Day's Journey
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Day's Journey


jur'-ni (derekh yom, Genesis 30:36 Numbers 10:33; Numbers 11:31; hemeras hodos, Luke 2:44): The common way of estimating distances in the East is by hours and days. This is natural in a country where roads are mere bridle paths or non-existent, as in the desert. The distance traveled must of course differ largely according to the difficulties of the way, and it is more important to know where night will overtake the traveler than the actual distance accomplished. A day's journey is now commonly reckoned at about 3 miles per hour, the distance usually covered by a loaded mule, the number of hours being about 8. Hence, a day's journey is about 24 miles, and this may be taken as a fair estimate for Bible times.

H. Porter

3069. Ludda -- Lydda, a city in Palestine
... dah) Short Definition: Lydda, Diospolis, Lod Definition: Lydda, Diospolis, Lod
(modern Ludd), a city on the way to Joppa within a day's journey of Jerusalem. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4550. massa -- a pulling up, breaking (camp), setting out, a ...
... a departure (from striking the tents), ie March (not necessarily a single day's
travel); by implication, a station (or point of departure) -- journey(-ing). ...
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For Divine Protection on a Day's Journey.
... ORIGINAL HYMNS HYMN CXCII. For Divine Protection on a Day's Journey. ... For
Divine Protection on a Day's Journey. I take the journey of a day,. ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn cxcii for divine protection.htm

Threefold Repentance
... days' journey.4. And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he
cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall he overthrown.5. So the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/threefold repentance.htm

Mount Olivet. The Mount of Olives, 2 Samuel 15:30
... distant five furlongs." But Luke saith, Acts 1:12, "Then they returned from the
mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath-day's journey." But now ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 40 mount olivet the.htm

... growth; for, for the first three years, they were trees, as it were, not circumcised)
"was brought to Jerusalem, in the space of a day's journey on every side. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 16 lydda.htm

Acts i. 12
... Homily III. Acts I. 12. Acts I.12 "Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount
called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.". ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily iii acts i 12.htm

Jesus Living at Nazareth and visiting Jerusalem in his Twelfth ...
... But in the evening, when the camp was formed, and the tents were pitched, the members
of each family came together] , they went a day's journey [They probably ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xvi jesus living at nazareth.htm

... he was about to ascend into heaven, he is said to lead out his disciples, "as far
as Bethany," Luke 24:50; but not farther than a sabbath-day's journey, Acts 1 ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 37 bethphage.htm

Back to Memphis
... At a caterer's he purchased supplies for a day's journey and looked about
him for a carrier. Catching the boy's eye, he beckoned ...
// yoke/chapter xxxiii back to memphis.htm

The Third Continental Journey.
... From Sestri to Genoa, a day's journey, is by the sea, and under the mountains, some
of them of a tremendous height, and beautifully covered with olives, vines ...
/.../chapter xiii the third continental.htm

Shod for the Road
... If a man is equipped with such coverings on his feet, depend upon it that there
will be use for them before he gets to the end of his day's journey. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/shod for the road.htm

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