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ka-nalz' (ye'orim): The word "canals" occurs in several places in the Revised Version, margin (Exodus 7:19; Exodus 8:5 Isaiah 19:6 Nahum 3:8). ye'or is an Egyptian word, the designation of the Nile (Brugsch, Geogr, I, 8, 78). The proper name of the Nile as a god was Hapi. There were several common designations of the Nile, but the usual one was ye'or, Hebrew plural ye'orim. The primary meaning of ye'or in Egyptian is not certain, but its significance in use for the Nile is plain enough. All the waters in Egypt were of the Nile and this word ye'or was used to denote all of them, the Nile and all its ramifications through the whole irrigating system. Thus ye'orim, Niles, came to be used. As only the main channels of the Nile had much current, the ye'orim came naturally to convey the idea of sluggishness. In the account of the plagues (Exodus 7:19), names are used descriptively to designate the different waters of Egypt: neharoth, "flowing streams," for the main channels of the river, and ye'orim for other streams, which by contrast must mean, as it should according to its use by the Egyptians, "the sluggish streams," i.e. "canals," as it is rendered by the Revisers. This meaning of the word being thus clearly established, it is appropriately used in the Revised Version, margin in the other instances of its occurrence in like circumstances.

M. G. Kyle

Strong's Hebrew
2975. yeor -- stream (of the Nile), stream, canal
... Word Origin of foreign origin Definition stream (of the Nile), stream, canal NASB
Word Usage canals (1), channels (1), Nile (44), Nile canals (1), river (5 ...
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5104. nahar -- a stream, river
... Word Origin from nahar Definition a stream, river NASB Word Usage canals (1), current
(1), Euphrates (5), Euphrates river (1), floods (3), river (69), rivers ...
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The Conquest of Babylon.
... Babylon."The River Euphrates."Canals."Curious boats."Their mode of construction."
Primitive navigation."Return of the boatmen."Extent of Babylon ...
/...// the great/chapter viii the conquest of.htm

Back to Memphis
... From Syene to Pelusium the country was ramified with canals, and vast sums
and great labor were expended yearly upon their keeping. ...
// yoke/chapter xxxiii back to memphis.htm

Wesley visits Holland
... Many of the houses are as high as those in the main street at Edinburgh; and the
canals, running through the chief streets, make them convenient, as well as ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/wesley visits holland.htm

The Angel of Death
... The shepherd dogs barked afar off, or now and then a wakened bird cheeped drowsily,
or the waters in the canals rippled over a pebbly space. ...
// yoke/chapter xli the angel of.htm

Canaan on Earth
... Nile overflowed its banks, and covered the land; a stock of water was then accumulated
in artificial reservoirs, and afterwards let out in canals, and allowed ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 2 1856/canaan on earth.htm

The Description of Jerusalem.
... There were, moreover, several groves of trees, and long walks through them, with
deep canals, and cisterns, that in several parts were filled with brazen ...
/.../chapter 4 the description of.htm

Babylonia and Assyria
... The reclamation of the marsh was the first work of the new-comers. The rivers
were banked out and the inundation regulated by means of canals. ...
/.../early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter vi babylonia and assyria.htm

History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4
... Kutur-Nakhunta conquers Larsam-Bimsin (Eri-Aku); Khammurabi founds the first Babylonian
empire; Ids victories, his buildings, his canals -- The Elamites in ...
/.../history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 4/title page.htm

Virtues of the Mantle. It Pleads in Its Own Defence.
... ground, or the senate-house; I keep no obsequious vigil, preoccupy no platforms,
hover about no prætorian residences; I am not odorant of the canals, am not ...
/.../tertullian/on the pallium/chapter v virtues of the mantle.htm

Geological Contemporaneity and Persistent Types of Life.
... "Rivers," said the great engineer, "were made to feed canals;" and geology, some
seem to think, was solely created to advance comparative anatomy. ...
/.../x geological contemporaneity and persistent.htm

Canals (5 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia CANALS. ka-nalz' (ye ... circumstances. MG Kyle.
Multi-Version Concordance Canals (5 Occurrences). Exodus 7 ...
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Euphrates (36 Occurrences)
... It here has, however, its greatest width (400 yds.) and depth. Lower down the
water is drawn off by irrigating canals and into lagoons. ...
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Canal (6 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals
of the ear. Multi-Version Concordance Canal (6 Occurrences). ...
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Nile (37 Occurrences)
... in the Old Testament to designate the Nile is in the Hebrew ye'or, Egyptian aur,
earlier, atur, usually translated "river," also occasionally "canals" (Psalm 78 ...
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Garden (68 Occurrences)
... indicates (Lamentations 2:6 the American Revised Version, margin), in which there
were paths winding in and out among shade and fruit trees, canals of running ...
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Tunnel (2 Occurrences)
... 3. (n. .) An artificial passage or archway for conducting canals or railroads under
elevated ground, for the formation of roads under rivers or canals, and the ...
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Babylonia (17 Occurrences)
... It was covered with a network of canals, skillfully planned and regulated, which
brought prosperity to the land, because of the wonderful fertility of the soil ...
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Chebar (8 Occurrences)
... The two names are radically distinct: chabhor could not be derived from kebhar.
One of the great Babylonian canals is doubtless intended. ...
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Stream (96 Occurrences)
... river" (Exodus 7:19; Exodus 8:5);, the Revised Version (British and American) "stream,"
the King James Version "brook"; "The streams (margin "canals") of Egypt ...
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Brook (75 Occurrences)
... contrast with ye'or to distinguish between the "flowing streams," neharoth, and
the sluggish irrigation branches of the Nile, ye'orim, "canals" (compare CANALS...
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Bible Concordance
Canals (5 Occurrences)

Exodus 7:19 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron,'Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.'"

Exodus 8:5 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thy hand with thy rod over the rivers, over the streams, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.

Isaiah 19:6 And the rivers will have an evil smell; the stream of Egypt will become small and dry: all the water-plants will come to nothing.

Isaiah 33:21 But there the Lord will be with us in his glory, ... wide rivers and streams; where no boat will go with blades, and no fair ship will be sailing.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 30:12 I will make the rivers dry, and will sell the land into the hand of evil men; and I will make the land desolate, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I, Yahweh, have spoken it.
(See NAS)



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