Mediterranean Sea
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2954. Kupros -- Cyprus, an island at the east end of the ...
... Cyprus, an island at the east end of the Mediterranean Sea. Part of Speech: Noun,
Feminine Transliteration: Kupros Phonetic Spelling: (koo'-pros) Short ...
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99. Adrias -- the Adriatic, the name of a sea
... by sailors not merely to the Adriatic Sea, to which it properly belonged, but also
to the open Mediterranean to the south-east of Italy, to the sea that lay ...
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4499. Rhodos -- Rhodes, an island in the Mediterranean
... an island in the Aegean sea, south-west of Asia Minor. Word Origin probably from
the same as Rhode Definition Rhodes, an island in the Mediterranean NASB Word ...
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3963. Patmos -- Patmos, an island in the Aegean Sea
... Definition Patmos, an island in the Aegean Sea NASB Word Usage Patmos (1). Patmos.
Of uncertain derivation; Patmus, an islet in the Mediterranean -- Patmos. ...
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5508. Chios -- Chios, an island in the Aegean Sea
... origin Definition Chios, an island in the Aegean Sea NASB Word Usage Chios (1).
Chios. Of uncertain derivation; Chios, an island in the Mediterranean -- Chios. ...
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2972. Kos -- Cos, an island in the Aegean Sea
... of uncertain origin Definition Cos, an island in the Aegean Sea NASB Word Usage
Cos (1). Cos. Of uncertain origin; Cos, an island in the Mediterranean -- Cos. ...
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4544. Samos -- Samos, an island in the Aegean
... sam'-os) Short Definition: Samos Definition: Samos, an island in the Aegean sea
off the ... Of uncertain affinity; Samus, an island of the Mediterranean -- Samos. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8289. Sharon -- a plain on the Mediterranean Sea, perhaps also a ...
... a plain on the Mediterranean Sea, perhaps also a region East of the Jordan.
Transliteration: Sharon Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-rone') Short Definition: Sharon. ...
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5761. Avvim -- a city in Benjamin, also a people on the SW coast ...
... a city in Benjamin, also a people on the SW coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Transliteration: Avvim Phonetic Spelling: (av-veem') Short Definition: Avvim. ...
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3220. yam -- sea
... a sea, the Mediterranean Sea; From an unused root meaning to roar; a sea (as
breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically ...
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He Division of the Land.
... Heathen cities were on that western coast; but seeing they lay within the ancient
bounds of the land, namely, the 'lip of the Mediterranean sea,'"they could ...
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The Kingdom Conquering the World
... Draw map of Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries. Locate the provinces of
Asia Minor, the fourteen places on the chart, and trace the route. ...
/.../palmer/a birds-eye view of the bible/ix the kingdom conquering the.htm

Herodotus and Xenophon.
... The intercourse of nations was, in those days, mainly carried on over the waters
of the Mediterranean Sea; and in times of peace, almost the only mode of ...
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A Description of the Sea-Coast, Out of Pliny and Strabo.
... of the Jews have observed this neighbourhood in that canon, whereby provision is
made, that nobody betake himself to sail in the Mediterranean sea within three ...
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The Disposition of the Tribes in Galilee.
... For these run out as far as the Mediterranean sea; but that hath the land of Asher,
and the jurisdiction of Tyre and Sidon lying between it and the sea. ...
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Egypt and Greece.
... By referring to the map, the reader will see that, as the Persian empire extended
westward to Asia Minor and to the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, the great ...
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The Talmudic Girdle of the Land under the Second Temple, Taken Out ...
... the 'land of the heathen': the Phoenicians, Syrians, or other Gentiles, possessing
all that coast thence forward unto the shore of the Mediterranean sea. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 2 the talmudic girdle.htm

The Story of Hagar and Ishmael
... Another company wandered northwest until they came to the shore of the
great sea which they called the Mediterranean Sea. There ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of hagar and.htm

Israel in Canaan.
... It was a narrow strip, inclosed between the Mediterranean Sea and the river Jordan,
which runs due south down a steep wooded cleft into the Dead Sea, the ...
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Book 9 Footnotes
... is said in our Bibles to have gone to Tarshish, Jonah 1:3, Josephus understood it
that he went to Tarsus in Cilicia, or to the Mediterranean Sea, upon which ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/book 9 footnotes.htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Mediterranean Sea


med-i-te-ra'-ne-an (he thalassa): To the Hebrews the Mediterranean was the sea, as was natural from their situation.

Hence, they speak of it simply as "the sea" (ha-yam), e.g. Genesis 49:13 Numbers 13:29; Numbers 34:5 Judges 5:17; or, again, it is "the great sea" (ha-yam ha-gadhol, e.g. Numbers 34:6, 7 Joshua 9:1; Joshua 15:12, 47 Ezekiel 47:10, 15, 19, 20; Ezekiel 48:28); or, because it lay to the West of Palestine, as "the great sea toward the going down or the sun" (Joshua 1:4; Joshua 23:4), and, since the west was regarded as the "back," in contrast to the east as the "front," as "hinder (or "western" the Revised Version (British and American), "uttermost" or "utmost" the King James Version) sea" (ha-yam ha-'acharon), Deuteronomy 11:24; Deuteronomy 34:2 Zechariah 14:8 Joel 2:20, in the last two passages contrasted with "the former (King James Version, "eastern" the Revised Version (British and American)) sea" ha-yam ha-qadhmoni), i.e. the Dead Sea. See FORMER. That portion of the Mediterranean directly West of Palestine is once (Exodus 23:31) referred to as "the sea of the Philis" yam pelishtim). the King James Version has "sea of Joppa" (Ezra 3:7) where the Revised Version (British and American) correctly renders "to the sea, unto Joppa" (compare 2 Chronicles 2:16). Similarly, the King James Version "the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia" (Acts 27:5) is better rendered "the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia" (Revised Version).

In the New Testament, references to the Mediterranean are common, especially in the accounts of Paul's voyages, for which see PAUL. Jesus once (Mark 7:24) came to or near the sea.

The Mediterranean basin was the scene of most ancient civilizations which have greatly influenced that of the western world, except those whose home was in the valleys of the Tigris and the Euphrates; and even these continually thrust themselves into it, so far as they could. As its name implies, it is an inland area, united to the Atlantic only by the narrow Straits of Gibraltar. In comparatively recent geological time it was also joined to the Red Sea, the alluvial deposits of the Nile, which have extended the line of the Delta, having with the aid of drifting desert sands subsequently closed the passage and joined the continents of Asia and Africa. The total length of the Mediterranean is about 2,300 miles, its greatest breadth about 1,080 miles, and its area about 1,000,000 square miles. It falls naturally into the western and eastern (Levant) halves, dividing at the line running from Tunis to Sicily, where it is comparatively shallow; the western end is generally the deeper, reaching depths of nearly 6,000 ft. On the North it is intersected by the Italian and Balkan peninsulas, forming the Gulf of Lyons, the Adriatic and the Aegean. In ancient times these and other divisions of the Mediterranean bore specific names given by the Greeks and Romans, but from the nature of the case their limits were ill defined. The temperature of the Mediterranean is in summer warmer, in winter about the same as that of the Atlantic. Its water has a slightly greater specific gravity, probably because of a larger proportionate evaporation.

William Arthur Heidel



Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean Sea: Mentioned in Scripture As "The Great Sea"

Mediterranean Sea: Sea of Joppa

Mediterranean Sea: Sea of the Philistines

Mediterranean Sea: The Hinder Sea

Mediterranean Sea: The Utmost Sea

Mediterranean Sea: The Uttermost Sea

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