|BROAD PLACE |
To be set in a broad place (Job 36:16) is to be delivered from danger, anxiety, want, or distress. The phrase is also translated as “large place” (2 Samuel 22:20;
Hosea 4:16) and “large room” (Psalms 31:8). Related is the phrase applied to Canaan, “large land” which would appear to denote Canaan—the Promised Land—as a place of deliverance (Judges 18:10; but see
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