What does Mile mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
μίλιον a mile 1

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   1 a Mile, among the Romans the distance of a thousand paces or eight stadia, about 1. 5 km [somewhat less than our Mile].

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Webster's Dictionary - Car Mile
A mile traveled by a single car, taken as a unit of computation, as in computing the average travel of each car of a system during a given period.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Mile
(From Lat. mille, "a thousand;" Matthew 5:41 ), a Roman measure of 1,000 paces of 5 feet each. Thus the Roman mile has 1618 yards, being 142 yards shorter than the English mile.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Mile
A Roman measure, 1,618 yards, only in Matthew 5:41. Roman milestones are still seen here and there in Palestine. Our mile is 1,760 yards.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Mile
Mile, the Roman, equal to 1618 English yards—4854 feet, or about nine-tenths of an English mile. It is only once noticed in the Bible. Matthew 5:41.
King James Dictionary - Mile
MILE, n. L. mille passus, a thousand paces passus being dropped in common usage. A measure of length or distance, containing eight furlongs, 320 rods, poles or perches, 1760 yards, 5280 feet, or 80 chains. The Roman mile was a thousand paces, equal to 1600 yards English measure.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Mile
MILE. See Weights and Measures.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Mile
MILE.—See Weights and Measures.
Webster's Dictionary - Passenger Mile
A unit of measurement of the passenger transportation performed by a railroad during a given period, usually a year, the total of which consists of the sum of the miles traversed by all the passengers on the road in the period in question.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Mile
Matthew 5:41 (a) The term is used to describe those actions wherein we do more than is expected of us. We give more than is requested of us. We show an interest beyond that which is required.
Webster's Dictionary - Sea Mile
A geographical mile. See Mile.
Webster's Dictionary - Ton Mile
A unit of measurement of the freight transportation performed by a railroad during a given period, usually a year, the total of which consists of the sum of the products obtained by multiplying the aggregate weight of each shipment in tons during the given period by the number of miles for which it is carried.
Webster's Dictionary - Traffic Mile
Any unit of the total obtained by adding the passenger miles and ton miles in a railroad's transportation for a given period; - a term and practice of restricted or erroneous usage.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Mile
The Hebrews did not measure by the mile, but by the cubit. Our translators of the Bible have, however, very properly, rendered the measurement by the English standard; so that a mile, in our language, corresponds to two thousand cubits, and a furlong is the eighth part of a mile.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Mile
Webster's Dictionary - Three-Mile
(a.) Of or pertaining to three miles; as, the three-mile limit, or the limit of the marine belt (the three-mile belt / zone) of three miles included in territorial waters (which see) of a state.
Webster's Dictionary - Mile
(n.) A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Mile
a measure of length, containing a thousand paces. Eight stadia or furlongs make a mile. The Romans commonly measured by miles, and the Greeks by furlongs. The furlong was a hundred and twenty-five paces; the pace was five feet. The ancient Hebrews had neither miles, furlongs, nor feet, but only the cubit, the reed, and the line. The rabbins make a mile to consist of two thousand cubits, and four miles make a parasang.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Mile
The word mile, in Matthew 5:41 , is spoken of the Roman milliare, or mile, which contained eight stadia, 1,000 paces, that is, about 1,614 yards, while the English mile contains 1,760 yards.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Mile,
a Roman measure of length, equal to 1618 English yards --4854 feet, or about nine-tenths of an English mile. It is only once noticed in the Bible, (Matthew 5:41 ) the usual method of reckoning both in the New Testament and in Josephus being by the stadium. The mile of the Jews is said to have been of two kinds, long or short, dependent on the length of the pace, which varied in different parts, the long pace being double the length of the short one.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Mile
1: μίλιον (Strong's #3400 — Noun Neuter — milion — mil'-ee-on ) "a Roman mile," a word of Latin origin (1680 yards), is used in Matthew 5:41 .

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Sea Mile - A geographical Mile. See Mile
Mile - The word Mile, in Matthew 5:41 , is spoken of the Roman milliare, or Mile, which contained eight stadia, 1,000 paces, that is, about 1,614 yards, while the English Mile contains 1,760 yards
Mile - The Hebrews did not measure by the Mile, but by the cubit. Our translators of the Bible have, however, very properly, rendered the measurement by the English standard; so that a Mile, in our language, corresponds to two thousand cubits, and a furlong is the eighth part of a Mile
Milliary - ) Of or pertaining to a Mile, or to distance by Miles; denoting a Mile or Miles. ) A Milestone
Mile - Mile, the Roman, equal to 1618 English yards—4854 feet, or about nine-tenths of an English Mile
Mile - Thus the Roman Mile has 1618 yards, being 142 yards shorter than the English Mile
Three-Mile - ) Of or pertaining to three Miles; as, the three-mile limit, or the limit of the marine belt (the three-mile belt / zone) of three Miles included in territorial waters (which see) of a state
Mile - Mile
Mile - MILE
Mile - Mile, n. The Roman Mile was a thousand paces, equal to 1600 yards English measure
Nob - The site of Nob was perhaps on Mount Scopas about one Mile northeast of ancient Jerusalem, on the hill Qu'meh one Mile further north, or Ras el-Mesharif about one Mile north of Jerusalem
Furlong - ) A measure of length; the eighth part of a Mile; forty rods; two hundred and twenty yards
Mile - Eight stadia or furlongs make a Mile. The Romans commonly measured by Miles, and the Greeks by furlongs. The ancient Hebrews had neither Miles, furlongs, nor feet, but only the cubit, the reed, and the line. The rabbins make a Mile to consist of two thousand cubits, and four Miles make a parasang
Flight-Shot - ) The distance to which an arrow or flight may be shot; bowshot, - about the fifth of a Mile
Kilometre - 8 feet, or 62137 of a Mile
Hermonites, the - , the three peaks or summits of Hermon, which are about a quarter of a Mile apart
Mile, - a Roman measure of length, equal to 1618 English yards --4854 feet, or about nine-tenths of an English Mile. The Mile of the Jews is said to have been of two kinds, long or short, dependent on the length of the pace, which varied in different parts, the long pace being double the length of the short one
Mile - Roman Milestones are still seen here and there in Palestine. Our Mile is 1,760 yards
Alemeth - Now Almit, a Mile N
Mile - 1: μίλιον (Strong's #3400 — Noun Neuter — milion — mil'-ee-on ) "a Roman Mile," a word of Latin origin (1680 yards), is used in Matthew 5:41
Li - ) A Chinese measure of distance, being a little more than one third of a Mile
Milepost - ) A post, or one of a series of posts, set up to indicate spaces of a Mile each or the distance in Miles from a given place
Car Mile - A Mile traveled by a single car, taken as a unit of computation, as in computing the average travel of each car of a system during a given period
Zareth-Shahar - A Sara at wady Zerka Main, a Mile from the Dead Sea, may now represent it
Sirah - It is now called 'Ain Sarah, and is situated about a Mile from Hebron, on the road to the north
Mileage - ) An allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per Mile. ) Aggregate length or distance in Miles; esp
Mareshah - It is identified with the ruin el-Mer'ash, about 1 1/2 Mile south of Beit Jibrin
Trogyllium - (troh jeel' lih uhm) Promontory on the west coast of Asia Minor less than one Mile across the strait from Samos, a stopping place on Paul's return to Jerusalem according to the Western text of Acts 20:15
Jacob's Well - (Hebrew: Bir Yakub; Bir Samariyeh) ...
Well on the highroad from Jerusalem, one Mile and a half from Nablus, and almost one Mile from the village of Askar or Sichar (John 4)
Well of the Samaritan Woman - (Hebrew: Bir Yakub; Bir Samariyeh) ...
Well on the highroad from Jerusalem, one Mile and a half from Nablus, and almost one Mile from the village of Askar or Sichar (John 4)
Sirah - There is a spring and reservoir near the ancient road which Abner would naturally have taken, called Ain Sareh, about a Mile from Hebron
Cloak - Matthew 5:40 (c) This is an expression, both literal and figurative, to show how willing we should be to go the second Mile for those who are in need
Furlong - The English furlong, one- eighth of a Mile, contains 220 yards; and is thus one-twelfth longer than the Roman stadium, Luke 24:13
Hal'Hul - ( Joshua 16:68 ) The name still remains unaltered attached to a conspicuous hill a Mile to the left of the road from Jerusalem to Hebron, between three and four Miles from the latter
Elealeh - Isaiah 15:4; Isaiah 16:9; Jeremiah 48:34; now el-Aʾal, "the high," one Mile northeast of Heshbon
en-She'Mesh - (fountain of the sun ), a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of Judah, ( Joshua 15:7 ) and the south boundary of Benjamin, (Joshua 18:17 ) perhaps Ain Haud or Ain-Chot --the "well of apostles" --about a Mile below Bethany
Sirah - This well is probably the well named Ain Sarah, a little over a Mile northwest of Hebron
Sabbath Day's Journey - Supposed to be a distance of 2,000 cubits, or less than half-a-mile, the distance to which, according to Jewish tradition, it was allowable to travel on the Sabbath day without violating the law (Acts 1:12 ; Compare Exodus 16:29 ; Numbers 35:5 ; Joshua 3:4 )
Elealeh - It is now the ruined mound of el-‘Al , about a Mile N
Elealeh - Its ruins, now El- Aal, are a Mile or more northeast of Heshban
Jokneam - Now Tel Kaimion, an eminence below eastern Carmel, with the river Kishon at its foot a Mile off
Mar'Eshah, - It was in ruins in the fourth century, when Eusebius and Jerome describe it as in the second Mile from Eleutheropolis. South-southwest of Beitjibrin --in all probability Eleutheropolis-and it little over a Roman Mile therefrom is a site called Marash , which is possibly the representative of the ancient Mareshah
Alemeth - ...
A sacerdotal city of Benjamin (1Chronicles 6:60), called also Almon (Joshua 21:18 ), now Almit, a Mile north-east of the ancient Anathoth
Pir'Athon - (princely ), "in the land of Ephraim in the mount of the Amalekite," a place in ( Judges 12:15 ) Its site, now called Fer'ata , is about one Mile and a half south of the road from Jaffa, by Hableh , to Nablus
Halhul - The hill is still so named, with ruins of walls and foundations, a Mile to the left of the road from Jerusalem to Hebron, four Miles front the latter
Elealeh - It is now an extensive ruin called el-A'al, about one Mile north-east of Heshbon
Sychar - Jacob's well is about half a Mile from the village
si'Rah - There is a spring and reservoir on the western side of the ancient northern road, about one Mile out of Hebron, which is called Ain Sara
Sychar - It has now, however, as the result of recent explorations, been identified with 'Askar, a small Samaritan town on the southern base of Ebal, about a Mile to the north of Jacob's well
Elealeh - Now El-A'al, "the high," a Mile N
Hammath - Three hammam still send up hot sulphureous waters about a Mile S
Ham'Math - ( Joshua 19:35 ) It was near Tiberias, one Mile distant, and had its name Chammath, "hot baths," because it contained those of Tiberias
Ziph (1) - high, about three Miles S. Three Miles further S. ...
