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East Country

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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.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'East Country'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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