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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Earth, Corners of the

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The "corners" or "ends" of the earth are its "wings" (kanephōth hā -'ārec ), i.e. its borders or extremities. The word in general means a wing, because the wing of a bird is used as a covering for its young, and from this meaning it acquires that of the extremity of anything stretched out. It is Thus used in Deuteronomy 22:12 : "Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four borders (wings) of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself." It Thus also means the coasts or boundaries of the land surface of the earth; its extremities. It is translated "corners" in Isaiah 11:12; "ends" in Job 37:3 and Job 38:13 . The "four corners" of the earth (Isaiah 11:12 ) or "land" (Ezekiel 7:2 ) are therefore simply the extremities of the land in the four cardinal directions. See also ASTRONOMY , III, 3.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Earth, Corners of the'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/e/earth-corners-of-the.html. 1915.

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