American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Genesis 23:16 . The commodities of different countries were usually exchanged by traders of various kinds, in caravans or "traveling companies," Isaiah 21:13 , which had their regular season and routes for passing from one great mart to another, Genesis 37:25,28 . These merchants prospered by wandering, as ours do by remaining stationary.
The apostle James reminds them to lay their plans in view of the uncertainty of life, and their need of divine guidance, James 4:13 . Some of the maritime nations, as Egypt, and still more the Phoenicians, carried on a large traffic by sea, Isaiah 23:2 Ezekiel 27:28 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Merchant'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/m/merchant.html. 1859.