade route with military and political significance. Paul traveled extensively throughout the northern Mediterranean during his missionary journeys.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mediterranean Sea
MEDITERRANEAN SEA [Heb yām (יָם)]. An interior waterway linking together the continents Asia, Africa, and Europe. The term “Mediterranean” is derived from Latin medius terra, “midland,” and in classical Roman literature was never associated with the sea. Biblical literature employs the NW Semitic term
Great Sea (Place)
GREAT SEA (PLACE) [Heb hayyām haggādôl (הַיָּם הַגָּדֹול)]. A geographical designation for the sea located W of the Promised Land (Num 34:6–7; Josh 1:4; 9:1; 15:47; 23:4; Ezek 47:15, 19, 20; 48:20). The Egyptians referred to it as W3ḏ-wr, the “Great Green,” a term connoting a sea in general, but
Western Sea (Place)
WESTERN SEA (PLACE) [Heb hayyām hāʾăḥărôn (הַיָּם הָאֲחֲרֹון)]. A body of water to the W of the promised land. The phrase appears twice in the Pentateuch (Deut 11:24; 34:2) and twice in the Minor Prophets (Joel 2:20; and Zech 14:8). In the former it depicts the ideal W border of the promised land,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea. Body of water often called the Great Sea bordering Palestine on the west (Nm 34:7; Jos 9:1; Ez 47:10, 15); also called “the sea” (Nm 13:29; Jos 16:8; Jon 1:4); “uttermost sea” (Dt 11:24 kjv rsv western sea); “utmost sea” (Dt 34:2; Jl 2:20 kjv; rsv western sea); “hinder sea” (Zec 14:8
Great Sea, The
Great Sea, The. Alternate name for the Mediterranean Sea. It was given this name by the ancient Near Eastern peoples because of its great size in comparison to the other seas they knew (Nm 34:6; Jos 1:4).See Mediterranean Sea.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea medʹə-tə-rā-nē-ən. The body of water bounded by north Africa on the south, the Levant on the east, Turkey (Asia Minor) and southern Europe on the north, with the western end being constricted by Morocco and Spain. The Mediterranean is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Straits
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mediterranean Sea
MEDITERRANEAN SEA Body of water often called the Great Sea, bordering Palestine on the west (Nm 34:7; Jos 9:1; Ez 47:10, 15). The sea is approximately 2,196 miles (3,533.4 kilometers) long, from Gibraltar to Lebanon, varies in width from 600 miles to 1,000 miles (965.4 to 1,609 kilometers), and has a
Great Sea, the
GREAT SEA*, THE Alternate name for the Mediterranean Sea. It was given this name by the ancient Near Eastern peoples because of its great size in comparison to the other seas they knew (Nm 34:6; Jos 1:4). See Mediterranean Sea.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean (med´i-tuh-ray´nee-uhn) Sea, the large sea enclosed by the coasts of Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, and the Levant. Its islands and coastal borders formed the basis for trade and the exchange of cultures as well as colonization and conquest from the second millennium bce on. Although
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Great Sea
The “Great Sea.” MISGREAT SEA. The large body of water known to us as the Mediterranean Sea (Num 34:6; Josh 1:4; 9:1; 15:12, 47; Ezk 47:10; etc.) It is also called the “uttermost sea” or the “hinder sea,” i.e., the western sea (Deut 11:24; 34:2; Joel 2:20; Zech 14:18), the “sea of the Philistines” (Ex
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Great Sea
Great SeaThe geographic designation for the Mediterranean Sea, noted as the western boundary of the Promised Land (Num. 34:6–7; Ezek. 47:20). The location of the Great Sea (W of Israel) gave rise to Heb. yām, “west,” being used to mean “sea” (e.g., Deut. 11:24); this also holds true for Ugaritic and
Western Sea
Western SeaAnother name for the Mediterranean Sea (Heb. hayyām hāʾaḥărôn; Deut. 11:24; 34:2; Joel 2:20; Zech. 14:8).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Great Sea
Great Sea [Heb. hayyām haggādôl].† The common name used in the Old Testament for the Mediterranean Sea (e.g., Num. 34:6–7; Josh. 1:4; Ezek. 47:10; cf. Ps. 104:25; 107:23), because it was larger than the other seas known to the Israelites (i.e., the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee, and the Red Sea).
Western Sea
Western Sea (Heb. hayyām hā˒aḥarôn). Another name for the Mediterranean Sea (Deut. 11:24; KJV “uttermost sea”; 34:2; KJV “utmost sea”; Joel 2:20; Zech. 14:8; KJV “hinder sea”).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Sea (The)
SEA (THE) The sea referred to is the Mediterranean, which laps the shores of three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. It is referred to in various ways in the Bible, firstly as the ‘great sea’ (Deut. 11:24; Authorized Version: ‘uttermost sea’). Off Joppa it is called the ‘sea of Joppa’ (Ezra 3:7),
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Mediterranean Sea
MEDITERRANEAN SEA The body of water along the western shore of Palestine; it connects the continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe. In the Old Testament, the Mediterranean is usually called just “the sea” (Isa 24:15; Jer 46:18; Ezek 26:17–18; Jonah 1:11–13, 15).The Mediterranean Sea figured prominently
Great Sea
GREAT SEA The Mediterranean Sea (Num 34:6–7; Josh 1:4; 9:1; 15:47; 23:4; Ezek 47:15, 19, 20; 48:20).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean SeaMediterranean Sea, the large sea enclosed by the coasts of Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, and Syro-Palestine. Its islands and coastal borders formed the basis for trade and the exchange of cultures as well as colonization and conquest from the second millennium b.c. on. Although