Half a Mile off eastward are ruins at the head of two small wadies running off toward the Dead Sea. " The village Khirbet Khoreisa, one Mile S
Ether - Ether in Judah is modern khirbet Attir, south of Lahav and a Mile northwest of Beth Gibrin
Dalmanutha - Dalmanutha is probably now 'Ain-el-Barideh, "the cold fountain," surrounded by ancient walls and ruins of a village, at the mouth of a glen a Mile S
Zarephath - Smelting-shop, "a workshop for the refining and smelting of metals", a small Phoenician town, now Surafend, about a Mile from the coast, almost midway on the road between Tyre and Sidon
Etam - Its supposed site is now occupied by a ruined village balled Urtas, a Mile and a half southwest of Bethlehem, not far Solomon's Pools. "The rock Etam" to which Samson withdrew, Judges 15:8-19 , may have been in this vicinity, perhaps the Frank mountain two Miles east
Elah, Valley of - Shocoh is now Suweikeh, 14 Miles S. slopes of "the valley of acacias": wady es Sumt, which joining two other wadies below Suweikeh forms an open plain a Mile wide, with a torrent bed full of round pebbles, such as David slew Goliath with. A Mile down the valley is Tell Zakariyeh, probably Azekah. Ekron is 17 Miles and Bethlehem 12 from Shocoh
Rade - ) The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; - usually stated as so many feet per Mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per Mile, or of 1 in 264
About - ) In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a Mile about, and a third of a Mile across
Rade - ) The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; - usually stated as so many feet per Mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per Mile, or of 1 in 264
Shaaraim - Some would locate it at khirbet esh-Sharia a Mile northeast of Azekah
Samos - ” Small island (only 27 Miles long) located in the Aegean Sea about a Mile off the coast of Asia Minor near the peninsula of Trogyllium
Enshemesh - Now Ain Haud or Chot, "the well of the apostles," a Mile below Bethany on the way from Jerusalem to Jericho
Trawl - ) A fishing line, often extending a Mile or more, having many short lines bearing hooks attached to it
en-Shemesh - , the "well of the apostles" about a Mile east of Bethany, the only spring on the road to Jericho
Race - The stadium (about 600 Greek feet or 1/8 of a Roman Mile) was the length of the Olympic course
Hareth, Forest of - It answers to Kharas, a Mile above Keilah, among inaccessible ravines, but easily reached from the valley of Elah
Jazer - It is probably represented by Khirbet Sâr , about 7 Miles W. of ‘Ammân , a Mile E
Dor - of Carmel; assigned to Manasseh, though within Asher (Joshua 11:2; Joshua 12:23; Joshua 17:11); Joshua 17:9 Miles N. The coast line runs parallel to a spur of Carmel at a Mile and a half distance; the intervening "region" is the "border" or "coast" of Dor
Trogyllium - The strait between is scarcely one Mile across, and the current is rapid. From Trogyllium he sailed to Miletus
ja'Cob's Well, - ( John 4:5-26 ) It is situated about half a Mile southeast of Nablus, at the foot of Mount Gerizim
Journey - A "sabbath-day's journey," among the Jews, seems to have been reckoned at about seven furlongs, or nearly one Mile, Matthew 24:20 Acts 1:12 . An ordinary day's journey is about twenty Miles
Sabbath Day's Journey - Thus, 2,000 cubits could be from 3,000 to 3,600 feet, somewhat more than a half Mile. Anyone who wanted to “bend” the rule could carry a lunch sometime before the Sabbath to a place about half Mile from his home
Trogyllium - Paul’s ship, after touching at Samos, and before putting in at Miletus, ‘tarried at Trogyllium. Trogyllium is a promontory which projects from the mainland and overlaps the eastern extremity of Samos, so as to form a strait less than a Mile wide
Jabbok - It is a tributary of the Jordan, joining the larger river from the east about fifteen Miles north of the Dead Sea. In biblical times various sections of its approximately 50-mile course served as the western boundary of Ammon, the boundary between the kingdoms of Sihon and Og, and a division in the territory of Gilead
Sirah, the Well of - Αin Sara , a "spring and reservoir" on the western side of the ancient northern road, one Mile out of Hebron, may represent Sirah
Cenchrea - Millet, the eastern harbour of Corinth, from which it was distant about 9 Miles east, and the outlet for its trade with the Asiatic shores of the Mediterranean. The western harbour of Corinth was Lechaeum, about a Mile and a half from the city
Gennesaret, Land of - It is about a Mile and a quarter wide and three Miles long, reaching nearly to Tell Hum
Zar'Ephath - One group of foundations is on a headland called Ain el-Kanatarah ; but the chief remains are south of this, and extend for a Mile or more, with many fragments of columns, slabs and other architectural features
Syene - Pliny says it stands in a peninsula on the eastern shore of the Nile; that is was Mile in circumference, and had a Rome garrison
Zoan - The mounds which mark the site of the town are remarkable for their height and extent, and cover an area a Mile in length by three-fourths of a Mile in width
Sychar - It is objected that Jacob's well at the entrance into the valley is a Mile and a half from Shechem, and that it is unlikely the woman, if belonging to Shechem, would go so far for water when plenty was nearer at hand; but Robinson conjectures the town had extensive suburbs anciently which reached to near Jacob's well. 333) puts Sechar or Sychar a Roman Mile from Sychem, which he makes a suburb of Neapolis. The tomb of Joseph is a third of a Mile northeastward, thence a path ascends to Aschar which is visible from Jacob's well
Eshtaol - It may be located at modern Irtuf, a Mile south of Ishwa
Dalmanutha - It has been identified in the ruins of a village about a Mile from Magdala, in the little open valley of 'Ain-el-Barideh, "the cold fountain," called el-Mejdel, possibly the "Migdal-el" of Joshua 19:38
Street - The street called "Straight" at Damascus (Acts 9:11 ) is "a long broad street, running from east to west, about a Mile in length, and forming the principal thoroughfare in the city
Mahanaim - German archaeologists locate it at tell Heggog, half a Mile south of Penuel, while Israelis point to tell edh-Dhabab el Gharbi
Encampment by the Sea - Sinai be really in the so-called Sinaitic peninsula, the camp can be located within a half-mile
Ataroth - 5, probably identical with ed-Dârîyeh , 1 1 / 2 Mile S
Assos - A town over half a Mile from the Gulf of Adramyttium (in Mysia, province of Asia), in a splendid position on a hill about 770 feet high at its highest point
l'Ish - (Fairbairn's "Imperial Bible Dictionary" suggests that it may be the present little village el-Isawiyeh , in a beautiful valley a Mile northeast of Jerusalem
Elah - It is now called Wady es-Sunt, or "Acacia Valley," 14 Miles southwest of Jerusalem. The valley is about a quarter of a Mile wide, and has steep sides rising to a height of about 500 feet
Chine - ) A chink or cleft; a narrow and deep ravine; as, Shanklin Chine in the Isle of Wight, a quarter of a Mile long and 230 feet deep
en-Gannim - It has been located at modern Beit Jemal, about two Miles south of Beth-shemesh or at umm Giina one Mile southwest of Beth-shemesh. It is located at modern Jenin west of Beth-shean and about 65 Miles north of Jerusalem
Michmas - Michmash is identified with the modern village of Mukmas, about five Miles north of Jerusalem, where are considerable ruins of columns, cisterns, etc. In plain view, about a Mile away, is the ancient
Gennesaret - It lies along the lake for three or four Miles, and extends back about a Mile or more, where it is shut in by the hills
Michmas, Michmash - The Wady is in one place nearly half a Mile wide, but elsewhere it is a deep gorge with nearly perpendicular rocks with caverns and fissures
Ebal - Ebal and Gerizim are opposite each other, nearly meeting at their bases, but are a Mile and a half apart at their summits
Bahurim - from the Mount of Olives, and about a Mile beyond ‘Anata (Anathoth) from Jerusalem
Dor - (1 Kings 4:11 ) jerome places it on the coast, "in the ninth Mile from Caesarea, on the way to Ptolemais
Half - We say, half a pound half a Mile half the number
Laish - It lay near the sources of the Jordan, about 4 Miles from Paneas. It has been supposed to be the modern el-Isawiyeh, about a Mile north-east of Jerusalem
Mamre - , "the oak of rest", where there is a tree called "Abraham's oak," about a Mile and a half west of Hebron. Others identify it with er-Rameh, 2 Miles north of Hebron
Kanah - It has been identified with 'Ain-Kana, a village on the brow of a valley some 7 Miles south-east of Tyre. About a Mile north of this place are many colossal ruins strown about
Edrei - The site is without water, without access except through rocky defiles, strong and secure, one Mile and a half wide by two and a half long, about 25 ft
Socho - Now Shuweikeh, in the western part of the low hills of Judah, on the southern slope of the wady Sumt, nearly half a Mile above the bed of the wady, a natural terrace, green in spring, dotted with grey ruins. Also in Judah; now Shuweibeh (Joshua 15:48), ten Miles S
Tarsus - The river Cydnus, which in the days of Cyrus and Alexander flowed through the city, now runs about half a Mile east of it
Gennes'Aret - It is generally believed that this term was applied to the fertile crescent-shaped plain on the western shore of the lake, extending from Khan Minyeh (two or three Miles south of Capernaum ( Tel-Hum ) on the north to the steep hill behind Mejdel ( Magdala ) on the south, and called by the Arabs el-Ghuweir , "the little Ghor. Porter gives the length as three Miles, and the greatest breadth as about one Mile
Troas - The walls enclose a rectangle, one Mile from E. and one Mile from N
Zarephath - —A town of the narrow rocky Phœnician coast, 9 Miles S. of Sidon, 17 Miles N. of Tyre, and 60 Miles directly N. Perched 500 feet high on a steep hillside a Mile from the coast road, the modern shrunken hamlet looks down upon the traveller riding through a Mile of the ruins of the ancient Zarephath, which once as a populous city extended to the sea, was provided with walls, and had a commodious harbour, now filled with sand and ruins
Hermon - Hermon has three summits, situated like the angles of a triangle, and about a quarter of a Mile from each other
Paphos - of Cyprus, Old Paphos about a Mile from the sea, New Paphos (now Baffo) about seven Miles N
Gath-Hepher - ]'>[2] 2 Kings 14:25 ), and places it 2 Roman Miles from Sepphoris ( Seffûrieh ), on the road to Tiberias. of the Tiberias road, 1 / 2 Mile W
Sela - Petra lay, though at a high level, in a hollow three-quarters of a Mile long and from 800 to 1600 feet wide, shut in by mountain cliffs, and approached only by a narrow ravine, through which the river winds
About - A Mile about, and half a Mile across
Measures - , one-eighth of a Mile, or forty rods. The Mile, mentioned only once, Matthew 5:41, belonged to the Roman system of measurement, as stadium to the Greek. The Roman Mile was 1612 yards. The Jewish Mile was longer or shorter, in accordance with the longer or shorter pace in use in the various parts of the country. The Sabbath day's journey, Acts 1:12, was about seven-eighths of a Mile, and the term denoted the distance which Jewish tradition said one might travel without a violation of the law. The term, a day's journey, Numbers 11:31; Luke 2:44, probably indicated no certain distance, but was taken to be the ordinary distance which a person in the East travels on foot, or on horseback or camel, in the prosecution of a journey—about 20 Miles
Beyond - On the further side of on the side most distant, at any indefinite distance from that side as beyond a river, or the sea, either a Mile beyond, or a hundred Miles beyond the river
Kedron - The latter begins a Mile and a ball N. of the Damascus gate of Jerusalem; for three fourths of a Mile, it runs toward the city, then inclines E. and is crossed by the Nablus road; half a Mile further it sweeps close under the N. Again he heard water murmuring below the ground two Miles below the city; a subterranean stream probably connects the two
Mareshah - Now Marash; over a Roman Mile S
Mamre - Mamre was less than a Mile from Hebron (Josephus, B. 4:9, section 7); but Robinson makes it two Roman Miles off, now the hill er Rameh
Bethany - A village about 15 stadia (2910 yards or about 1⅝ Mile) from Jerusalem ( John 11:18 ) on the road from Jericho, close to Bethphage and on the Mount of Olives ( Mark 11:1 , Luke 19:29 )
Migron - The name perhaps survives in Makrûn , a ruined site situated a Mile or two N. ’ Probably ‘in Migron’ should rather be translated ‘in the threshing-floor’; if not, we must infer that there were two places not many Miles apart, one north and the other south of the Wady es-Suwçnît , bearing the same name
Olives, Mount of - The two and a half Mile-long mountain ridge that towers over the eastern side of Jerusalem, or more precisely, the middle of the three peaks forming the ridge
Tabor - A conspicuous mountain in Galilee, about seven Miles east of Nazareth. Its sides are well wooded, and on the summit is an irregular plain of about a Mile in circuit, with ruins of fortifications
Minute - ) A nautical or a geographic Mile
Ur - They are of an oval shape, and measure about half a Mile from north to south
Undertake - A man undertakes to erect a house, or to make a Mile of canal, when he enters into stipulations for that purpose
Reph'a-im, the Valley of, - It is about a Mile long, with hills on either side
Sychar - 333 the Itinerary of Jerusalem places Sychar one Mile E. Canon Williams first suggested Identification with ‘Askar , a village on the skirt of Ebal, about two Miles E. ...
Jacob’s Well , according to unanimous and unbroken tradition, lies about half a Mile to the E
Long - ) Extended to any specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span long; a yard long; a Mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a Mile, etc
Ziklag - Conder, however, identifies it with Khirbet Zuheilikah, ruins found on three hills half a Mile apart, some seventeen Miles north-west of Beersheba, on the confines of Philistia, Judah, and Amalek
Succoth - ...
A city on the east of Jordan, identified with Tell Dar'ala, a high mound, a mass of debris, in the plain north of Jabbok and about one Mile from it (Joshua 13:27 )
Mareshah - The old name Mareshah still lingers in Khurbet Merash , the name of some ruins about half a Mile off
Gilboa - of the plain, and over the city, of Jezreel, extending ten Miles from W. The fountain is still to be seen half a Mile from Jezreel's ruins
Kir'Jath-je'Arim - They describe it as a village at the ninth Mile between Jerusalem and Diospolis (Lydda)
Nob - It has been identified by some with el-Isawiyeh, one Mile and a half to the north-east of Jerusalem. ), Judges 20:1 ; Joshua 18:26 ; 1 Samuel 7:16 , at Nebi Samwil, about 5 Miles north-west of Jerusalem
se'la, - The city Petra lay, though at a high level, in a hollow three quarters of a Mile long and from 800 to 1500 feet wide, shut in by mountain cliffs, and approached only by a narrow ravine, through which, and across the city's site, the river winds
Compel - ...
2: ἀγγαρεύω (Strong's #29 — Verb — angareuo — ang-ar-yew'-o ) "to dispatch as an angaros (a Persian courier kept at regular stages with power of impressing men into service)," and hence, in general, "to impress into service," is used of "compelling" a person to go a Mile, Matthew 5:41 ; of the impressing of Simon to bear Christ's cross, Matthew 27:32 ; Mark 15:21
Mich'Mas - It has been identified with great probability in a village which still bears the name of Mukhmas , about seven Miles north of Jerusalem. In the time of Eusebius and Jerome it was "a very large village, retaining its ancient name, and lying near Ramah in the district of AElia (Jerusalem), at ten Miles distance therefrom. " Immediately below the village the great wady spreads out to a considerable width --perhaps half a Mile; and its bed is broken up into an intricate mass of hummocks and mounds, two of which, before the torrents of three thousand winters had reduced and rounded their forms, were probably the two "teeth of cliff" --the Bozes and Seneh of Jonathan's adventure
Knot - Each knot on the line bears the same proportion to a Mile that thirty seconds do to an hour. The number of knots which run off from the reel in half a minute, therefore, shows the number of Miles the vessel sails in an hour. ) A nautical Mile, or 6080. 27 feet; as, when a ship goes eight Miles an hour, her speed is said to be eight knots
Long - Extended to any certain measure expressed as a span long a yard long a Mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a Mile, &c
Ibleam - Ibleam is modern bir Belalmeh about a Mile southwest of Jenin
Cock - "...
But Peter could easily hear their shrill crow on mount Olivet, only a half-mile off from where he was in the porch of the high priest's palace, in the stillness of night
Lasea - ...
