Caravan
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A company of travelers, pilgrims, or merchants, organized and equipped for a long journey, or marching or traveling together, esp. through deserts and countries infested by robbers or hostile tribes, as in Asia or Africa.

2. (n.) A large, covered wagon, or a train of such wagons, for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition; an itinerant show, as of wild beasts.

3. (n.) A covered vehicle for carrying passengers or for moving furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted into van.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CARAVAN

kar'-a-van, kar-a-van' ('orach): This word is not found in the King James Version, but the Revised Version (British and American) employs it three times, namely, in Job 6:18, 19 ('orchoth), where the King James Version renders "paths" (Job 6:18) and "troops" (Job 6:19); in Isaiah 21:13 ('orechoth), where the King James Version and English Versions of the Bible give "travelling companies," and in Ezekiel 27:25 (sharoth), where the King James Version gives a totally different translation. The Hebrew text in Ezekiel is dubious, but in Isaiah and Job "caravan" is undoubtedly a correct rendering of the Hebrew (compare also Genesis 37:25). The inhabitants of Palestine were familiar with the caravans-the goods trains of the Semitic world-which traveled between BabyIon and Syria on the one hand to Arabia and on the other to Egypt. The main routes between these countries passed through Canaan. Isaiah refers to "caravans of Jedanites"-a trading Arabic tribe who conveyed their wares to Babylon. Job compares his would-be friends to a deceitful brook, full in the rainy season, but dry in summer, which entices caravans to turn aside from the main route in the hope of a plentiful supply of water, but which fails the thirsty travelers when they need it most.

T. Lewis

Greek
4923. sunodia -- a journey in company, by ext. a company (of ...
... of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: sunodia Phonetic Spelling: (soon-od-ee'-
ah) Short Definition: a company traveling together, a caravan Definition: a ...
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Strong's Hebrew
736. orechah -- a traveling company, caravan
... 735, 736. orechah. 737 . a traveling company, caravan. Transliteration: orechah
Phonetic Spelling: (o-rekh-aw') Short Definition: caravan. ...
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871. Atharim -- a caravan route in the Negev
... 870, 871. Atharim. 872 . a caravan route in the Negev. Transliteration: Atharim
Phonetic Spelling: (ath-aw-reem') Short Definition: Atharim. ...
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4723. miqveh -- a hope
... from qavah; something waited for, ie Confidence (objective or subjective); also
a collection, ie (of water) a pond, or (of men and horses) a caravan or drove ...
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1979. halikah -- a going, way, traveling company
... company, going, walk, way. Feminine of haliyk; a walking; by implication, a procession
or march, a caravan -- company, going, walk, way. see HEBREW haliyk. ...
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734. orach -- a way, path
... manner, highway. From 'arach; a well-trodden road (literally or figuratively); also
a caravan -- manner, path, race, rank, traveller, troop, (by-, high-)way. ...
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Library

Hebrew Captives; Or, Mordecai and Esther.
... The first return caravan was organized and directed by Zerubbabel, the grandson
of king Jehoiachim, and by Jeshua, a grandson of the last high-priest Jozadak. ...
/.../headley/half hours in bible lands volume 2/hebrew captives or mordecai and.htm

The Entry into Jerusalem.
... But then the Passover caravan must have reached Jericho on Sabbath, or on Friday,
remaining there on Sabbath, which is not probable, from the general tenor of ...
/.../section 243 the entry into.htm

Human Soot
... a ragged school. We do not read that the good Samaritan was a merchant,
on his march, at the head of his own caravan. We do not ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon xxxiii human soot.htm

Heroic Faith
... Their caravan was made unwieldy and feeble by the presence of a large proportion
of women and children. They had much valuable property with them. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/heroic faith.htm

Christ Ledges with Zaccheus. (Luke, xix. , 2, Seq. )
... of the multitude. But Jesus went with them no further; perhaps the caravan
wished to reach Jerusalem on the same day. [638] In the ...
/.../section 237 christ ledges with.htm

