Tract of grassland, especially moist, low-lying pasture. The KJV used meadow at two passages. At
Genesis 41:2,Genesis 41:18, the reference is clearly to stretches of reed grass or papyrus thickets common along the Nile. The term rendered meadow in the phrase “meadows of Geba” (Judges 20:33, KJV) is obscure. The NAS simply transliterates the phrase (Maareh-geba). In modern translations rich meadows illustrate God's blessing (Psalms 65:13, NAS, NIV, NRSV;
Isaiah 44:4, NIV). Meadows are also used in pictures of God's judgment (Jeremiah 25:37;
Hosea 4:16, NIV;
Hosea 9:13, NAS;
Zephaniah 2:6, NRSV).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
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