The city was about 5 Miles east from Fair Havens, and 1 Mile east from Cape Leonda, which was so named from its resemblance to a lion couchant
Beth'Any - 1 1/2 or 2 Miles) from Jerusalem (John 11:18 ) on or near the usual road From Jericho to the city, (Luke 19:29 ) comp. It lies on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, fully a Mile beyond the summit, and not very far from the point at which the road to Jericho begins its more sudden descent towards the Jordan valley
League - Originally, a stone erected on the public roads, at certain distances, in the manner of the modern Mile-stones. With the English and Americans, a league is the length of three Miles but this measure is chiefly at sea. The Dutch and German league contains four geographical Miles
Gethsem'a-ne - (an oil-press ), a small "farm," ( Matthew 26:36 ; Mark 14:32 ) situated across the brook Kedron (John 18:1 ) probably at the foot of Mount Olivet, (Luke 22:39 ) to the northwest and about one-half or three quarters of a Mile English from the walls of Jerusalem, and 100 yards east of the bridge over the Kedron
ra'Chel - It Is about two Miles south of Jerusalem and one Mile north of Bethlehem
Beth'Any - 1 1/2 or 2 Miles) from Jerusalem (John 11:18 ) on or near the usual road From Jericho to the city, (Luke 19:29 ) comp. It lies on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, fully a Mile beyond the summit, and not very far from the point at which the road to Jericho begins its more sudden descent towards the Jordan valley
Bethsa'Ida - On the plain of Butaiha, a Mile or two to the east, the five thousand were fed
Sinai - ...
The upper region of Sinai forms an irregular circle of thirty or forty Miles in diameter, possessing numerous sources of water, a temperate climate, and a soil capable of supporting animal and vegetable life; for which reason it is the refuge of all the Bedaweens when the low country is parched up. Some have thought there were two adjacent summits, called, in the time of Moses, Horeb and Sinai; and indeed the monks give these names to the northern and southern heights of the same ridge, three Miles long. A gentle yet perpetual ascent led on, Mile after Mile, up this mournful valley, whose aspect was terrific, yet ever varying. We entered at last on the more open valley, about half a Mile wide, and drew near this famous mountain. Its is two Miles long from northwest to southeast, and on an average half a Mile wide. The square Mile thus afforded is nearly doubled by the addition of those portions of side valleys, particularly Esh-Sheikh towards the northnortheast, from which the summit Tas-Sufsafeh can be seen. It is the termination of a ridge running three Miles southeast, the southern and highest point of which is called by the Arabs Jebel Musa, or Moses' Mount. For several Miles from its termination here, this valley is half a Mile wide
Rachel - border of Benjamin towards Ephraim, about ten Miles N. has fixed the spot 4 Miles S. of Jerusalem and 1 Mile N
Suc'Coth - Merrill identifies it with a site called Tell Darala , one Mile north of the Jabbok. The distance traversed in each day's journey was about fifteen Miles
Zoan -  ...
Psalms 78:43, speaks of "the field of Zoan"...
The remains of edifices and obelisks (ten or twelve,) the stone of which was brought from Syene, are numerous covering an area a Mile in diameter N
Phoenix - Other authorities speak of it as if it were near Aradena, which is only a Mile from Loutro
Her'Mon - Hermon has three summits, situated like the angles of a triangle, and about a quarter of a Mile from each other
Arabah - ) The name is now applied only to the southern part, extending from a line of white cliffs that cross the valley a few Miles S. The floor of the valley, about 10 Miles broad at the N. Hor, the width is only about 1 / 2 Mile. The average width thence to Akabah is about 5 Miles
Ephesdammim - A Mile further N
Ziklag - of Beersheba, 200 Miles square, just where the narrative concerning David would lead us to look for it. The ruins are on three small hills, forming an equilateral triangle, almost half a Mile apart; among the ruins are several cisterns
Euphrates - Its whole length is 1780 Miles. It is navigable for large ships to Bassora, 70 Miles above its mouth; a steamer drawing four feet of water has ascended to Bir, 1197 Miles. It flows in a broad, deep current, filled to the level of its banks, and at Babylon is considerably less than a Mile in width. For the last 800 Miles of its course it does not receive a single tributary
Caper'Naum - ...
Three Miles north of Khan Minyeh is the other claimant, Tell Hum , --ruins of walls and foundations covering a space of half a Mile long by a quarter wide, on a point of the shore projecting into the lake and backed by a very gently-rising ground
si'na-i, - It is a mountain mass two Miles long and one Mile broad, The southern peak Isaiah 7363 feet high; the northern peak, Ras Sufsafeh Isaiah 6830 feet high. It is about two Miles long by half a Mile broad, embracing 400 acres of available standing round made into a natural amphitheatre by a low semicircular mount about 300 yards from the foot of the mountain
Tiberias, Sea of - The source is only three quarters of a Mile away, whereas it is one Mile and three quarters from Tel Hum and all the water was carried in an opposite direction, so that it could hardly have taken its name from Tel Hum
Jordan - It rushes down to the plain in a foaming torrent, and joins the Leddan about 5 Miles south of Dan (Tell-el-Kady). ...
But besides these two historical fountains there is a third, called the Hasbany, which rises in the bottom of a valley at the western base of Hermon, 12 Miles north of Tell-el-Kady. It joins the main stream about a Mile below the junction of the Leddan and the Banias. After this it flows, "with a swift current and a much-twisted course," through a marshy plain for some 6 Miles, when it falls into the Lake Huleh, "the waters of Merom" (q. Flowing from the southern extremity of Lake Huleh, here almost on a level with the sea, it flows for 2 Miles "through a waste of islets and papyrus," and then for 9 Miles through a narrow gorge in a foaming torrent onward to the Sea of Galilee (q. Along the whole eastern bank of the river and the lakes, from the base of Hermon to the ravine of Hieromax, a region of great fertility, 30 Miles long by 7 or 8 wide, there are only some three inhabited villages. Every Mile or two is an old site of town or village, now well nigh hid beneath a dense jungle of thorns and thistles. Down through the midst of the "plain of Jordan" there winds a ravine varying in breadth from 200 yards to half a Mile, and in depth from 40 to 150 feet. The whole distance from the southern extremity of the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea is in a straight line about 65 Miles, but following the windings of the river about 200 Miles, during which it falls 618 feet. The total length of the Jordan from Banias is about 104 Miles in a straight line, during which it falls 2,380 feet. It enters the Jordan about 20 Miles north of Jericho
Bethabara - A site is required within 30 Miles of Cana of Galilee; for (John 1:43) "the day following (the events at Bethabara, John 1:28-36) Jesus would go forth into Galilee," and on the third day (John 2) was in Cana. Now just one Mile N. of wady Jalud, two days journey from Nazareth and Cana (25 Miles), is Makhadhet Abara, "the ford of crossing over
Capernaum - Three Miles north of Khan Minieh is Tell Hum, where are ruins of walls and foundations covering a space of half a Mile long by a quarter wide, on a point of the shore projecting into the lake and backed by a very gently rising ground
ne'bo - Tristram identifies it with a peak (Jebel Nebbah) of the Abarim or Moab mountains, about three Miles southwest of Heshban (Heshbon) and about a Mile and a half due west of Baal-meon
Beth'Lehem - The modern town of Beit-lahm lies to the east of the main road from Jerusalem to Hebron, six Miles from the former. It covers the east and northeast parts of the ridge of a long gray hill of Jura limestone, which stands nearly due east and west, and is about a Mile in length
ne'bo - Tristram identifies it with a peak (Jebel Nebbah) of the Abarim or Moab mountains, about three Miles southwest of Heshban (Heshbon) and about a Mile and a half due west of Baal-meon
No - It is two Miles broad, four long; the four landmarks being Karnak and Luxor on the right bank, Quurnah and Medinet Haboo on the left. Temples and palaces extended along the left bank for two Miles. First the Maneptheion palace or temple of Seti Oimenepthah of the 19th dynasty, a Mile from the river. A Mile S. The vocal Memnon and its fellow are a quarter of a Mile further S. toward Karnak, with which once it was joined by an avenue more than a Mile long, of sphinxes with rams' heads and lions' bodies (one is in the British Museum). It is two Miles in circumference
Trogyllium - Mycale, on the coast of Asia Minor, about equidistant from Ephesus and Miletus. It runs out into the sea just opposite the island of Samos, from which it is separated by a channel less than a Mile wide (Strabo, XIV. Paul’s ship, after leaving its anchorage at Chios, struck across to Samos, and, having tarried at Trogyllium, came the following day to Miletus. The reason for their omission may have been either the mistaken idea in the mind of the copyists that the text located Trogyllium in Samos, or the difficulty of imagining two night-stoppages, one in the harbour of Samos and another at Trogyllium, which is only 4 or 5 Miles from Samos
Section - ) One of the portions, of one square Mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township
Sina, Sinai - ...
The mountains in the locality have been surveyed in modern days, and a plain has been found, about two Miles long and half a Mile wide, affording ample room for the people to assemble, and where they could hear the thunder, and see the fire and smoke issuing from the mount
Aqueducts - Sennacherib's thirty-five-mile-long aqueduct (ca. The Romans built many aqueducts, the longest of which covered fifty-seven Miles
Bethlehem - A town in the "hill-country," about six Miles south of Jerusalem, situated on a narrow ridge running eastward, which breaks down in abrupt terraced slopes to the deep valleys below. The "plain of the Shepherds" is about a Mile from the town
Tiberias - " South of the town are numerous remains of the ancient city or cities extending for a Mile and a half, nearly to the hot springs
Tabor - There is a small oblong plain on the summit, surrounded by a larger but less regular tract, perhaps a Mile inn circumference. Its general features are the same as those of the view from the heights of Nazareth, five Miles to the west
Bethlehem - It was in the tribe of Judah, six Miles south by west of Jerusalem, and probably received its appellation from the fertility of the circumjacent country. Half a Mile north is the spot pointed out by traditional as Rachel's tomb, Genesis 35:16-20 ; and about two Miles south-west are the great reservoirs described under Solomon's Pools
Radegundis, Saint - Here she founded her monastery within a Mile or two of the city; finally, with the consent of Clotaire, clerks were sent to the East for wood of the true cross to sanctify it, and the rule of SS
Sela - The valley of Petra, 2,200 feet above the great valley El-Arabah, is about a Mile long from north to south, and half a Mile wide, with numerous short ravines in its sides, making its whole circuit perhaps four Miles. This winding ravine is a Mile long, and gives entrance to a small brook; its sides at one place are but twelve feet apart and two hundred and fifty feet high
Ath'Ens - Description --Athens is situated about three Miles from the seacoast, in the central plain of Attica. Of these the nearest to Lycabettus and at the distance of a Mile from the latter, was the Aeropolis , or citadel of Athens, a square craggy rock rising abruptly about 150 feet, with a flat summit of about 1000 feet long from east to west, by 500 feet broad from north to south. Under Themistocles the Acropolis began to form the centre of the city, round which the new walls described an irregular circle of about 60 stadia or 7 1/4 Miles in circumference. Themistocles transferred the naval station of the Athenians to the peninsula of Piraeus, which is distant about 4 1/2 Miles from Athens, and contains three natural harbors. [1] The Pnyx, or place for holding the public assemblies of the Athenians, stood on the side of a low rocky hill, at the distance of about a quarter of a Mile from the Areopagus. Through it ran the road to the gymnasium and gardens of the Academy , which were situated about a Mile from the walls
Moreh, - Gilgal ( Deuteronomy 11:30 ) may be Khirbet Juleijel , fully 1 1 / 2 Mile E
Galilee - The tribes of Naphtali, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, and Dan occupied the territory which covered approximately the forty-five-mile stretch between the Litani River in Lebanon and the Valley of Jezreel in Israel north to south and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River west to east
Tibe'Rias, - Near Tubarieh , about a Mile farther south along the shore, are the celebrated warm baths, which the Roman naturalists reckoned among the greatest known curiosities of the world
Heshbon - Now Hesban, 20 Miles E. The ruins stand on a low hall, and are a Mile in circuit, but do not include a single entire building
Eight - The fulfillment of the expression "go the second Mile
Shechem - It was 34 Miles north of Jerusalem, about seven Miles southeast of Samaria, and its site is unrivalled for beauty in Palestine. Two mountains parallel to each other, Ebal and Gerizim, almost meeting at their bases and only a Mile and a half apart at their summits, enclose a beautiful little valley extending east and west, not more than a, hundred yards wide at the narrowest part, and widening out in both directions
he'Bron - (1 Chronicles 15:9 ; 23:19 ) ...
A city of Judah, (Joshua 15:54 ) situated among the mountains, (Joshua 20:7 ) 20 Roman Miles south of Jerusalem, and the same distance north of Beersheba. Genesis23:19 About a Mile from the town, up the valley, is one of the largest oak trees in Palestine
Tyre - ), the island had been connected with the mainland by a mole half a Mile long, which was gradually widened by the accretion of sand-it is now ⅓; of a Mile broad. On the beach there was enacted a sacred and pathetic scene very similar to the one at Miletus (20:36-38), and with this the story of nascent Christianity in Tyre suddenly ends
Melita - (Euraquilon in the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, Alexandrinus manuscripts instead of Euroclydon), carrying them under the lee of the island Clauda (or Cauda, Vaticanus manuscript), 20 Miles to the S. The rate of drift would average a Mile and a half an hour, so that in 13 days she would pass over 468 Miles; and Malta is from Clauda, just 476 Miles. must pass within a quarter of a Mile the point of Koura; but before reaching it the land is too low and too far to be seen in a dark night, but at this distance the breakers may be heard and also if the night admit, be seen. passes over twenty fathoms, and pursuing the same direction after a short interval fifteen, a quarter of a Mile from the shore which is here "girt with mural precipices. Therefore Melita lay on the regular route between Alexandria and Puteoli, which Malta does; and Syracuse, 80 Miles off, and Rhegium would be the natural track from the neighboring Malta
Euphrates - From its source in the Armenian mountains to the Persian Gulf, into which it empties itself, it has a course of about 1,700 Miles. , "the black river"), which rises 25 Miles north-east of Erzeroum; and (2) the Muradchai (i. At Kebban Maden, 400 Miles from the source of the former, and 270 from that of the latter, they meet and form the majestic stream, which is at length joined by the Tigris at Koornah, after which it is called Shat-el-Arab, which runs in a deep and broad stream for above 140 Miles to the sea. It is estimated that the alluvium brought down by these rivers encroaches on the sea at the rate of about one Mile in thirty years
Tables of Measures Weights And Money in the Bible - ...
