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Island Isle

The Hebrew word which is more commonly translated isle, means strictly dry land, habitable country, in opposition to water, or to seas and rivers, Isaiah 42:15. Compare Isaiah 50:2. Hence, as opposed to water in general, it means land adjacent to water, either washed or surrounded by it, that is, maritime country, coast, island. Thus it means coast, when used of Ashdod, Isaiah 20:6; of Tyre, Isaiah 23:2,6; of Peloponnesus, or Greece, Ezekiel 27:7; "the isles of Elishah." It means island when used of Caphtor, for example, or Crete, Jeremiah 47:4 2:10 Psalm 97:1 Esther 10:1, where the phrase isles of the sea is in antithesis with the land or continent. The plural of this word, usually translated islands, was employed by the Hebrews to denote distant regions beyond the sea, whether coasts or islands; and especially the islands and maritime countries of the west, which had become indistinctly known to the Hebrews, through the voyages of the Phoenicians, Isaiah 24:15 40:15 42:4,10,12 Psalm 72:10. In Ezekiel 27:15, the East Indian Archipelago would seem to be intended.

Greek
3520. nesos -- an island
... island, isle. Probably from the base of naus; an island -- island, isle. see
GREEK naus. (neson) -- 2 Occurrences. (nesos) -- 3 Occurrences. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
339. i -- coast, region
... country, isle, island. From 'avah; properly, a habitable spot (as desirable); dry
land, a coast, an island -- country, isle, island. see HEBREW 'avah. ...
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How the Isle of Wight Received Christian Inhabitants, and Two ...
... BOOK IV CHAP. XVI. How the Isle of Wight received Christian inhabitants, and two
royal youths of that island were killed immediately after Baptism. [686 AD]. ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xvi how the isle.htm

How the Same King Oswald, Asking a Bishop of the Scottish Nation ...
... had Aidan sent him, and granted him an episcopal see in the Isle of Lindisfarne ... the
bishop, the king appointed him his episcopal see in the island of Lindisfarne ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap iii how the same.htm

How Augustine, Coming into Britain, First Preached in the Isle of ...
... On the east of Kent is the large Isle of Thanet, containing, according to ... On this
island landed^ the servant of the Lord, Augustine, and his companions, being ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xxv how augustine coming.htm

The White Island
... R. Herrick. In this world, (the Isle of Dreams),. While we sit by sorrow's streams,. ...
Uniting: In that whiter Island, where. Things are evermore sincere; ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/xc the white island.htm

How St Francis Passed the Time of Lent in an Island, on the Lake ...
... St Francis being left alone, and there being no dwelling in the island in which
he ... little a town rose up, with a convent called the Convent of the Isle; and to ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter vii how st francis.htm

Arria and Her Brother were Far from the Shores of Hellas and Near ...
... "Give the dog a chance. Yonder is an island. ... Now, when they were come as near
the isle as they dare bring their ship, Appius gave a command. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bacheller/vergilius/chapter 21 arria and her.htm

How Ethelwald, Successor to Cuthbert, Leading a Hermit's Life ...
... Ethewald succeeded the man of God, Cuthbert, in the exercise of a solitary life,
which he spent in the isle of Fame ... "I came," says he, "to the island of Fame ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap i how ethelwald successor.htm

Ulysses and the Sirens
... In one of the seas where Ulysses sailed was an island known as the Isle of the Sirens.
The sirens would attract sailors to their shores by beautiful music. ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/ulysses and the sirens.htm

How the Angles, Being Invited into Britain, at First Drove Off the ...
... settle assigned to them by the same king, in the eastern part of the island, on
the ... From the Jutes are descended the people, of Kent, and of the Isle of Wight ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xv how the angles.htm

How Bishop Colman, Having Left Britain, Built Two Monasteries in ...
... he went first to the isle of Hii, whence he had been sent to preach the Word of
God to the English nation. Afterwards he retired to a small island, which is to ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap iv how bishop colman.htm



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