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Holman Bible Dictionary
A designation for territories lying in the direction of the rising sun. At Genesis 25:6
the reference signifies desert lands more than direction. At 1 Kings 4:30
the wisdom of the East, either of Mesopotamia or of the desert dwelling Arabs, together with the wisdom of Egypt signifies all wisdom. The East Country of Ezekiel 47:8
lies in the direction of the Dead Sea. The East Country and West Country of Zechariah 8:7
refer to the whole world.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'East Country'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/e/east-country.html. 1991.