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(1) The ocean in general (Genesis 1:2; Genesis 1:10; Deuteronomy 30:13).

(2) The Mediterranean, with the article; "the hinder," "western," or "utmost sea" (Deuteronomy 11:24); "the sea of the Philistines," "the great sea" (Exodus 23:31; Numbers 34:6-7).

(3) The Red Sea (Exodus 15:4).

(4) Inland lakes, as the Salt or Dead Sea.

(5) The Nile flood, and the Euphrates (Isaiah 19:5; Jeremiah 51:36). In Deuteronomy 28:68, "Jehovah shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships," explain, thou didst cross the sea, the waves parting before thee, in leaving Egypt; thou shalt return confined in slave ships.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Sea'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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