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ATS Bible Dictionary

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• Nave's Topical Bible
» Night
» Night hawk
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
» Night
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
» Night-hawk
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
» Night
» Night Hawk
» Watches of the Night
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
» Night
» Watches of night
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
» Day and Night
» Night
» Night Hawk
» Night-Monster
» Night-Watch
Greek - spend the night, spent the night
Greek - continued all night, spent the whole night, whole night
Greek - time of the night
Greek - midnight, night, night night, nights
Greek - a night and a day
Greek - last night
Hebrew - yesternight, last night, night
Hebrew - night
Hebrew - hang all night, lies all night, night, remain overnight, remain with you all night, spend the night, spent the night
Hebrew - night
Hebrew - night watch
Hebrew - night
Hebrew - midnight, night, nights, overnight, tonight
Hebrew - passed the night
Hebrew - spent the night
Hebrew - night monster
Hebrew - night

The ancient Hebrews began their artificial day at evening, and ended it the next evening, so that the night proceeded the day. This usage may probably be traced to the terms employed in describing the creation, Genesis 1:5,8,13, etc., "The evening and the morning were the first day." The Hebrews allowed twelve to the day; but these hours were not equal, except at the equinox. At other times, when the hours of the night were long, those of the day were short, as in winter; and when the hours of night were short, as at midsummer, the hours of the day were long in proportion. See HOURS.

The nights are sometimes extremely cold in Syria, when the days are very hot; and travelers in the deserts and among the mountains near Palestine refer to their own sufferings from these opposite extremes, in illustration of Jacob’s words in Genesis 31:40, "In the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes."

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'NIGHT'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1859.


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