1 Roman Mile = about 9/10 of an English Mile,...
15 furlongs = Sabbath day's journey
Weights And Measures - There is some reason to suppose that even before the Roman measurement of the roads of Palestine, the Jews had a Mile of 1000 paces, alluded to in ( Matthew 5:41 ) It is said to have been single or double, according to the length of the pace; and hence the peculiar force of our Lord's saying: "Whosoever shall compel thee [1] to go a Mile, go with him twain" --put the most liberal construction on the demand. (b) The day's journey was the most usual method of calculating distances in travelling, (Genesis 30:36 ; 31:23 ; Exodus 3:18 ; 5:3 ; Numbers 10:33 ; 11:31 ; 33:8 ; 1:2; 1 Kings 19:4 ; 2 Kings 3:9 ; Jonah 3:3 ) 1 Maccabees 5:24 ; 7:45 ; Tobit 6:1 , though but one instance of it occurs in the New Testament (Luke 2:44 ) The ordinary day's journey among the Jews was 30 Miles; but when they travelled in companies, only ten Miles. Computed from the value given above for the cubit, the Sabbath-day's journey would be just six tenths of a Mile . (d) After the captivity the relations of the Jews to the Persians, Greeks and Romans caused the use, probably, of the parasang , and certainly of the stadium and the Mile . Our version renders it furlong ; it being, in fact, the eighth part of the Roman Mile, as the furlong is of ours
Michmash - Now Mukhmas, a poor village of gray huts and ruins, seven Miles N. The battle also passed over to Bethaven (Bethel) four Miles N. It is hardly one Mile S
Vale - ...
The use of the words 'eemeq and gay assists in the identification of Ai with Khirbet Haiy, one Mile E
Masons - ...
Masons, under Herod's employ, cut massive limestone blocks as much as 46 feet long, 10 feet thick, and 10 feet high from quarries half a Mile from where they were placed in the pediment of the Temple mount
Jericho - A city of Benjamin, Joshua 16:7 18:21 , about eighteen Miles east north east of Jerusalem, and seven Miles from the Jordan. Recent travellers, however, show that the probably location of Jericho was two Mile west of Rihah, at the mouth of Wady Kelt, and where the road from Jerusalem comes into the plain. The city destroyed by Joshua may have been nearer to the fountain of Elisha, supposed to be the present Ain es-Sultan, two Miles northwest of Rihah
Nob - Warren (Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement) objects to Nob's being identified with Nebi Samwil that the latter is four Miles and a half from Jerusalem, and separated from it by the deep ravine, wady Beit Hanina; the Assyrian king marching (Isaiah 10) from Geba to Jerusalem would be more likely to find Nob on his way, at that Scopus (near the city) from whence Titus looked down upon Jerusalem, rather than turning away four Miles and a half to Nebi Samwil. Warren makes Nob distinct from Gibeon (el Jib), from which latter Nebi Samwil is one Mile and a quarter distant
Gethsemane - of Jerusalem, from the walls of which it was half a Mile distant
Siloam - The tunnel is about ⅓ of a Mile in length
Caves - And Maundrell assures us, that "three hours distant from Sidon, about a Mile from the sea, there runs along a high rocky mountain, in the sides of which are hewn a multitude of grottoes, all very little differing from each other
Olives, Mount of - Ezekiel 11:23 , called also OLIVET, 2 Samuel 15:30 , a ridge running north and south on the east side of Jerusalem, its summit about half a Mile from the city wall, and separated from it by the valley of the Kidron
Babel - Herodotus visited this tower, and describes it as a square pyramid, measuring half a Mile in circumference at the base; from this rose eight towers one above another gradually decreasing in the summit, which was reached by a broad road winding up around the outside. Its ruins are supposed to be the present Birs Nimroud, six Miles south-west of Hilleh, the modern Babylon: an immense mound of coarse sun-dried bricks, laid with bitumen
Olives, Mount of - It is a ridge of rather more than a Mile in length, running in general direction north and south, covering the whole eastern side of the city. On the north a space of nearly a Mile of tolerably level surface intervenes between the walls of the city and the rising ground; on the east the mount is close to the walls, parted only by the narrow ravine of the Kidron. The cedars commemorated by the Talmud sad the date-palms implied in the name Bethany have fared still worse; there is not one of either to be found within many Miles
Sinai - Their journey from the Red Sea to this encampment, including all the windings of the route, was about 150 Miles. From Rephidim (Exodus 17:8-13 ) the Israelites journeyed forward through the Wady Solaf and Wady esh-Sheikh into the plain of er-Rahah, "the desert of Sinai," about 2 Miles long and half a Mile broad, and encamped there "before the mountain. The journey between Sinai and the southern boundary of the Promised Land (about 150 Miles) at Kadesh was accomplished in about a year
Jacob's Well - On a low slope of Mount Gerizim, at the opening of the valley of Shechem, from which it is one Mile and a half distant eastward, with the grainfields of the plain of El Mukna in front
Succoth - of the Jabbok, one Mile from the river and three Miles from where it leaves the hills
Gilgal - of Jordan (five Miles) where they passed their first night after crossing, and set up the twelve stones taken from the river bed (Joshua 4:3; Joshua 4:19-20). On arising ground ("hill," Joshua 5:3; Joshua 5:9) in the hot sunken Ghor between Jericho and the Jordan, one Mile and a half E. of Jericho; five Miles and a half W. side of wady Kelt, one Mile and a third from the tower of modern Jericho (Eriha); toward the E. Now perhaps the ruins Jiljilieh, a few Miles N. Another Gilgal has been found four Miles from Shiloh, and five from Bethel, which is 500 ft
Gerasenes, Gergesenes - (It need scarcely be said that this latter town is out of the question as the scene of the miracle, being some 30 Miles from the Lake). Everywhere else along the coast there is a broad belt—half a Mile or more at most parts—between the foot of the hills and the Lake. Sailing up the Lake from Wâdy Fîk, which is almost exactly opposite Tiberias, the next valley, about a Mile north, is Wâdy es-Semak
Tabor - At about two or three furlongs within the plain, and six Miles from Nazareth, rises this singular mount, which is almost entirely insulated, its figure representing a half sphere. Some authors mention it as near four Miles high, others as about two: the former may be true, as to the winding ascent up the hill. The top of it, about half a Mile long, and near a quarter of a Mile broad, is encompassed with a wall, which Josephus says was built in forty days: there was also a wall along the middle of it, which divided the south part, on which the city stood, from the north part, which is lower, and is called the meidan, or place, being probably used for exercises when there was a city here, which Josephus mentions by the name of Ataburion. It is one of the highest in the whole country, being thirty stadia, or about four English Miles, a circumstance that rendered it more famous
Shechem (1) - The suburbs in our Lord's days reached nearer the entrance of the valley between Gerizim and Ebal than now; for the narrative in John 4:30; John 4:35, implies that the people could be seen as they came from the town toward Jesus at the well, whereas Nablus now is more than a Mile distant, and cannot be seen from that point. ...
The well of Jacob lies one Mile and a half E. The so-called "tomb of Joseph," a quarter of a Mile N
Laodicea - (lay ahd ih cee' uh) A city in southwest Asia Minor on an ancient highway running from Ephesus to Syria ten Miles west of Colossae and six Miles south of Hierapolis. This need was met by bringing water six Miles north from Denizli through a system of stone pipes (another sign of Laodicea's wealth). A five-mile-long aqueduct supplied the city with tepid water that served as an image for “lukewarm” Christianity (1618422582_1 )
Sheba (2) - ...
"The queen of Sheba" (1 Kings 10:1-2; 1 Kings 10:10) ruled in Arabia, not Ethiopia, as the Abyssinian church allege; Sheba being in the extreme Sheba of Arabia, "she came (a distance of nearly a thousand Miles) from the uttermost parts of the earth," as then known, to hear the wisdom of Solomon (Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31). But Conder (Palestine Exploration, January 1875) identifies Sheba with Tell el Seba, two Miles of Beersheba, and on the line to Moladah (Joshua 19:2); its well is a quarter of a Mile W
Paphos - It was about 10 Miles N. of Old Paphos (Παλαιὰ Πάφος or Παλαίπαφος, the modern Kuklia), which stood on an eminence over a Mile from the sea-the ‘celsa Paphos’ of Vergil (aen
Shechem - It lies about a Mile and a half up the valley on its southern slope, and on the north of Gerizim, which rises about 1,100 feet above it, and is about 34 Miles north of Jerusalem
Hinnom, Valley of - of the Jaffa gate; near this gate it turns due South for about 1 / 3 of a Mile, and then gradually curves to the East
Tabor - however a narrow ridge connects it with the hills of Nazareth, which lies six or eight Miles off due W. The southern end of the lake of Galilee lies 12 Miles off to the E. The summit is a Mile and a half in circuit, surmounted with a four-gated fortress' ruins, with an Arabic inscription on one of the gateways recording its building or rebuilding by the sultan Abu Bekr
Kishon - of the whole length of Carmel, and enters the sea about a Mile E. The total length is about 23 Miles
Jericho - ...
The Ain es Sultan, 31 52' N, 35 27' E , is held to be the fountain healed by Elisha, and the ruins around mark the site of the ancient city, five Miles from the Jordan; but this is not the site of the Jericho of N. times, which may or may not agree with the situation of the miserable village of Eriha, which is sometimes called Jericho: it is a Mile and a half S
Sin Offering - Conder has discovered the spot, the hill el Muntar, half a Mile beyond the well of Suk beside the ancient road from Jerusalem. ...
A tabernacle was erected at every space of 2,000 cubits, to evade the law of the Sabbath day's journey, for they led the scape-goat out on the Sabbath; after eating bread and drinking water the conductor of the goat could go on to the next tabernacle; ten stages were thus made between Seek and Jerusalem, in all six and a half Miles to el Muntar, from whence the conductor caught the first sight of the great desert
Sepulchres - The tombs still exist in the form of caverns, on the sides of the hills that rise from the shore of the lake; and from their wild appearance may well be considered the habitation of men exceeding fierce, possessed by a devil; they extend at a distance for more than a Mile from the present town
Jer'Icho - ( Joshua 3:16 ) It was five Miles west of the Jordan and seven Miles northwest of the Dead Sea. (The village identified with jericho lies a Mile and a half from the ancient site, and is called Riha
Sychar - Ebal and Gerizim to Shechem, 1 1/2 Miles E She'Chem -
An important city in central Palestine, in the valley between mounts Ebal and Gerizim, 34 Miles north of Jerusalem and 7 Miles southeast of Samaria. The well of Jacob lies about a Mile and a half east of the city, close to the lower road, and just beyond the wretched hamlet of Balata . The tomb of Joseph lies about a quarter of a Mile north of the well, exactly in the centre of the opening of the valley
Weights And Measures - ...
Mile, μίλιον (3,200 cubits) ………………. There can be no doubt, however, that the 'furlong' and the 'mile' were Greek measures
Aenon - 91, 99, 25) place aenon in the Jordan Valley, 8 Miles south of Scythopolis (Beisân), ‘juxta Salem et Jordanem. ’ About 7 Miles south of Beisân and 2 Miles west of the Jordan there are seven springs, all lying within a radius of a quarter of a Mile, and numerous rivulets. Three-quarters of a Mile to the north of these springs van de Velde found a tomb bearing the name of Sheikh Salim. If we are to find Salim in Samaria at all, does not the mention of it as a well-known place suggest the well-known Salim 4 Miles east of Shechem? And would it not be gratuitous for the Evangelist to say of a place so near the Jordan that there was much water there? But, in spite of these objections, Sanday (Sacred Sites of the Gospels, p. Four Miles southwest of the village of ‛Ainun, in the Wady Fârʿah, is a succession of springs, yielding a copious perennial stream, with flat meadows on either side, where great crowds might gather. Three Miles south of the valley (7 Miles from ‛Ainun) stands Salim. But (a) ‛Ainun is not ‘near to Salim,’ the two places being 7 Miles apart, and separated by the great Wady Fârʿah. More probable as a Judaean site for aenon is Wady Fârʿah, a secluded valley with copious springs about 6 Miles north-east of Jerusalem (quite different, of course, from the great Wady Fârʿah of Samaria). ’...
The name aenon does not seem to have survived in connexion with these springs, but within 2 Miles of them there is another valley called by the Arabs Wady Saleim
Galilee, Sea of - This lake Isaiah 12 1/2 Miles long, and from 4 to 7 1/2 broad. The Jordan enters it 10 1/2 Miles below the southern extremity of the Huleh Lake, or about 26 1/2 Miles from its source. In this distance of 26 1/2 Miles there is a fall in the river of 1,682 feet, or of more than 60 feet to the Mile. It Isaiah 27 Miles east of the Mediterranean, and about 60 Miles north-east of Jerusalem
Gilgal - This Gilgal is often located at modern khirbet Mefjir, a little more than a Mile east of Jericho. Others would locate it at khirbet en-Nitleh, two Miles southeast of Jericho. This was apparently tell Jiljulieh about three Miles southeast of Shiloh, though it could still be Joshua's original Gilgal
Tiberias - Tiberias stood on the strip of land, two Miles long and a quarter of a Mile broad, between the water and the steep hills which elsewhere come down to the water's edge
Rama - Now Er Ram, five Miles from Jerusalem (Judges 4:5; Judges 19:13; Joshua 18:25). There is an Er Ram one Mile and a half E. Muslim, Jewish, and Christian tradition places Samuel's home on the height Neby Samwil, four Miles N. Now Rameh, eight Miles E. On Asher's boundary between Tyre and Sidon; a Rama is still three Miles E
Mount Sinai - ...