Divisions among the People. --Christ's Return into Galilee.
... that Jesus went up to the feast "not openly, but, as it were, in secret" (vii.,
10), be explained by supposing that he did not take the usual caravan road, nor ...
/.../section 201 divisions among the.htm

In Jericho and at Bethany - Jericho - a Guest with Zacchæus - the ...
... these advantages of climate, soil, and productions we add, that it was, so to speak,
the key of Judæa towards the east, that it lay on the caravan-road from ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxiv in jericho and.htm

Palestine under Pagan Kings.
... home. Scarcely was the interesting boy weeping in his prison before a caravan
of Ishmaelites, and then of Midianites, came in sight. ...
/.../headley/half hours in bible lands volume 2/palestine under pagan kings.htm

Man's Passions and God's Purpose
... 3. The ill-omened meal is interrupted by the sudden appearance, so picturesquely
described, of the caravan of Ishmaelites with their loaded camels. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/mans passions and gods purpose.htm

The Nations of the North-East
... He had secured the caravan-road which led across the desert, past the future Palmyra,
to the Euphrates, and eastward of that river the Aramaean states sent him ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iv the nations of.htm

Thesaurus
Caravan (8 Occurrences)
...CARAVAN. ... The Hebrew text in Ezekiel is dubious, but in Isaiah and Job "caravan" is
undoubtedly a correct rendering of the Hebrew (compare also Genesis 37:25). ...
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Lod (4 Occurrences)
... The town stood on the great caravan road between Babylon and Egypt, near its
intersection with that from Joppa to Jerusalem and the East. ...
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Lydda (3 Occurrences)
... The town stood on the great caravan road between Babylon and Egypt, near its
intersection with that from Joppa to Jerusalem and the East. ...
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Fetched (26 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 10:28 And the exportation of horses that Solomon had was from Egypt: a caravan
of the king's merchants fetched a drove of horses, at a price. (DBY). ...
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Exportation (2 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 10:28 And the exportation of horses that Solomon had was from Egypt: a caravan
of the king's merchants fetched a drove of horses, at a price. (DBY). ...
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Dayspring (2 Occurrences)
... With Godet we believe that the picture is borrowed from the caravan which has missed
its way in the desert. ... The whole caravan leaps to its feet. ...
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Arabia (9 Occurrences)
... The northern has been traversed in many directions; it has numerous caravan routes,
and some important towns are situated in the heart of it. ...
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Jacob (361 Occurrences)
... During these 7 years were born most of the sons and daughters (Genesis 37:35) that
formed the actual family, the nucleus of that large caravan that Jacob took ...
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Jordan (188 Occurrences)
... The valley of the Yarmuk now furnishes a natural grade for the Acre and Damascus
Railroad, as it did for the caravan routes of early times. ...
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Jog'behah (2 Occurrences)
... Judges 8:11 And Gideon went up by the caravan route east of Nobah and Jog'behah,
and attacked the army; for the army was off its guard. (DBY RSV). ...
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Concordance
Caravan (8 Occurrences)

Luke 2:44
but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.
(See NAS)

Genesis 37:25
They sat down to eat bread, and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 8:11
And Gideon went up by the caravan route east of Nobah and Jog'behah, and attacked the army; for the army was off its guard.
(DBY RSV)

1 Kings 10:2
She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices, and very much gold, and precious stones; and when she was come to Solomon, she talked with him of all that was in her heart.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 10:28
And the exportation of horses that Solomon had was from Egypt: a caravan of the king's merchants fetched a drove of horses, at a price.
(DBY)

2 Chronicles 1:16
And the exportation of horses that Solomon had was from Egypt: a caravan of the king's merchants fetched a drove of horses, at a price.
(DBY)

2 Chronicles 9:1
When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great train, and camels that bore spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she talked with him of all that was in her heart.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 60:6
The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praises of Jehovah.
(See JPS)

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Caravan

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