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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Flood

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FLOOD . See Deluge. And notice that the word is used generally for a stream or river, as Isaiah 44:3 ‘I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground’ (RV [Note: Revised Version.] ‘streams’). Sometimes a particular river is meant, the Euphrates, the Nile, or the Jordan. (1) The Euphrates is referred to in Joshua 24:2 (‘your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood,’ RV [Note: Revised Version.] ‘beyond the River’) Joshua 24:14-15 , 2Es 13:44 , 1Ma 7:8 . (2) The Nile in Psalms 78:44 , Amos 8:8 to Amos 9:5 , Jeremiah 46:7-8 . (3) The Jordan in Psalms 66:6 (‘they went through the flood on foot’). The word is also frequently used in AV [Note: Authorized Version.] as now, of a torrent, as Psalms 69:2 ‘I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me’ (Heb. shibboleth , the word which the Ephraimites pronounced sibboleth ).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Flood'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/f/flood.html. 1909.

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