The entire peninsula takes the shape of an inverted triangle whose base Isaiah 150 Miles long and is bounded on the east by the north end of the Red Sea and on the west by the Gulf of Aqaba. This peninsula contains 23,442 square Miles and has a population of approximately 140,000 at time of publication. Many explorers think Ras es-Safsafeh is the biblical Sinai because it has a plain, er Rahah , on its northwest base, which is two Miles long and about two thirds of a Mile wide
Ai - (ay' i) a city located two Miles from Bethel, was the site where Abram built an altar, and Joshua and Achan suffered ruin. The general location of the city is known to be about 10-12 Miles north of Jerusalem in the central hills of Palestine. Albright identified Beitin as the city of Bethel and then concluded that et-Tell (a site one Mile southeast of Beitin) was biblical Ai
Lap - when the distance is a small fraction of a Mile; as, to run twenty laps; to win by three laps
Shushan - Kinneir says, "About seven or eight Miles to the west of Dezphoul, commence the ruins of Shus, stretching not less, perhaps, than twelve Miles, from one extremity to the other. The largest and most remarkable of these mounds stand at the distance of about two Miles from the Kerah. The first is, at the lowest computation, a Mile in circumference, and nearly a hundred feet in height; and the other, although not quite so high, is double the circuit of the former
Sion - It is nearly a Mile in circumference, is highest on the west side, and toward the east falls down in broad terraces on the upper part of the mountain, and narrow ones on the side as it slopes down toward the brook Kedron
Shushan - Kinneir rather thinks the ruins about thirty-five Miles west of Shouster are those of that ancient residence of royalty, "stretching not less, perhaps, then twelve Miles from one extremity to the other. The largest is a Mile in circumference, and nearly one hundred feet in height; another, not quite so high, is double the circuit
Jordan - In its short course of a little more than 100 Miles it falls about 3000 feet, and for the greater portion of the journey runs below the level of the ocean. Later, during the Pliocene period, the whole Jordan valley probably formed an inland lake more than 200 Miles long, but at the close of the Glacial period the waters decreased until they reached their present state. These last two meet about five Miles below their fountain-heads at an altitude of 148 feet, and are joined about a half-mile farther on by the Hasbani. Their commingled waters flow on across a dismal marsh of papyrus, and, after seven Miles, empty into Lake Huleh, which is identified by some with ‘the waters of Merom’ ( Joshua 11:5 ; Joshua 11:7 ). The lake is four Miles long, its surface being but 7 feet above sea-level. Emerging from Lake Huleh, the river flows placidly for a space of two Miles, and then dashes down over a rocky and tortuous bed until it enters the Sea of Galilee, whose altitude is 682 feet below the level of the Mediterranean. It falls, in this short stretch of 10 1 / 2 Miles, 689 feet. At certain seasons its turbid waters can be traced for quite a considerable distance into the sea, which is 12 1 /2 Miles long. The distance in a straight line between these two seas is but 65 Miles, yet it is estimated that the river’s actual course covers not less than 200, due to its sinuosity. In this stretch it falls 610 feet, the rate at first being 40 feet per Mile. The river’s entire length from Banias to the Dead Sea is 104 Miles, measured in a straight line. It enters the Jordan 5 Miles south of the Sea of Galilee. There is another called Jisr el-Mujamîyeh , close by that of the new railroad from Haifa to Damascus, or about 7 Miles south of the Sea of Galilee. A third, built of black basalt and having three arches, is known as the Jisr ‘Benat-Yâ‘gub , or ‘bridge of the daughters of Jacob,’ situated about two Miles south of Lake Huleh on the direct caravan route from Acre to Damascus. It is a long plain, sloping uniformly at the rate of 9 feet to the Mile, being at the northern end 3, and at the southern end 12 Miles broad. The most fertile portion under cultivation at the present time is the comparatively narrow floor-bed of the river known as the Zôr , varying from a quarter to two Miles in width, and from 20 to 200 feet in depth below the Ghôr proper
Jericho - New Testament Jericho, founded by Herod the Great, was about one and one half Miles southward in the magnificent wadi Qelt. The spring, ain es-Sultan, issues some 30,000 cubit feet of water daily which falls about 160 feet in the first Mile of its course down many channels to the Jordan River six Miles away, irrigating about 2,500 acres. Jericho is about 740 feet below sea level (accounting for its warm climate) but well above the Dead Sea eight Miles southward which at 1,300 feet below sea level marks the earth's lowest point
Laodicea - In Paul's epistle to the COLOSSIANS (Colossians 4:13-16) Laodicea is associated with Colossae and Hierapolis, which exactly accords with its geographical position, 18 Miles W. of Colossae, six Miles S. It lay in the Roman province "Asia," a Mile S. The hot (at Hierapolis) and cold springs near Laodicea suggested the simile
Hermon - It has three summits, a quarter of a Mile from each other; hence arises the plural "Hermons" (Psalms 42:6), not "Hermonites
Wall - The remains of the Roman or Herodian Jericho are a Mile or two south of the ancient city
Nineveh - ...
In 1842Paul Emile Botta, the French consul at the nearby city of Mosul, became the first excavator of the Near East, when he began digging at Quyundjiq. Sennacherib's city was enclosed by eight Miles of walls with fifteen gates. It had gardens and parks, watered by a thirty-mile long aqueduct
Melita - An island about sixty Miles S. of Sicily, with an area of about ninety-five square Miles. Paul’s Bay, eight Miles from Valetta, five Miles from the old capital Città-Vecchia. There are none now, but in an island with 2000 inhabitants to the square Mile they would be likely to become extinct
Ashtaroth - Eusebius relates that there were at his time two villages of the same name, separated by a distance of 9 Miles, lying between Adara (Edrei) and Abila; viz. , (1) Ashtaroth, the ancient city of Og, 6 Miles from Abila, and (2) Karnaim Ashtaroth, a village in the corner of Bashan, where Job’s village is shown (cf. Following this rivulet’s course for 2 1 / 2 Miles N. Indeed, ¾ of a Mile S. Eusebius’ Ashtaroth must then have been in the proximity of Muzerib , 9 1 /2 Miles S. of Sa‘dîyeh , and 8 Miles N. Even Tell Ash‘arî , 4 1 /4 Miles S
War - It was the practice of the Greeks, when they were within half a Mile of the enemy, to sing their war song
Damascus - This plain is about fifty Miles in circumference; it is open to the desert of Arabiaon the south and east, and is bounded on the other sides by the mountains. It runs a Mile or more through the city from the eastern gate
Jordan - 200 Miles long from its source at Antilebanon to the head of the Dead Sea. The traditional site of Jacob's crossing Jordan (Jisr Benat Yacobe) at his first leaving Beersheba for Padan Aram is a Mile and a half from Merom, and six from the sea of Galilee; in those six its descent with roaring cataracts over the basaltic rocks is 1,050 ft. From the sea of Galilee it winds 200 Miles in the 60 Miles of actual distance to the Dead Sea. Jordan enters Gennesareth two Miles below the ancient city Julias or Bethsaida of Gaulonitis on the E. every Mile. From Jerusalem to Jordan is only a distance of 20 Miles; in that distance the descent is 3,500 ft. The plain of the Jordan between the sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea is generally eight Miles broad, but at the N. end of the Dead Sea the hills recede so that the width is 12 Miles, of which the W. ...
Grove remarks of the Jordan: "so rapid that its course is one continued cataract, so crooked that in its whole lower and main course it has hardly a half Mile straight, so broken with rapids that no boat can swim any distance continuously, so deep below the adjacent country that it is invisible and can only be with difficulty approached; refusing all communication with the ocean, and ending in a lake where navigation is impossible useless for irrigation, it is in fact what its Arabic name signifies, nothing but a 'great watering place,' Sheriat el Khebir
Tomb - Second those known as the tombs of the Judges, and the so-called Jewish tomb about a Mile north of the city. Third, that known as the tomb of the kings, about half a Mile north of the Damascus Gate
Euphrates - It has two sources in the Armenian mountains, one at Domli, 25 Miles N. of the mountain range Ala Tagh, not far from Ararat; the two branches meet at Kebban Maden, the one having run 400 the other 270 Miles. 1,000 Miles to the Persian gulf. The whole course is 1,750 Miles, 650 more than the Tigris and only 200 short of the Indus; for 1,200 it is navigable for boats and small steamers. Its greatest width is 700 or 800 Miles from the mouth, namely, 400 yards across, from its junction with the Khabour (Chebar) at Carchemish, to Werai, a village. But 40 Miles below Lamlum it increases to 200 yards wide, and when joined by the Tigris it is half a Mile wide The yearly inundation in May is clue to the melting of the snows in the Armenian mountains
Scale - ) A series of spaces marked by lines, and representing proportionately larger distances; as, a scale of Miles, yards, feet, etc. , to the dimensions of the corresponding parts of the object that is represented; as, a map on a scale of an inch to a Mile
Jezreel (1) - Now Zerin at the foot of Mount Gilboa, ten Miles S. The main body is an irregular triangle, its base stretching from Engannim to the hills below Nazareth, about 15 Miles: one side formed by the Galilee hills, about 12 Miles; the other 18, running on the northern side of the Samaritan range. The top of the triangle is the pass, half a Mile wide, opening into Accho plain
Pheoenix - As Aradena is a little over a Mile, and Anopolis about 2 Miles, from the harbour of Loutró, the latter is naturally identified with the haven of PhCEnix
Petronilla, Saint And Virgin - She was buried on the estate of Flavia Domitilla, on the road to Ardea, a Mile and a half from Rome (Acts SS
Caesarea - Its special features were a large harbour protected by a huge mole and by a wall with 10 lofty towers and colossi; a promenade round the port, with arches where sailors could lodge; a temple of Augustus raised on a platform, and visible far out at sea, containing two colossal statues of Rome and the Emperor; a system of drainage whereby the tides were utilized to flush the streets; walls embracing a semicircular area stretching for a Mile along the sea-coast; two aqueducts, one of them 8 Miles in length, displaying great engineering skill; a hippodrome; an amphitheatre capable of seating 20,000 persons; a theatre; a court of justice, and many other noble structures
Olives, Mount of - , leaving a Mile of level space between it and the city wall; whereas on the E. Olivet (Et Tur), the historical hill so called, separated from Scopus by a depression running across, is a limestone rounded hill, the whole length two Miles; the height at the Church of the Ascension on the summit is 2,700 ft. The real place of ascension was Bethany, on the eastern slope, a Mile beyond the traditional site (Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:6-11). ...
So public a spot as the summit, visible for Miles from all points, would ill suit the ascension of Him who after the resurrection showed Himself "not unto all the people but to witnesses chosen before of God" (Acts 10:41-42). No date palms (from which Bethany took its name) are to be seen for Miles. , here burst on the view at a Mile and a half distance, as Josephus describes
Tyre - Old Tyre (Palætyrus), on the mainland, he strongly fortified, its walls being 15 Miles in circumference. Hiram now built New Tyre by uniting the scattered islands, half a Mile out to sea, till they enclosed an area 2 1 / 2 Miles in circumference. wide and nearly 2 Miles in length. ‘Hiram’s Tomb,’ a massive limestone sarcophagus, is still shown on the shore 6 Miles S. The mole is now 1 /2 Mile broad
Sea, the Salt - It is 40 geographical Miles long by nine to nine and three quarters broad. It forms an oval divided into two parts by a peninsula projecting from its eastern side, beyond which the southern lagoon, for ten Miles (one fourth of the whole length) is shallow, varying from 12 feet in the middle to three at the edges. The northern bottom lies half a Mile below the level of the coast at Jaffa, and more than two thirds of a Mile below that of Jerusalem! the deepest depression on the earth. The Khasm Usdum or salt mount, a ridge five Miles long, is at the S. above the Dead Sea, or 500 above the ocean, at a point 35 Miles N. The peninsula separating the northern lake from the southern lagoon is called Ghor el Μezraah or el Lisan (the Tongue: so Joshua 15:2 margin); it is ten geographical Miles long by five or six broad. , draining about 6,000 square Miles, bring down the silt and shingle which have filled up the southern part of the estuary
Bethlehem - ...
After the conquest of Canaan it bears the name Bethlehem Judah; distinguishing it from Bethlehem in Zebulun (Joshua 19:15-16; now Beit-lahm, six Miles W. Clarke identified a well of pure water here with that which David thirsted for; but the traditional site is a group of three cisterns half a Mile away on the other side of the wady on the N
Bethany - slope of which Bethany lies, 15 stadia or less than two Miles from Jerusalem (John 11:18), the fourth day, according to Mark, who adds, "after two days was the feast of the Passover" (Mark 14:1). of the mount of Olives, a Mile beyond the summit, near the point at which the road to Jericho makes a sudden descent toward the Jordan valley; a hollow, wooded with olives, almonds, pomegranates, oaks, and carobs; lying below a secondary ridge which shuts out the view of the summit of Olivet
Capernaum - The "round fountain" is three Miles southward. Tell Hum is three or four Miles more to the N. It is on a point of the shore running into the lake, and backed by rising ground, three Miles from where the Jordan enters the lake. Ruins of walls and foundations cover a space half a Mile long by a quarter wide. " The round fountain at Tabiga, two Miles S
Jacob's Well - The sacred associations of the spot, together with the ‘real excellence’ of the water, probably drew visitors regularly both from ʽAskar (¾ Mile away) and from Nâblus (1¾ Miles distant), in spite of nearer and more copious supplies
Get - ...
