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נֶשֶׁ Š, ne'sheph, the breathing or breeze of the cooler part of the day; prop. the evening "twilight" (as usually rendered), hence the morning twilight or "dawning" (Job 7:4; Psalms 119:147 : "twilight," 1 Samuel 30:17; 2 Kings 7:5; 2 Kings 7:7); poet. עִפְעִפִּיַם, aphappa'yim, eye-lids (as elsewhere rendered) of the morn, i.e. day-break (Job 3:9); also פָּנָה, to turn, spoken of the change of darkness into light (Judges 19:26); and עָלָה, to ascend, of the lifting of night's shades (Joshua 6:15). In Greek ἐπιφώσκω, to grow light (Matthew 28:1; hence also of the approaching Sabbath, Luke 23:54); and διαυγάζω, to become lustrous, as through a crevice (2 Peter 1:19). (See DAY).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Dawn'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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