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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Parched Ground

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(Isaiah 35:7 ), Heb. sharab, a "mirage", a phenomenon caused by the refraction of the rays of the sun on the glowing sands of the desert, causing them suddenly to assume the appearance of a beautiful lake. It is called by the modern Arabs by the same Hebrew name Serab .


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Parched Ground'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/p/parched-ground.html. 1897.

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