To get a Mile or other distance, to pass over it in traveling
Damascus - There is a long street of more than a Mile in length that may well have been called 'Straight,' but is now a street of Bazaars
Nile - It has been traced upward for about 2700 Miles, measured by its course, not in a direct line, and its extent is probably over 1000 Miles more. (The course of the river has been traced for 3300 Miles. For the first 1800 Miles (McClintock and Strong say 2300) from its mouth it receives no tributary; but at Kartoom, the capital of Nubia, is the junction of the two great branches, the White Nile and the Blue Nile, so called from the color of the clay which tinges their waters. From this lake to the mouth of the Nile the distance Isaiah 2300 Miles in a straight line --one eleventh the circumference of the globe. From the First Cataract, at Syene, the river flows smoothly at the rate of two or three Miles an hour with a width of half a Mile
Pisidia - was about 120 Miles, and its breadth 50 Miles. In a forest about 1 Mile S. The modern town, 5 Miles S
Capernaum - A full Mile and a half, or two Roman Miles farther, are the ruins of Tell Hûm. These cover a considerable extent of ground, half a Mile in length by a quarter in breadth. ...
Two Roman Miles up the course of a stream which enterst he Lake just beyond Tell Hûm, are ruins which bear the name of Kerâzeh; but between Tell Hûm and the mouth of the Jordan there are no more ruins and no special features. The fountain is a short Mile from this site, and two short (Roman) Miles from Tell Hûm. Eusebius (and Jerome after him) mentions the place as on the Sea of Gennesaret, but throws no further light upon it beyond fixing its distance as two Roman Miles from Chorazin (Onomast
Rachel - Rachel's tomb (Arabic Κubbit Rahil ) is two and a half Miles S. of Jerusalem, one Mile and a half N
Ship - The ship's run from Rhegium to Puteoli, 180 Miles in two days, the wind being full from the S. , and the rate of drift one Mile and a half an hour; the shipwreck must have been off Malta
Damascus - The modern city is delightfully situated about fifty Miles from the sea, in a fertile and extensive plain, watered by the river which the Greeks called Chrysorrhoras, or "Golden River," but which is known by the name of Barrady, and of which the ancient Abana and Pharpar are supposed to have been branches. The city is nearly two Miles in length from its north-east to its north-west extremity; but of very inconsiderable breadth, especially near the middle of its extent, where its width is much contracted. Its streets are narrow; and one of them, called Straight, mentioned in Acts 9:11 , still runs through the city about half a Mile in length. ...
Damascus is surrounded by a fruitful and delightful country, forming a plain nearly eighty Miles in circumference; and the lands, most adjacent to the city, are formed into gardens of great extent, which are stored with fruit trees of every description
Weights And Measures - The stadion or furlong was a Roman measure of 400 cubits or one eighth Roman Mile. The Roman Mile ( Matthew 5:41 ) was 1,620 yards
Sea of Galilee - The Sea is 13 Miles long by 7 across at its broadest part—between Mejdel and Kersa; but in the clear Eastern atmosphere it looks much smaller than it really is. On the western side, from a short distance above what was once the western outlet of the Lake into the Jordan, and stretching some 3 Miles up the Lake-side, the hills—here somewhat rounded and tame, and with but little that is picturesque in their form—slope down to the water’s edge. 447) about 2½ Miles long and ¼ of a Mile broad at its widest part, and at the north end of this is the modern town of Tiberias. Passing it, we have another 3 Miles of sloping hills, broken about midway by the Wady Abu el-Amîs. ...
El-Ghuweir curves along the Lake from Mejdel to Khân Minyeh, a distance of 3 Miles, and it has a breadth of one Mile. With a breadth of 1 to 1½ Miles, it extends 3 Miles along the coast, and then narrows, extending nearly 3 Miles more to Kersa, a short distance to the south of which we meet with the only steep place (Matthew 8:32) on the eastern side of the Lake. high, now bleak and bare, but showing streaks of green where the springs trickle out between the white sandstone and the black superimposed lava—begins to recede, leaving a plain ¼ to ½ Mile broad, and this to the south of Kul at el-Husn widens out into the Ghor or Jordan Valley. A Mile to the southeast of Tell Hûm the depth is 78 ft. This may be understood by the fact that when a westerly wind is blowing, all may be smooth along the shores to the north and south of Tiberias and for a Mile out, but there we may pass in a moment from the region of perfect calm into a gale so violent that the only chance of safety is to run before the wind to the eastern shore
Quarter - The fourth part as the quarter of an hour or of a Mile one quarter of the expense
Jordan - One of these, near Banias, anciently Caesarea Philippi, issues from a large cave in a rocky mountain side, and flows several Miles towards the south-west, where it is joined by the second and larger stream, which originates in a fountain at Tellel-Kady, three Miles west of Banias. But besides these, there is a third and longer stream, which rises beyond the northern limit of Palestine, near Hasbeia on the west side of mount Hermon, flows twenty-four Miles to the south, and unites with the other streams before they enter the "waters of Merom," now lake Huleh, the Jordan flows about nine Miles south-ward to the sea of Tiberias, through which its clear and smooth course may be traced twelve Miles to the lower end. Its average width is about five Miles, but near Jericho it is twelve or fifteen Miles. It is covered in many parts with innumerable cone-like mounds, and sometimes contains a lower and narrow terrace of similar character, perhaps an eighth of a Mile wide. Lieutenant Lynch of the United States navy, who traversed the Jordan in 1848, ascertained that, although the distance from the sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea is but sixty Miles in a straight line, it is two hundred Miles by the course of the river, which has innumerable curves
Phoeni'ce, Phoenic'ia -
What may be termed Phoenicia proper was a narrow undulating plain, extending from the pass of Ras el-Beyad or Abyad , the Promontorium Album of the ancients, about six Miles south of Tyre, to the Nahr el-Auly , the ancient Bostrenus, two Miles north of Sidon. The plain is only 28 Miles in length. Its average breadth is about a Mile; but near Sidon the mountains retreat to a distance of two Miles, and near Tyre to a distance of five Miles. Phoenicia, thus defined is estimated to have been about 120 Miles in length; while its breadth, between Lebanon and the sea, never exceeded 20 Miles, and was generally much less
Eden - To this it is replied, that, according to this scheme, the garden was intersected by a great branch of the Euphrates, in the lower and broadest part of its course; which will give it an extent absolutely irreconcilable with the idea of Adam's "dressing" it by his own manual labour, or even of overlooking it: beside that all communication would be cut off between its different parts by a stream half a Mile in width
Jerusalem - ...
The city, as it now stands surrounded by walls, contains only about one-third of a square Mile. extends from angle to angle, without noticing irregularities, about 3930 feet; the east 2754 feet; the south 3425 feet; and the west 2086 feet; the circumference being about two and a third English Miles. Josephus says that its circumference in his day was 33 stadia, which is more than three and three-quarters English Miles. ...
The sides of the square space allotted to the future city measure 5000 enlarged cubits (of probably 24-1/2 inches), a little less than 2 Miles: the city itself to occupy a square of 4500 cubits each way, with a margin all round of 250 cubits, with large suburbs east and west. 8 Mile, and give about three and a quarter square Miles, which, by the dimensions given above, will be seen to be very much larger than the present Old City
Damascus - The plain is a circle of 30 Miles diameter, watered by the Barada (the ABANA of 2 Kings 5), which bursts through a narrow cleft in the mountain into the country beneath, pouring fertility on every side. The Barada flows through Damascus, and thence eastward 15 Miles, when it divides and one stream falls into lake el Kiblijeh: another into lake esh-Shurkijeh, on the border of the desert. ...
It supplied "white wool and the wine of Helbon" (in Antilebanon, 10 Miles N. a Mile long; it was originally divided by Corinthian colonnades into three avenues, of which the remains are still traced (Acts 9:11); called by the natives "the street of bazaars
Nonconformists - But this was not all (to say nothing of the Test act:) in 1665, an act was brought into the House to banish them from their friends, commonly called the Oxford Five Mile Act, by which all dissenting ministers, on the penalty of forty pounds, who would not take an oath (that it was not lawful, upon any pretence whatever, to take arms against the king, &c) were prohibited from coming within five Miles of any city, town corporate, or borough, or any place where they had exercised their ministry, and from teaching any school
Macrina, the Younger - She was buried by her brother in the grave of her parents in the chapel of the "Forty Martyrs," about a Mile from her monastery
Jericho - , opposite where Israel crossed the Jordan under Joshua, at six Miles' distance. However, modern research places it a quarter of a Mile from the mountain Quarantana (the traditional scene of Christ's temptation), at the fountain of Elisha
Jeru'Salem - It Isaiah 32 Miles distant from the sea and 18 from the Jordan, 20 from Hebron and 36 from Samaria. How sudden is their descent may be gathered from the fact that the level at the point of junction -about a Mile and a quarter from the starting-point of each-- is more than 600 feet below that of the upper plateau from which they began their descent. It is thus nearly a Mile in circumference, and contains 35 acres. After describing these walls, Josephus adds that the whole circumference of the city was 33 stadia, or nearly four English Miles, which is as near as may be the extent indicated by the localities. One of these, constructed by Pilate, has been traced for 40 Miles, though in a straight line the distance is but 13 Miles. The modern wall, built in 1542, forms an irregular quadrangle about 2 1/2 Miles in circuit, with seven gates and 34 towers. " This enclosure, now called Haram esh-Sherif , Isaiah 35 acres in extent, and is nearly a Mile in circuit
Roads And Travel - ...
(4) Milestones. -The roads were provided with a system of Milestones. The Roman Mile was one thousand passus, and by a passus was meant a double-step, after which the feet were in the same relative position as at the first. , a Roman Mile was 430 English ft. shorter than an English Mile. All Milestones in Italy were measured from the miliarium aureum, set up in the Forum at Rome by Augustus. In the provinces systems of Mile-stones counted from various important centres have been found. By this route the journey to Arelate (modern Arles) was only 395 Roman Miles. This road ‘passed about seven or eight Miles south-west of Iconium’ (Ramsay). It is probable that he travelled at the rate of about 21 or 22 English Miles a day, and certain that he stayed at Apameia (for which he must have diverged from the main road) and Philomelion, about three to five days in each
Raca - He accompanied the exiles on their way to Babylon as far as Ramah, 5 Miles north of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 40:1), and the impression produced by his last sight of them took the form of a poetic picture of Rachel, the ancestral mother of the Israelites (who according to one tradition—1 Samuel 10:2—was buried in the neighbourhood), bewailing the fate of her descendants (Jeremiah 31:15). , about 4 Miles south of Jerusalem, and one Mile north of Bethlehem
Magdala - This site is about a Mile south of el-Mejdel. It is three Miles north of Tiberias, and almost the same distance south of Khan Minyeh
Shechem - A city of central Canaan, between the mountains Gerizim and Ebal, thirty-four Miles north of Jerusalem; called also Sychar and Sychem, Acts 7:16 . ...
The valley of Shechem extends several Miles northwest between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, and is about five hundred yards wide; so that in the pure and elastic air of Palestine the two mountains are within hailing distance of each other, one circumstance among thousands evincing the exact truthfulness of Bible narratives, Deuteronomy 27:11-14 Judges 9:7 . At the foot of these mountains on the east lies the beautiful plain of Mukhna, ten Miles long and a Mile and a half wide; and where the valley opens on this plain, Joseph's tomb and Jacob's well are located, by the unanimous consent of Jews, Christians, and Mohammedans
Galilee - These boundaries, excluding Carmel and the area of the lakes, enclosed a province about 50 Miles long by 25 to 35 Miles broad-an area of about 1600 square Miles. It has fallen to this depth in about 19 Miles. Six Miles north of the lake, the river is crossed by the ‘Bridge of the daughters of Jacob,’ on the famous Via Maris of the Middle Ages, the principal thoroughfare between Damascus and the Mediterranean ports. There are the two lakes already mentioned-Huleh, 3½ Miles long by 3 Miles wide (the Samechonitis of Josephus, but probably not the Waters of Merom of Joshua 11:5; Joshua 11:7 [1]); the Lake of Galilee (Gennesaret), 13 Miles long by 8 Miles broad at its widest point. At the present time, it is estimated to be somewhere about 250,000 (including children), spread over an area of 1341 square Miles and inhabiting some 312 towns and villages. This gives 186 to the square Mile. Good reasons have been given for believing that 400,000 is a much more likely figure, which means a population of 440 to the square Mile
Melita - (Μελίτη)...
Melita, now Malta, is an island in the Mediterranean, 47 Miles S. of Sicily, 17 Miles long, 9 Miles broad, and 95 square Miles in area. with her right side to the wind) to avoid being swiftly driven to the African coast, would move in the exact direction of Melita at the mean rate of 1½ Miles an hour, covering the distance from Clauda-about 480 Miles-in a little over 13 days (Acts 27:27). Paul’s Bay without passing within a quarter of a Mile of the low rocky point called Koura, and it was the ominous roar of the waves breaking on this headland-a sound at once detected by practised ears-that led the sailors to surmise that some land, which they could not see in the stormy night, was ‘nearing’ them (Acts 27:27; προσάγειν is one of the many nautical terms which St. ...
