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Nile
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The longest river in Africa, forming where the Blue Nile meets the White Nile in the Sudan. It continues through the entirety of Egypt to the Delta, flowing into the Mediterranean Sea. Although the river is mentioned in a number of biblical texts, it plays an important role in the book of Exodus. The civilization of ancient Egypt owes its very existence to the Nile.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nile River
Nile River The longest river in Africa, forming where the Blue Nile meets the White Nile in the Sudan. It continues through the entirety of Egypt to the Delta, flowing into the Mediterranean Sea. Although the river is mentioned in a number of biblical texts, it plays an important role in the book of
River of Egypt
Egypt, River of (נָהָר מִצְרַ֔יִם‎, nahar mitsrayim). Mentioned only once in the Bible (Gen 15:18), it could be a reference either to the Nile or to the Brook of Egypt.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nile (Place)
NILE (PLACE) [Heb yĕʾōr (יְאֹר‎), nāhār (נָהָר‎);. yām (יָם)]. The river that essentially defines Egypt. This article consists of two entries. The first surveys OT references to the Nile River, while the second provides a geographical overview of the river’s role in constituting Egyptian life.
Egypt, River of
EGYPT, RIVER OF. Appearing only once in the OT, the expression nahar miṣrayim “river of Egypt” serves as an element of the phrase “from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates” (Gen 15:18). The expression might suggest the Nile, certainly the best-known Egyptian river. But the contrasting
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nile River
Nile River. Life-stream of Egypt in northeast Africa. Perhaps no other river has been of such importance to the history of the nation through which it flowed. With an attributed length of some 4160 miles, the Nile is the longest river in the world, although its drainage system is ranked 3rd (other sources
River of Egypt
River of Egypt. 1. Alternate name for the Nile River in Genesis 15:18.See Nile River; Shihor.2. Alternate name for the Brook of Egypt.See Brook of Egypt.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nile
Nile nīl [Heb yeʾôr, prob loanword < Egyp iÙtrw, iÙʾr (w), Copt eioor, “watercourse”; cf. Akk. iaʾuru, “river Nile”; Gk potamós, “river”]. The river of Egypt, to be distinguished from nehar miṣrayim, “the river of Egypt,” which refers to Wâdī el-ʿArîsh (Gen. 15:18, etc.). For the physical
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nile River
NILE RIVER Life-giving river of Egypt in northeast Africa. Perhaps no other river has been so vital to the history of the nation through which it flows. With an attributed length of some 4,160 miles (6,693.4 kilometers), the Nile is the longest river in the world, although its drainage system is ranked
River of Egypt
RIVER OF EGYPT*1. Alternate name for the border of Egypt (possibly the Nile River) in Genesis 15:18.2. Alternate name for the brook of Egypt. See Brook of Egypt.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nile
Nile (nil), the great river of Egypt flowing north from its sources in Lake Victoria in Uganda and in the highlands of Ethiopia, a distance of 4,037 miles, the entire length of the Sudan and Egypt, to the Mediterranean. The two major branches, the White Nile (from Lake Victoria) and the Blue Nile (from
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nile
NILE. The Nile River is one of the great river systems, the second longest in the world (after the Amazon), and one of the few that run from S to N. From its sources at the equatorial lakes of E Africa it flows more than 4,000 miles to empty into the Mediterranean Sea. Beginning at Lake Victoria, it
River of Egypt
RIVER OF EGYPT1. The KJV term for the book or stream marking the SW border of Canaan (Num 34:5; 1 Kgs 8:65; 2 Kgs 24:7; 2 Chr 7:8; Isa 27:12) and of the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:4, 47). The Heb. naḥal Miṣrayim denotes a wadi or streambed, not a true river. In Assyrian records it is called nah̆al (māt)
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Egypt, River of
EGYPT, RIVER OF. The correct identification of ‘River of Egypt’ is still uncertain; several distinct Heb. terms must be carefully distinguished. ye’ôr miṣrayim, ‘river (= *Nile) of Egypt’, refers exclusively to the Nile proper: its seasonal rise and fall being mentioned in Am. 8:8, and its upper Egyptian
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nile
Nile (Gk. Neɩ́los; Lat. Nilos)one of the principal forces shaping Egyptian history (Heb. yĕʾōr; Egyp. i[t]rw). The political division of the land into two areas, Upper and Lower Egypt, had its origin in the Predynastic Age. The terms Upper and Lower are determined by the direction of the flow of the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nile
Nile [nīl] (Heb. ye˒ôr; cf. Egyp. aiitrw, ˒rw).† The river that flows more than some 6500 km. (4000 mi.) in an irregular course winding from the highlands of East Central Africa to the shores of northern Egypt, where it empties into the Mediterranean Sea. Comprised of two major tributaries,
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Nile (The River)
NILE (THE RIVER) In the Bible the Nile is referred to simply as ‘the river’ (Gen. 41:1, etc.), a term sometimes used as a synonym for any large river (Isa. 33:21; Authorized Version: ‘broad rivers’). It is also called Sihor (Jer. 2:18). The seven cows came up ‘the river’ in the dream of Joseph (Gen.
Egypt (River Of)
EGYPT (RIVER OF) The southern limit of the Promised Land (Gen. 15:18). Probably the eastern branch of the Nile Delta, since the Brook of Egypt is identified with Wadi el-Arish.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Nile
NILE יאורI. The name of the Egyptian river Nile is attested many times in the Bible e.g. Gen 41:1–3, 17–18; Ex 1:22; 2:3; 7:15–25; 8:3, 9, 11; Jes 19:5–9; Jer 46:8; Ez 30:12; Amos 8:8. Yĕʾōr, the Hebrew name of the Nile is a loanword; it is a derivation from the Egyptian word itrw: the river, i.e.