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ATS Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
East sea
East wind
• Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ophir Tarshish & East Indies: & Maccassars (in general index)
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
East gate
East sea
East wind
East, Children of the
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
East Sea
East Wind
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Children of the East
East (eastern), Sea
East Country
East Gate
East Wind
East, Children of the
Gate, East
Star in the East
Greek - east
Greek - east
Hebrew - east side, eastward, east
Hebrew - east
Hebrew - east, eastern
Hebrew - east, east part, east side, eastward, East, eastern, southeast
Hebrew - east, east side, east wind, eastward
Hebrew - east
Hebrew - east, eastward
Hebrew - east
Hebrew - east
Hebrew - east, east end, east side, eastward, eastern
Hebrew - east, eastern, eastward
Hebrew - east

The Hebrews, in speaking of the different quarters of the heaven, always suppose the face to be turned towards the east. Hence "before," or "forwards," means the east; "behind" is the west; the right-hand is south, and the left hand, north. Besides the ordinary meanings of the word east, Joshua 4:19; Psalms 103:12, the Jews often used it to designate a large region lying northeast and southeast of Palestine, including Syria and Arabia near at hand, and Babylonia, Assyria, Armenia, etc., with the whole region from the Caspian sea to the Arabian gulf, Genesis 29:1; Numbers 23:7; Judges 6:3; 7:12; 8:10. The wise men who visited the infant Savior dwelt somewhere in this region; and being "in the east," saw his star-not east of them, but in the direction to guide them to Jerusalem, Matthew 2:1,2.

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

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


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