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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Land

((1) ארץ , 'erec ; (2) אדמה , 'ădhāmāh ; (3) שדה , sādheh , "a piece of land"; (4) γῆ , gḗ , "earth"; (5) ἀγρός , agrós , "field"; (6) χώρα , chṓra , "region"; (7) χωρίον , chōrı́on , diminutive of chōra ; (8) ξηρός , xērós , "dry land"; (9) אזרח , 'ezrāḥ , "native" the King James Version "born in the land," "born among you," the Revised Version (British and American) "home-born" ( Leviticus 19:34; Leviticus 14:16; Numbers 15:30 ); "like a green tree in its native soil" (Psalm 37:35 )): 'Erec occurs hundreds of times and is used in much the same way as 'ădhāmāh , which also occurs often: e.g. "land of Egypt," 'erec micrayim (Genesis 13:10 ), and 'adhmath micrayim (Genesis 47:20 ). The other words occur less often, and are used in the senses indicated above. See COUNTRY; EARTH .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Land'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/l/land.html. 1915.

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