The scene of the wreck was about 8 Miles N. of Valetta, and 5 Miles N
Samaria - ) The oblong terraced hill in the center of a basinshaped, valley, a continuation of the Shethem valley, six Miles N. are many columns, erect or prostrate, extending a third of a Mile, and ending in a heap of ruins; each column 16 ft
Rivers And Waterways in the Bible - From the central highlands of East Africa, the Nile with a watershed of over one million square Miles is formed by the union of the White and Blue Niles and flows a distance of nearly 3,500 Miles. Euphrates First mentioned in Genesis 2:14 as one of the four branches of the river that watered the Garden of Eden, the Euphrates flows 1,700 Miles to become the longest river in Western Asia. Tigris From its source in a small lake (Hazar Golu), about 100 Miles west of Lake Van, in Armenia, the Tigris flows in a southeasterly direction for about 1,150 Miles before joining the Euphrates and emptying into the Persian Gulf. Halys River From its sources in the Armenian mountains, the Halys begins its 714-mile flow to the southwest only to be diverted by a secondary ridge into a broad loop until its direction is completely reversed into a northeasterly direction through the mountainous regions bordering the southern shore of the Black Sea. Thus the Hermus (155 Miles) was diverted to prevent the destruction of the harbor of Smyrna (Izmir). Miletus, on the alluvial plain of the Maeander River (236 Miles), was originally established on a deep gulf well sheltered from the prevailing winds. The rains and snow on the mountain summits at heights of over 11,000 feet course down into the 6–10 Mile-wide Beqa which is a part of the great Rift (“Valley of Lebanon,” Joshua 11:17 ). Only about eight Miles wide and fourteen Miles long, the fresh waters of the Galilee and its fishing industry sustained a dense population during most historical periods. At the Galilee's southern end, the Jordan exits and flows 65 Miles on to the Dead Sea (about 1,300 feet below sea level). The Jordan flows 127 Miles with a drainage area of about 6,380 square Miles. The Yarmuk River joins the Jordan five Miles south of the Sea of Galilee. The Jabbok River reaches the Jordan from the east twenty-five Miles north of the Dead Sea. ...
At the Jordan's end, the Dead Sea extends another 45 Miles between high, rugged cliffs of Nubian sandstone and limestone between the arid wilderness bordering the Judean watershed on the west and the Transjordanian plateau on the east. Its total length from the springs to the sea is only twenty-three Miles. Yarkon River The Yarkon is formed by the seasonal runoff from the western slopes of the Samaritan and Judean hills that flows into the Brook Kanah, its major tributary, and the rich springs at the base of Aphek about eight Miles inland from the Mediterranean shoreline. Mediterranean Sea The Mediterranean Sea had a width of 100–600 Miles and stretched over 2,000 Miles from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Palestinian coast. At its southern end its narrow straits (twenty-one Miles wide) open to the Indian Ocean. With a length of about 1,240 Miles and a width that varies from 124 to 223 Miles, the total surface area is just over 176,000 square Miles
Dalmanutha - ]'>[18] 393) suggests a ruined site up the Yarmûk half a Mile from the Jordan called Dalhamia or Dalmamia (Robinson, BRP Caecilia, Saint, Roman Lady - On the morrow his prisoners were beheaded at the place called Pagus Triopius on the Via Appia at the fourth Mile from Rome. Urban and his deacons buried her in the cemetery of Calixtus on the Via Appia near the third Milestone
Jerusalem (2) - The Eastern Valley commences a Mile north of the city wall in a shallow depression near the watershed, a little to the N. ...
The quadrilateral plateau enclosed by these valleys, about half a Mile in breadth and some 1000 acres in extent, was subdivided by several shallow natural valleys. ...
Constructed for Jerusalem, though seven Miles from the city, are the three great reservoirs known as ‘Solomon’s Pools,’ or el-Buruk. The low-level aqueduct, still in use along a good part of its course, may easily be followed to-day along its whole length of 11½ Miles. Of the two supplementary aqueducts, one, of exactly the same construction as the last mentioned, brought water from the copious springs at Wady Arrûb—two-thirds of the way from Jerusalem to Hebron—along an extraordinarily winding conduit 28 Miles long. The other, built on an altogether different principle, is a four-mile channel which gathers water from a long chain of wells in the Wady Biâr on the plan of a Persian kharîz, such as is extensively used in Northern Syria. ...
The special interest of the great ‘low-level aqueduct’ described above, with its total length of 40 Miles, lies in the historical fact tha
Jerusalem - It is 35 Miles east from the Mediterranean sea, and 18 Miles west of the north end of the Dead sea. Zion was 100 feet higher than the temple mount, and the distance across from summit to summit was less than one-third of a Mile; but the descent to the bottom of the ravine separating the two was 100 feet on the side of the temple mount, and 200 feet on the side of Zion. But the distance from the highest point of Jerusalem to the top of Olivet is scarcely more than a Mile. —After describing the walls, Josephus adds that the whole circumference of the city was 33 stadia, or nearly four English Miles, which is as near as may be the extent indicated by the localities
Babylon - ...
Location Traditionally, a mound called Babil, near the Euphrates River and some six Miles northeast of Hillah (southwest of Iraq's capital city Baghdad), has been identified as the location of ancient Babylon. However, the city's location proved to be represented by a number of mounds downstream on the Euphrates 1 1/2-2 1/2 Miles south of Babil, the main ones being Qasr, Amran ibn Ali, Merkes, and Homera. The eastern section with the “Summer Palace” to the north was enclosed by a triangular defensive system of walls running over eight Miles from the Euphrates about one and one half Miles north of the city southeast to turn southwest to rejoin the river about 750 feet south of the city. ”...
Just inside the outer wall system at the north and along the Euphrates was the mound Babil, some 1 1/2-2 1/2 Miles north of the other mounds. Located about five-eights of a Mile south of the royal palaces, its paved floor had inscriptions stating that it had been laid by the Assyrian Kings Ashurbanipal and Esarhaddon
City - Galilee, measuring fifty Miles north and south, and from twenty-five to thirty-five east and west—about the average size of an English shire—is said by Josephus (BJ iii. Tiberias, built by Herod Antipas, was a stately city, whose ruins still indicate a wall three Miles long. The circumference of its walls is given by Pliny as nineteen Roman Miles. Ebal, about a Mile from Nâblus (Shechem)
Alexandria - Recognizing the inconvenience caused by the want of a harbour for 600 Miles along the shore, he selected as the site of a new port the village of Rhacotis, lying on a strip of land between Lake Mareotis and the sea. This he united to the little island of Pharos by a huge mole about a Mile long, and thus he formed two splendid havens, which speedily became the commercial meeting-place of Africa, Asia, and Europe. The city was laid out in shape like the outspread cloak of a Macedonian soldier; in circumference about 15 Miles: and it was divided into quarters by a magnificent street nearly 5 Miles long, and 100 feet wide, running from E
Nineveh - " And the village of Nunia, opposite Mosul, in its name, and the tradition of the natives, ascertains the site of the ancient city, which was near the castle of Arbela, according to Tacitus, so celebrated for the decisive victory of Alexander the Great over the Persians there; the site of which is ascertained by the village of Arbil, about ten German Miles to the east of Nunia, according to Niebuhr's map. According to Diodorus, it was of an oblong form, a hundred and fifty stadia long, and ninety broad, and, consequently, four hundred and eighty in circuit, or forty-eight Miles, reckoning ten stadia to an English Mile, with Major Rennel. Gillies thinks it incredible that these could be transported from Nineveh to Babylon, three hundred Miles distant; but likely enough, if Nineveh was only fifty Miles from Babylon, with a large canal of communication between them, the Nahar Malka, or Royal River. And if the only spot that bears its name, or that can be said to be the place where it was, be indeed the site of one of the most extensive of cities on which the sun ever shone, and which continued for many centuries to be the capital of Assyria,—the principal mounds, few in number, which show neither bricks, stones, nor other materials of building,—but are in many places overgrown with grass, and resemble the mounds left by intrenchments and fortifications of ancient Roman camps, and the appearances of other mounds and ruins less marked than even these, extending for ten Miles, and widely spread, and seeming to be the wreck of former buildings,—show that Nineveh is left without one monument of royalty, without any token whatever of its splendour or wealth: that their place is not known where they were; and that it is indeed a desolation, "empty, void, and waste," its very ruins perished, and less than the wreck of what it was
Commerce - Obsidian, brought by Neolithic traders from Anatolia, has been discovered at sites hundreds of Miles from its place of origin. Mile markers set up along these roads show how often they were repaired and which emperors took a special interest in the outlying districts of his domain
Alexandria - Planned by Dinocrates under the king’s supervision, and built on a neck of land two Miles wide interposed between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mareotis (Mariut), about 14 Miles from the Canopic mouth of the Nile, it became successively the capital of Hellenic, Roman, and Christian Egypt, ‘the greatest mart in the world’ (μέγιστον ἐμπόριον τῆς οἰκουμένης, Strabo, xvii. About 4 Miles long from E. , nearly a Mile wide, and about 15 Miles in circumference, it was quartered-like so many of the Hellenic cities of the period-by two colonnaded thoroughfares crossing each other at a great central square, terminating in the four principal gates, and determining the line of the other streets, so that the whole city was laid out in parallelograms
no'ah - The depression, which, by extending to the Euxine Sea and the Persian Gulf on the one hand and the Gulf of Finland on the other, would open up by three separate channels the "fountains of the great deep," and which included an area of 2000 Miles each way, would, at the end of the fortieth day, be sunk in its centre to the depth of 16,000 feet, --sufficient to bury the loftiest mountains of the district; and yet, having a gradient of declination of but sixteen feet per Mile, the contour of its hills and plains would remain apparently what they had been before, and the doomed inhabitants would, but the water rising along the mountain sides, and one refuge after another swept away
no'ah - The depression, which, by extending to the Euxine Sea and the Persian Gulf on the one hand and the Gulf of Finland on the other, would open up by three separate channels the "fountains of the great deep," and which included an area of 2000 Miles each way, would, at the end of the fortieth day, be sunk in its centre to the depth of 16,000 feet, --sufficient to bury the loftiest mountains of the district; and yet, having a gradient of declination of but sixteen feet per Mile, the contour of its hills and plains would remain apparently what they had been before, and the doomed inhabitants would, but the water rising along the mountain sides, and one refuge after another swept away
Weights And Measures - The Mile (Matthew 5:41) was also borrowed, but is taken from the Roman scale, and was equal to 7
Babylon, History And Religion of - ...
History The city of Babylon was founded in unknown antiquity on the river Euphrates, about 50 Miles south of modern Baghdad. The city spanned the Euphrates and was surrounded by an eleven-mile long outer wall which enclosed suburbs and Nebuchadnezzar's summer palace
Exodus, the - side of the sea at the oasis of Ayun Musa (eight or nine Miles below Suez) where water was abundant. Within a radius of six Miles there is an area of 1,200 acres in plains and wadies commanding the view of Ras Sufsafeh, and formerly the rain supply and fertility were greater when there were more trees; the wadies had dams put across to restrain the waters; the mountains were terraced with gardens. high, 14 Miles long, pierced by only two defiles. Not far off, a recess one Mile and a half long, three quarters broad, would form an additional camping ground
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Arad's attack would be while Israel was near, nor would be wait until Israel withdrew 60 Miles S. ) Next, from Mount Hor Israel compassed Edom by way of the Red Sea (Numbers 21:4), a 220-mile journey, about four weeks, to the brook Zered (Numbers 21:12), the first westward flowing brook they met, marking therefore an epoch in their march. ...
Their defeat caused Balak to summon Balaam to curse Israel from "Pethor, which was on the river (Euphrates) in his native land" (so, Numbers 22:5), at least 350 Miles distant
Abraham - A Mile from Hebron stands a massive oak, called "Abraham's oak
Constantinus i - After taking Verona, Constantine apparently met with little resistance till within a few Miles of Rome, though this is not quite consistent with the statement of Lactantius (de M. With great rashness Maxentius had determined to give battle exactly in front of the Tiber, with the Milvian bridge behind him, about a Mile from the gates of Rome
Egypt - Where this valley terminates, towards the north, the Nile divides itself, about forty or fifty Miles from the seacoast, into several arms, which inclose the so-called Delta. The length of the country, therefore, in a direct line, is about four hundred and fifty Miles, and its area about eleven thousand square Miles. The breadth of the valley, between Essuan and the Delta, is very unequal; in some places the inundations of the river extend to the foot of the mountains; in other parts there remains a strip of a Mile or two in breadth which the water never covers, and which is therefore always dry and barren
Tombs - 17:8, section 3); this (eight stadia or one Mile) is the exact distance between the palace and the tombs
Gennesaret, Land of - Its approximate measurements are about 3 Miles long from N. Stanley’s measurements are wide of the mark when he says that the plain is 6 or 7 Miles long by 5 Miles broad (SP
Besides these waters which drain the region of Galilee immediately west of the Plain of Gennesaret, there are certain fountains in the Plain itself whose waters were used for irrigation: (a) ‘Ain el-Mudauwarah, or ‘Round Fountain,’ situated a little over a Mile N
Moab - The form of fields is still visible; and there are the remains of Roman highways, which in some places are completely paved, and on which there are Mile stones of the times of Trajan, Marcus Aurelius, and Severus, with the number of the Miles legible upon them. The ruins of Medeba are about two Miles in circumference. " And at the distance of a few Miles from the ruined site of Heshbon, according to Captains Irby and Mangles, "there are many artificial caves in a large range of perpendicular cliffs, in some of which are chambers and small sleeping apartments
Jerusalem - on elevated ground south of the center of the country, about thirty-seven Miles from the Mediterranean, and about twenty-four from the Jordan. ...
The third wall, commenced by Herod Agrippa only ten years after the crucifixion of Christ, ran from the tower Hippicus nearly half a Mile northwest to the tower of Psephinos, and sweeping round by the "tombs of the kings," passed down east of Bezetha, and joined the old eastern wall. The whole circumference of the city at that time was a little over four Miles. ...
