What does Suburbs mean in the Bible?


Easton's Bible Dictionary - Suburbs
The immediate vicinity of a city or town (Numbers 35:3,7 ; Ezekiel 45:2 ). In 2 Kings 23:11 the Hebrew word there used (parvarim) occurs nowhere else. The Revised Version renders it "precincts." The singular form of this Hebrew word (parvar) is supposed by some to be the same as Parbar (q.v.), which occurs twice in 1 Chronicles 26:18 .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Suburbs
Pastureland around cities that were used in common for the feeding of sheep, cattle, and other animals (Leviticus 25:34 ). Other versions translate, “open land” (NRSV); “pastureland” (NIV); and “pasture fields” (NAS). See Cities and Urban Life .
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Suburbs
A. Noun.
Migrâsh (מִגְרָשָׁה, Strong's #4054), “suburbs; pasture land; open land.” This noun occurs about 100 times, mainly in Joshua and First Chronicles. It denotes the untilled ground outside a city or the “pasture land” belonging to the cities: “For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance” (Josh. 14:4).
Ezekiel describes a strip of land for the Levites around the city. Part of the land was to be used for houses and part to be left: “And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof” (Ezek. 48:15). The Septuagint translates the word perisporia (“suburb”).
B. Verb.
Gârash (גָּרַשׁ, Strong's #1644), “to drive out, cast out.” This verb occurs about 45 times. An early occurrence in the Old Testament is in Exod. 34:11: “… Behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite.…” The word may be used of a divorced woman as in Lev. 21:7—a woman that is “put away from her husband.”

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a'Nem - (two springs ), a city of Issachar, with "suburbs," belonging to the (Gershonites)
a'Ner - (boy ), a city of Manasseh, west of Jordan, with "suburbs," given to the Kohathites
a'Ner - (boy ), a city of Manasseh, west of Jordan, with "suburbs," given to the Kohathites
al'Mon - (concealed ) a city within the tribe of Benjamin, with "suburbs" given to the priests
Country Club - A club usually located in the Suburbs or vicinity of a city or town and devoted mainly to outdoor sports
hi'Len - (place of caves ), the name of city of Judah allotted with its Suburbs to the priests
Cocagne - ) The land of cockneys; cockneydom; - a term applied to London and its Suburbs
Environs - ) The parts or places which surround another place, or lie in its neighborhood; Suburbs; as, the environs of a city or town
Gib'Bethon - (a hill ), a town allotted to the tribe of Dan, ( Joshua 19:44 ) and afterwards given with its "suburbs" to the Kohathite Levites
el-Tekeh - (God its fear ), one of the cities in the border of Dan, ( Joshua 19:44 ) which with its Suburbs was allotted to the Kohathite Levites
Huldah - ) Wife of Shallum, keeper of the wardrobe; living in the Suburbs cokkege of Jerusalem
Kish'Ion - (hardness ), one of the towns on the boundary of the tribe of Issachar, ( Joshua 19:20 ) which with its Suburbs was allotted to the Gershonite Levites
Jokmeam - Gathering of the people, a city of Ephraim, which was given with its Suburbs to the Levites (1 Chronicles 6:68 )
Hel'Hath - (portion ), the town named as the starting-point for the boundary of the tribe of Asher, ( Joshua 19:25 ) and allotted with its "suburbs" to the Gershonite Levites
Kibza'im - (two heaps ), a city of Mount Ephraim, given up with its "suburbs" to the Kohathite Levites
Parbar - ' Gesenius identifies it with parvar , 'suburbs,' 2 Kings 23:11 , 'precincts,' R
Jok'ne-am - (possessed by the people ), a city of the tribe of Zebulun, allotted with its Suburbs to the Merarite Levites
Nathan-Melech - A eunuch or chamberlain in Josiah's court, by whose chamber at the entering in of Jehovah's house, in the Suburbs, were the horses sacred to the sun; these Josiah took away and burned the sun chariots with fire (2 Kings 23:11)
Bozer - A Reubenite city with Suburbs, in the mishor or downs
Jokneam - , on Carmel, allotted with its Suburbs to the Merarite Levites
Suburbs - ...
