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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Heb. yam), signifies (1) "the gathering together of the waters," the ocean (Genesis 1:10
); (2) a river, as the Nile (Isaiah 19:5
), the Euphrates (Isaiah 21:1
; Jeremiah 51:36
); (3) the Red Sea (Exodus 14:16,27
, etc.); (4) the Mediterranean (Exodus 23:31
; Numbers 34:6,7
; Joshua 15:47
; Psalm 80:11
, etc.); (5) the "sea of Galilee," an inland fresh-water lake, and (6) the Dead Sea or "salt sea" (Genesis 14:3
; Numbers 34:3,12
, etc.). The word "sea" is used symbolically in Isaiah 60:5
, where it probably means the nations around the Mediterranean. In Daniel 7:3
, Revelation 13:1
it may mean the tumultuous changes among the nations of the earth.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Sea, the'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/s/sea-the.html. 1897.