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Sea. The Hebrew word yam, or "sea," is used in Scripture: 1. For the "gathering of waters," or the ocean. Genesis 1:2; Genesis 1:10; Deuteronomy 30:13. 2. As referring to the Mediterranean Sea, under the title of the "hinder," the "western," the "utmost," sea, or the "sea of the Philistines," the "great sea," or simply "the sea." Deuteronomy 11:24; Deuteronomy 34:2; Joel 2:20; Exodus 23:31; Numbers 34:6-7; Joshua 15:47; Genesis 49:13; Psalms 80:11; Psalms 107:23; 1 Kings 4:20. 3. As referring to the Red Sea. Exodus 15:4. 4. As referring to inland lakes, like the Salt or Dead Sea. 5. To any great collection of waters, as the Nile or the Euphrates in time of a flood or high water. Isaiah 19:5; Amos 8:8, A. V., "flood;" Nahum 3:8; Ezekiel 32:2; Jeremiah 51:36.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Sea'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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