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Smith's Bible Dictionary

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Greek - break of day, daybreak
Greek - next day
Greek - next day, second day
Greek - day following, next day, next day after, day, following day
Greek - day after, day following, next day
Greek - holy day
Greek - a great while before day
Greek - next day
Greek - next day
Greek - day star
Greek - day, day's, daybreak, days, daytime, midday
Greek - a night and a day
Greek - the eighth day, eighth day
Greek - day, day of preparation, preparation day
Greek - day before the sabbath, day before, day before the Sabbath
Greek - day
Greek - first day
Greek - sabbath day
Greek - this day, to day, today, today's
Hebrew - day, daytime
Hebrew - day, birthday, daily the days, day of the days, day that the period, day's, day's every day, daylight, days, days ago, days on the day, days to day, days you shall daily, days', each day, every day, holiday, midday, today, when the days, yesterday
Hebrew - day, days
Hebrew - break of day
Hebrew - day, midday, noonday
Hebrew - day, days, daybreak
Hebrew - break of day
Hebrew - day, daylight
Hebrew - day, dayspring, dawning of the day, daybreak
Hebrew - next day, day after, following day
Hebrew - dawning of the day
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Day

The variable length of the natural day at different seasons led in the very earliest times to the adoption of the civil day (or one revolution of the sun) as a standard of time. The Hebrews reckoned the day from evening to evening, (Leviticus 23:32) deriving it from (Genesis 1:5) "the evening and the morning were the first day." The Jews are supposed, like the modern Arabs, to have adopted from an early period minute specifications of the parts of the natural day. Roughly, indeed, they were content to divide it into "morning, evening and noonday," (Psalms 55:17) but when they wished for greater accuracy they pointed to six unequal parts, each of which was again subdivided. These are held to have been --

  1. "the dawn."
  2. "Sunrise."
  3. "Heat of the day," about 9 o’clock.
  4. "The two noons," (Genesis 43:16; 28:29)
  5. "The cool (lit. wind ) of the day," before sunset, (Genesis 3:8) --so called by the Persians to this day.
  6. "Evening." Before the captivity the Jews divided the night into three watches, (Psalms 63:6; 90:4) viz. the first watch, lasting till midnight, (Lamentations 2:19) the "middle watch," lasting till cockcrow, (Judges 7:19) and the "morning watch," lasting till sunrise. (Exodus 14:24) In the New Testament we have allusions to four watches, a division borrowed from the Greeks and Romans. These were --
  7. From twilight till 9 o/clock, (Mark 11:11; John 20:19)
  8. Midnight, from 9 till 12 o’clock, (Mark 13:35) 3 Macc 5:23.
  9. Till daybreak. (John 18:28) The word held to mean "hour" is first found in (Daniel 3:6,15; 5:5) Perhaps the Jews, like the Greeks, learned from the Babylonians the division of the day into twelve parts. In our Lord’s time the division was common. (John 11:9)


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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Day'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/sbd/view.cgi?number=T1152>. 1901.


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