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Red Sea
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as the Reed Sea, or “Sea of Reeds.” Identified as the northwest arm of the Indian Ocean, including the Gulf of Aqaba and Gulf of Suez. A body of water which the Israelites crossed when they traveled out of Egypt into Sinai.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Red Sea
Red Sea (יָם סוּף‎, yam suph). Also known as the Reed Sea, or “Sea of Reeds.” Identified as the northwest arm of the Indian Ocean, including the Gulf of Aqaba and Gulf of Suez. A body of water which the Israelites crossed when they traveled out of Egypt into Sinai.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Red Sea (Place)
RED SEA (PLACE) [Heb yam šp (יַם שׁף)]. This NW arm of the Indian Ocean, ranging in width from 100 to 175 miles, separates the African continent from the Arabian peninsula and is the reputed body of water through which the Hebrew slaves, led by Moses, escaped from Egypt (book of Exodus). At its northernmost
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Red Sea
Red Sea. Arm of the Indian Ocean, extending to the northwest and lying between the continents of Africa and Asia. It is a long, narrow body of water, some 1,450 miles long and averaging 180 miles in width. It is flanked on the east by the Arabian peninsula, while its African shore includes Egypt, the
Reeds, Sea of
Reeds, Sea of. Hebrew designation for the body of water crossed by the Israelites during the exodus from Egypt.See Exodus; The Red Sea.
Sea of Reeds
Sea of Reeds. Hebrew designation for the body of water crossed by the Israelites during the exodus from Egypt.See Exodus, The; Red Sea.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Red Sea
Red Sea [Heb. yam sûp̱; Gk. hē erthrá thálassa or thálassa erythrá, also eschátē thálassa-‘farthest sea’ (1 K. 9:26)]; NEB also SEA (Ps. 136:15), NEB mg SEA OF REEDS. The body of salt water between Northeast Africa and the Arabian peninsula whose northern end, according to the OT, the Israelites
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Red Sea
RED SEA Arm of the Indian Ocean, extending to the northwest and lying between the continents of Africa and Asia. It is a long, narrow body of water, some 1,350 miles (2,172.2 kilometers) long and averaging 180 miles (289.6 kilometers) in width. It is flanked on the east by the Arabian Peninsula, while
Reeds, Sea of
REEDS*, SEA OF Hebrew designation for the body of water crossed by the Israelites during the exodus from Egypt. See Red Sea.
Sea of Reeds
SEA OF REEDS* Hebrew designation for the body of water crossed by the Israelites during the exodus from Egypt. See Exodus, The; Red Sea.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Red Sea
Red Sea, the narrow sea between Africa and Arabia, part of the Great Rift Valley system, about 1,450 miles long and averaging about 150 miles wide. The constricted southern exit through the straits of Bab el-Mandeb opens into the Indian Ocean, and the northern end divides around the Sinai Peninsula,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Red Sea
RED SEA. Contrary to its name, this sea is as blue in color as any other part of the ocean surface. The origin of the word “red” in this name is not certain. There are several possibilities: (1) Surface reflection of the red granite mountains which surrounded parts of the sea. (2) The copper skinned
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Red Sea
RED SEA. In modern geography, the sea that divides NE Africa from Arabia and extends some 1,900 km from the straits of Bab el-Mandeb near Aden N to the S tip of the Sinai peninsula. For nearly another 300 km, the Gulfs of Suez and Aqabah continue the sea N on the W and E sides of the Sinai peninsula
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Red Sea
Red SeaThe large body of water which extends south from the Sinai Peninsula to the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb, separating northeastern Africa from the Arabian Peninsula. The term does not appear in the OT or the NT (cf. Isa. 11:15, “sea of Egypt”). In the LXX Gk. thálassa erythrá (“Red Sea”) translates
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Red Sea
Red Sea. †The large body of water extending from the straits of Bab el-Mandeb in the south to the Sinai peninsula in the north and separating northeastern Africa from the Arabian peninsula. In the north it branches into the Gulf of Suez to the west and the Gulf of Aqabah to the east. Ancient Greek
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Red Sea
RED SEA The Hebrew name for this sea is Yam Suf, meaning ‘sea of reeds’. Its identification with the Red Sea is an ancient one, and most early translators and commentators of the Bible adopted it. Most biblical references to the Red Sea are directed to its northeastern branch, known as the Gulf of Elath
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Red Sea
RED SEA (Hebrew yam sûp, “Sea of Reeds”) The inlet of water between the continent of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It is mentioned several times in the Old Testament, often in connection with the Exodus. The northern end divides into two gulfs: the Gulf of Suez, which separates the Sinai Peninsula