The modern wall, built in 1542, varies from twenty to sixty feet in height, and is about two and a half Miles in circuit
Kingdom of God - Such teachings as Matthew 5:9 ("Blessed are the peacemakers"); 38-42 ("If someone [2] forces you to go one Mile, go with him two Miles"); 43-47 ("Love your enemies"); Matthew 26:52 ("all who draw the sword will die by the sword"); Mark 12:13-17 ("Give to Caesar what is Caesar's") simply do not permit such an interpretation
Temple - To this infinite number of apartments, into which the temple was disposed, our Lord refers, John 14:2 ; and by a very striking and magnificent simile, borrowed from them, he represents those numerous seats and mansions of heavenly bliss which his Father's house contained, and which were prepared for the everlasting abode of the righteous. The temple itself, strictly so called, which comprised the portico, the sanctuary, and the holy of holies formed only a small part of the sacred edifice on Mount Moriah, being surrounded by spacious courts, making a square of half a Mile in circumference
Christ, Christology - If someone forces you to go one Mile, go with him two Miles
Dead Sea Scrolls - At an oasis one Mile to the south is a smaller settlement called Ain Feshka
Judea - The whole of this extent between Coelo- Syria on the north, and Arabia Petraea on the south, the Mediterranean on the west, and Arabia Deserta on the east, may be considered as situated between 31 10' and 33 15' of north latitude, about a hundred and forty Miles in length, and nearly a hundred in breadth. Reckoning from Dan to Beersheba, which are often mentioned in sacred Scripture as including the more settled and permanent possessions of the Israelites, its length would not exceed a hundred and twenty Miles. It is described in numerous passages of the sacred writings, as all comprised in the Holy Land, from Hamath on the north, to the river of Egypt on the south; and from the Great or Mediterranean Sea on the west, to the deserts of Arabia on the east; a tract of country at least four hundred and sixty Miles in length, and more than a hundred in breadth, Joshua 15:2 , &c; Joshua 19:24 , &c; 1 Chronicles 13:5 ; 2 Chronicles 7:8 ; Ezekiel 47:16 ; Ezekiel 47:20 ; Amos 6:14 . The principal places in the north-east quarter of the province were Jerusalem, the capital, which was entirely destroyed in the reign of Hadrian, and replaced by a new city named AElia, a little farther north, which is now the site of the modern Jerusalem; Jericho, the city of palm trees, about nineteen Miles eastward of Jerusalem, and eight from the river Jordan; Phaselis, built by Herod in memory of his brother, fifteen Miles north-west of Jericho; Archelais, built by Archelaus, ten Miles north of Jericho; Gophna, fifteen Miles north of Jerusalem, in the road to Sichem; Bethel, twelve Miles north of Jerusalem, originally called Luz; Gilgal, about one Mile and a half from Jericho; Engeddi, a hundred furlongs south south-east of Jericho, near the northern extremity of the Dead Sea; Masada, a strong fortress built by Judas Maccabeus, the last refuge of the Jews after the fall of Jerusalem; Ephraim, a small town westward of Jericho; Anathoth, a Levitical town, nearly four Miles north of Jerusalem. In the southeast quarter of the province were situated Bethlehem, or Ephrath, about six Miles south from the capital; Bethzur, now St. Philip, a strong place on the road to Hebron, ten Miles south of Jerusalem; Ziph, a small town between Hebron and the Dead Sea; Zoar, at the southern extremity of the Dead Sea, near the situation of Sodom; Hebron, formerly Kirjath-arba, a very ancient town in a hilly country, twenty-five Miles south of the capital; Arad, about twenty- four Miles southward from Hebron, and near the Ascensus Avrabim, or Scorpion Mountains, on the border of Arabia Petraea; and Thamar, on the southern limit of the province, near the south extremity of the Dead Sea. In the north-west quarter were Bethshemesh, or Heliopolis, a Levitical city, about ten Miles west of the capital; Rama, six Miles north from Jerusalem; Emmaus, a village eight Miles north north-west from Jerusalem, afterward called Nicopolis, in consequence of a victory gained by Vespasian over the revolted Jews; Bethoron, a populous Levitical city on the road to Lydda, a few Miles north-west of Emmaus; Kirjath-jearim, on the road to Joppa, nine Miles westward from the capital; Lydda, now Lod, and called by the Greeks Diospolis, about twelve Miles east of Joppa; Ramla, supposed to be the same as Arimathea, about five Miles south-west of Lydda; Joppa, a maritime town, now Jaffa, about twelve leagues north-west of Jerusalem; Jabne, a walled sea-port town between Joppa and Azotus; and Ekron, a town on the north boundary of the Philistines. In the southwest quarter of Judea were Gath, about twenty Miles west from Jerusalem, near to which were the city of Eleutheropolis, a flourishing place in the second century; Makkedah, a strong place, eight Miles north-east from Eleutheropolis; Bersabe, or Beersheba, about twenty-six Miles south from Eleutheropolis; Gerar, between Beersheba and the sea coast; Azotus, or Ashdod, to the west of Eleuthero-polis, within a few Miles of the sea, and the seat of a bishop in the first ages of the Christian church; Ascalon, a considerable maritime town, above forty-three Miles south-west of Jerusalem; Gaza, fifteen Miles southward from Ascalon; and Raphia, between Gaza and Rhinocurura, remarkable for a great battle in its neighbourhood, in which Philopater, king of Egypt, defeated Antiochus, king of Syria. Its principal cities were Samaria, the capital of the kingdom of Israel, north of Sichem, and equally distant from Jordan and the sea coast, afterward named Sebaste by Herod, in honour of Augustus; Jezrael, or Esdraelon, about four leagues north from Samaria; Sichem, or Sychar, called by the Romans Neapolis, eight Miles south of Samaria, in a valley between the mountains Gerizim and Ebal; Bethsan, called by the Greek writers Scythopolis, about twenty Miles north-east of Sichem; Caesarea of Palestine, anciently called Turris Stratonis, greatly enlarged by Herod, and long the principal city of the province, about nineteen leagues north north-west from Jerusalem; Dora, now Tartura, nine Miles north from Caesarea, on the road to Tyre; Apollonia, now Arzuf, on the sea coast, twenty-two Miles south of Caesarea; and Hadadrimmon, afterward called Maximianopolis, about seventeen Miles eastward of Caesarea. Its principal towns were Capernaum, at the northern extremity of the lake of Gennesareth; Bethsaida, a considerable village a few leagues south of Capernaum; Cinnereth, south of Bethsaida, rebuilt by Herod Antipas, and named Tiberias; Tarichaea, a considerable town at the efflux of the river Jordan from the sea of Tiberias, thirty stadia south from the town of Tiberias; Nazareth, two leagues north-west of Mount Tabor, and equally distant from the lake of Gennesareth and the sea coast; Arbela, six Miles west of Nazareth; Sepphoris, or Dio-Caesarea, now Sefouri, a large and well fortified town, about five leagues north north-west of Mount Tabor; Zabulon, a strong and populous place, sixty stadia south-east of Ptolemais; Acre, or Accon, seven Miles north from the promontory of Carmel, afterward enlarged and called Ptolemais by Ptolemy I, of Egypt, and in the time of the crusades distinguished by the name of Acre, the last city possessed by the Christians in Syria, and was taken and destroyed by the Sultan Serapha, of Egypt, in 1291; Kedes, or Cydissus, a Levitical city at the foot of Mount Panium, twenty Miles south-east of Tyre; Dan, originally Laish, on the north boundary of the Holy Land, about thirty Miles south- east of Sidon; Paneas, near to Dan, or, according to some, only a different name for the same place, was repaired by Philip, son of Herod the Great, and by him named Caesarea, in honour of Augustus, with the addition of Philippi, to distinguish it from the other town of the same name in Samaria; Jotapata, the strongest town in Galilee, about four leagues north north-east of Dio-Caesarea; and Japha and Gischala, two other fortified places in the same district. This province was about sixty Miles from north to south, and forty from east to west. The principal places were Penuel, on the left of the Jabbok, which forms the northern border of the country; Succoth, on the banks of the Jordan, a little farther south; Bethabara, a little below Succoth, where was a place of passage over the river; Amathus, afterward named Assalt, a strong town below the influx of the torrent Jazer; Livias, between Mount Nebo and the northern extremity of the Dead Sea, a town which was so named by Herod, in honour of Livia, the wife of Augustus; Machaerus, a citadel on a steep rock, south of Livias, near the upper end of the Dead Sea; Lasa, or Callerhoe, celebrated for its hot springs, between Machaerus and the river Arnon; Herodium, a fort built by Herod a few Miles farther inland, as a protection against the Moabites; Aroer, a town of Moab, seven leagues east of the Dead Sea; Castra Amonensia, a Roman station, supposed to be the ancient Mephoath, seven leagues north-east of Aroer; Hesbon, or Esbus, the capital of Sihon, anciently famed for its fish pools, seven leagues east from the Jordan, three from Mount Nebo, and nearly in the centre of the province; Madaba, now El-Belkaa, three leagues southeast of Hesbon; Jazer, or Tira, a Levitical city on a small lake, five leagues north-east of Hesbon. Auranitis, or Ituraea, a mountainous and barren tract north of Batantaea, and bounded on the west by a branch of Mount Hermon, contained Bostra, or Bozra, about fifty Miles east from the sea of Tiberias, bordering on Arabia Petraea, afterward enlarged by Trajan, and named Trajana Bostra; and Trachonitis, in 33 15' north latitude, between Hermon and Antilibanus, eastward from the sources of Jordan, and containing Baal-gad, Mispah, Paneas, or Caesarea Philippi, and AEnos, nearly twenty-five Miles east of Panaeas, and as far south south-west of Damascus. One of them, namely, Scythopolis, already described in the account of Samaria, was situated to the west of Jordan; but the other nine were all to the east of that river, namely, Gadara, or Kedar, a strong place on a hill, the capital of Peraea in the time of Josephus, about sixty stadia east from the sea of Tiberias, and much frequented for its hot baths: Hippos, sometimes called Susitha, thirty stadia northwest of Gadara; Dium, or Dion, of which the situation is unknown, but conjectured by D'Anville to have been about seven leagues eastward from Pella, a considerable town supplied with copious fountains, on the river Jabbok, fourteen Miles south-east of Gadara, and celebrated as the place to which the Christians retired, by divine admonition, before the destruction of Jerusalem; Canatha, south-east of Caesarea, and between the Jordan and Mount Hermon; Garasa, afterward Jaras, three leagues north- east from the upper extremity of the sea of Tiberias, and much noted during the crusades; Rabbath-Ammon, the capital of the Ammonites, south-east of Ramoth, and near the source of the Jabbok, on the confines of Arabia, afterward called Philadelphia by Ptolemy Philadelphus, from whom it had received considerable improvements, of which the ruins are still visible; Abila, four leagues east from Gadara, in a fertile tract between the river Hieromax and Mount Gilead; and Capitolais, a town in Batanaea, five or six leagues east north-east of Gadara
Sabbath - ...
"A Sabbath day's journey" was reckoned to be two thousand cubits, or one Mile, Acts 1:12
Weights And Measures - ( a ) The million or Mile, ‘according to Eratosthenes and Strabo’ = 8 1 /3 stadia = 833 1 /3 fathoms
Trade And Commerce - Ostia is now a Mile or two from the sea, owing to the silt thrown up throughout centuries by the yellow river (flauus Tiberis), but the thorough excavation which the site is now undergoing at the hands of the Italian Government has revealed its importance
Bethlehem - The site is now occupied by a miserable village, 6 Miles south-west of Sepphoris and about the same distance north-west of Nazareth, in a well-wooded district of country, planted with oaks (Robinson, Researches, iii. This town (the modern Lahm) is situated about 6 Miles S. There is just one main street or thoroughfare, extending about half a Mile, and largely occupied by workshops, which are little better than arches open to the street. The stream of Messianic hope, as it flows onwards and broadens from age to age, is not unlike that river of Spain which for a considerable part of its course flows underground, and only at intervals Miles apart throws up pools to the surface, which the inhabitants call ‘the eyes’ of the Guadiana. Justin relates other particulars which may have come to him—he was a native of Nablûs, not 40 Miles from Bethlehem—by oral tradition or from apocryphal narratives: such as that the Magi came from Arabia, and that Herod slew all the children of Bethlehem
Jerusalem - It is 32 Miles from the sea, 18 from Jordan, 20 from Hebron, 36 from Samaria; on the edge of one of the highest table lands, 3700 ft. The descent is extraordinary; Jericho, 13 Miles off, is 3,624 ft. , 11 Miles off, is 419 ft. , 25 Miles off, is 2,274 ft. a prolongation of mount Olivet bounds the prospect a Mile from the City. ) The latter conquered at Bethshemesh at the opening of the hills 12 Miles W
Caesarea Philippi - 3), and here the Crusaders built a castle, the ruins of which still stand some fifteen hundred feet above the town, and about a Mile and a quarter to the east (Kula’t Subeibeh)
Temple - a square of one Mile and one seventh, considerably more than the area of the old Jerusalem, temple included
Ascension (2) - of Olives, about a Mile down from the summit
Trade And Commerce - Ostia is now a Mile or two from the sea, owing to the silt thrown up throughout centuries by the yellow river (flauus Tiberis), but the thorough excavation which the site is now undergoing at the hands of the Italian Government has revealed its importance
Paulinus, Bishop of Nola - ...
When Paulinus settled at Nola, the burial-place of Felix, called in the Martyrology of Bede in Pincis or in Pineis, about a Mile from the town, had become the site of four churches ( basilicae ), one built by pope Damasus, and also a chapel
Jerusalem - (2) A deep cleft now known as the Wady er-Rabâbi , and popularly identified with the Valley of the son of Hinnom , which commences on the west side of the city and runs down to and joins the Wady en-Nâr about half a Mile south of the wall of the present city
Rome - in height and one-third of a Mile in circumference
Babylon - It was, according to the least computation, that of Diodorus Siculus, 45 Miles in circumference; and according to Herodotus, the older author of the two, 60 Miles. Within the city was the temple of Belus, or Jupiter, which Herodotus describes as a square of two stadia, or a quarter of a Mile: in the midst of which arose the celebrated tower, to which both the same writer, and Strabo, give an elevation of one stadium, or 660 feet; and the same measure at its base; the whole being divided into eight separate towers, one above another, of decreasing dimensions to the summit; where stood a chapel, containing a couch, table, and other things of gold. This palace was eight Miles in circumference, and strongly fortified with three walls one within another. There is not a single entire edifice, but the country is strewed for Miles with fragments of decayed buildings. " In the rear of the palace, and attached to it, are mounds two Miles in circumference, indicating the utter desolation of buildings, formed to minister to luxury