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ATS Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
Earth, The
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
Earth, New
New Heavens and a New Earth
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
• Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia
Population of the Earth in the Early Times
Re-Peopling the Earth
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Corners of the Earth
Earth, Circle of the
Earth, Corners of the
Earth, Ends of the
Earth, Pillars of the
Earth, Vault, of the
Earth, the New
Ends of the Earth
Heavens, New (and Earth, New)
New Earth
Pillars of the Earth
Vault of Earth
Greek - earthly, in earth, earth, earthly things
Greek - earth, earthly
Greek - under the earth
Greek - earthen, of earth, earthenware
Greek - earth, inhabited earth
Greek - earth, earthly
Hebrew - earth, earthen, earthen vessel, earthenware, earthenware vessel, earthenware vessel the vessels
Hebrew - earth
Hebrew - earth
Hebrew - earth
Hebrew - earth
Hebrew - earth, loose earth
Hebrew - earth
Hebrew - earth, earth the ground, earth's

In both Hebrew and Greek the same word is used to denote the earth as a whole, and a particular land. Only the context can enable us to decide in which of these senses it is to be taken in a given passage.

Thus in Matthew 27:45 we might, so far as the original word is concerned, render either "there was darkness over all the land," or over all the earth. The expression "all the earth" is sometimes used hyperbolically for a large portion of it, Ezra 1:2. The word is used of the whole world, etc. In a moral sense, earthly is opposed to what is heavenly, spiritual and holy, John 3:31 1 Corinthians 15:47 Colossians 3:2 James 3:15. "The lower parts of the earth," means the unseen world of the dead, Psalms 63:9 Isaiah 44:23 Ephesians 4:9.

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 'EARTH'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1859.


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