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Bible Dictionaries

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Field

(Heb. sadeh), a cultivated field, but unenclosed. It is applied to any cultivated ground or pasture (Genesis 29:2; 31:4; 34:7 ), or tillage (Genesis 37:7; 47:24 ). It is also applied to woodland (Psalm 132:6 ) or mountain top (Judges 9:32,36; 2 Samuel 1:21 ). It denotes sometimes a cultivated region as opposed to the wilderness (Genesis 33:19; 36:35 ). Unwalled villages or scattered houses are spoken of as "in the fields" (Deuteronomy 28:3,16; Leviticus 25:31; Mark 6:36,56 ). The "open field" is a place remote from a house (Genesis 4:8; Leviticus 14:7,53; 17:5 ). Cultivated land of any extent was called a field (Genesis 23:13,17; 41:8; Leviticus 27:16; Ruth 4:5; Nehemiah 12:29 ).

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

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Field'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/f/field.html. 1897.

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