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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sea (יָם‎, yam). A large body of water. Also used in Scripture to describe the primordial state of the world and as a metaphor for evil.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
SEA [Heb yām (יָם); Gk thalassa (θαλασσα)]. The Hebrew noun yām occurs 390 times in the OT and refers to bodies of water of various sizes, whether lakes or oceans. While Greek aquatic vocabulary is far more diversified, the standard Greek noun for sea, thalassa, is usually used in both the LXX and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sea [Heb. yām, also mayim—‘waters’ (Ps. 18:15 [MT 16]; Ezk. 27:26), gal (“wave of the sea,” Ps. 107:25, 29); Aram yām (Dnl. 7:2f); Gk. thálassa, also parathalassíos (“by the sea,” Mt. 4:13), pélagos (“open sea,” Acts 27:5), bythós (“depth of the sea,” 2 Cor. 11:25), vb. anágō (“put to sea,” Acts
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SEA A great body of salty water covering much of the earth.The seas are mentioned in the very beginning of the Bible. In Genesis 1:1–2 we read that in the beginning all was shapeless, empty, and dark, “and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.” Then God spoke and out of the chaos
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
sea, a term (Heb. yam) denoting any large body of water, salt or fresh. In the Bible, “the sea” often designates the Mediterranean Sea. The “bronze sea,” sometimes also called simply “the sea,” was a great basin in the forecourt of the temple (2 Kings 25:13; Jer. 27:19).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SEA. This word is applied to many different bodies of water in the OT, even including lakes and large rivers. The sea in the Bible is usually the Mediterranean (Num 13:29). It is also called “the great sea” (Ezk 47:10), the “sea of the Philistines” (Ex 23:31), and “the hinder sea,” that is, the western
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
SEA (Heb. yām; Gk. thalassa and pelagos: this latter term, meaning ‘open sea’, occurs only once, Acts 27:5). The predominating sea in the OT is, of course, the Mediterranean. Indeed, the word yām also means ‘west’, ‘westward’, i.e.‘seaward’, from the geographical position of the Mediterranean with
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
SEA יםI. As a geographical entity, the sea delimits both cultural and political areas. On the one hand, it provides connections: since the third millennium there has been shipping along the coast of the Persian Gulf (in the direction of Bahrein and India) and the Mediterranean region. The sea is a threatening
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sea. The sea, yâm, is used in Scripture to denote—1. “The gathering of the waters,” “the Ocean.” Gen. 1:2, 10; Deut. 30:13, etc. 2. Some portion of this, as the Mediterranean Sea, called the “hinder,” the “western” and the “utmost” sea, Deut. 11:24; 34:2; Joel 2:20; “sea of the Philistines,” Ex. 23:31;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SEA (Heb. yām, “roaring”; Gk. thalassa, probably “salty”). Yām is used in Scripture in the following senses:1. The “gathering of the waters,” i.e., the ocean (Deut. 30:13; 1 Kings 10:22; Ps. 24:2; Job 26:12; 38:8).2. With the article, of some part of the great encompassing water, namely: (a) Of the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Sea, the
Sea, The(Heb. yam), signifies (1) “the gathering together of the waters,” the ocean (Gen. 1:10); (2) a river, as the Nile (Isa. 19:5), the Euphrates (Isa. 21:1; Jer. 51:36); (3) the Red Sea (Ex. 14:16, 27; 15:4, etc.); (4) the Mediterranean (Ex. 23:31; Num. 34:6, 7; Josh. 15:47; Ps. 80:11, etc.); (5)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Seasea (Heb., yam, a common Semitic root), a term denoting any large body of water, salt or fresh; ‘the sea’ can designate the Mediterranean Sea and also the direction west (directions being reckoned from the standpoint of a person facing east). The bronze sea, sometimes simply ‘the sea,’ was a great