Migrâsh (מִגְרָשָׁה, Strong's #4054), “suburbs; pasture land; open land. It denotes the untilled ground outside a city or the “pasture land” belonging to the cities: “For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their Suburbs for their cattle and for their substance” ( Suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof” ( Giloh - Some scholars locate it at khirbet Jala in the Suburbs of Jerusalem, but most think Giloh was actually further south
Lyceum - ) A place of exercise with covered walks, in the Suburbs of Athens, where Aristotle taught philosophy
Eshtemoa - Allotted with its Suburbs to the priests (Joshua 21:14; 1 Chronicles 6:57; compare 1 Chronicles 4:17). road to the village Semu'a at a distance of 3,000 cubits, the Levitical extent of Suburbs and the boundary of the village possessions to this day (Palestine Exploration)
Bergerac, Peace of - Huguenot worship was restricted to Suburbs of one town in each bailiwick and to places where it had been hitherto practised
Villages - where a city is mentioned and 'its villages,' but at times nothing more is meant than its 'suburbs,' not in the sense of separate villages
an'Athoth, - a priests' city belonging to the tribe of Benjamin, with "suburbs
en-Gan'Nim - (Joshua 19:21 ) allotted with its "suburbs" to the Gershonite Levites, (Joshua 21:29 ) probably Jenin , the first village encountered on the ascent from the great plain of Esdraelon into the hills of the central country
Jok'me-am - (gathered by the people ), a city of Ephraim, given with its Suburbs to a Kohathite Levites
an'Athoth, - a priests' city belonging to the tribe of Benjamin, with "suburbs
Meph'a-Ath - It was one of the cities allotted with their Suburbs to the Merarite Levites
Nahal'al, - (pasture ), one of the cities of Zebulun, given with its "suburbs" to the Merarite Levites
Jar'Muth - ...
A city of Issachar allotted with its Suburbs to the Gershonite Levites
Wagon - ) To wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its Suburbs
Parbar - Suggested renderings of the plural of parbar (or a related term) in 2 Kings 23:11 include: precincts (NAS, NRSV), court (NIV), and Suburbs (KJV)
Mamre - He gave his name to the town where he dwelt, afterwards Hebron, in the Suburbs of which was a large terebinth-tree, or grove, (see Genesis 13:18 18:1
Village - This word in addition to its ordinary sense, is often used, especially in the enumeration of towns in (Joshua 13:15,19 ) to imply unwalled Suburbs outside the walled towns
Suburb - (1) In 2 Kings 23:11 a certain chamber, really within the Temple precincts, is said to have been ‘in the Suburbs’ (Heb. ...
(2) In all other instances ‘suburbs’ occurs only in connexion with the so-called Levitical cities, as the rendering derived from the Vulg
Areopagus - the high court at Athens, famed for the justice of its decisions; and so called, because it sat on a hill of the same name, or in the Suburbs of the city, dedicated to Mars, the god of war, as the city was to Minerva, his sister
Gib'Eon - (Joshua 18:25 ) and with its "suburbs" was allotted to the priests, ch
Villages - chatser , an enclosure of huts; chatserot ; from a root "to enclose"; unwalled Suburbs outside of walled towns (Joshua 13:23; Joshua 13:28; Joshua 15:32; Leviticus 25:31; Leviticus 25:34)
Sabbath-Day's Journey - We find the same distance given as the circumference outside the walls of the Levitical cities to be counted as their Suburbs
Rehoboth - Rehoboth-Ir, “broad places of the city,” likely denotes an open space within Nineveh or its Suburbs (Genesis 10:11 ) rather than a separate city between Nineveh and Calah
ge'ba - (a hill ), a city of Benjamin, with "suburbs," allotted to the priests
Parbar - The Parvarim in 2 Kings 23:11, "suburbs," were probably on the E
Resen - That the words ‘the same is a great city’ should refer to Resen alone seems unlikely more probably Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, and Calah are included, the two latter forming, with Resen, Suburbs of the first
Dehir - It was one of the cities given with their "suburbs" to the priests
Parbar - ]'>[1] ‘ Suburbs ,’ RV Merarites - Twelve cities with their Suburbs were assigned to them (Joshua 21:7,34-40 )
de'Bir - " (Joshua 15:49 ) It was one of the cities given with their "suburbs" to the priests
de'Bir - " (Joshua 15:49 ) It was one of the cities given with their "suburbs" to the priests
ke'Desh - ...
Kedesh; also Kedesh in Galilee; and once, (Judges 4:6 ) Kedesh-naphtali, one of the fortified cities of the tribe of Naphtali, named between Hazor and Edrei, (Joshua 19:37 ) appointed as a city of refuge, and allotted with its "suburbs" to the Gershonite Levites
Benedictus i, Pope - Though they never actually penetrated into the city of Rome, they ravaged the Suburbs, violated the cemeteries, and persecuted the Christians
Abbot - Their monasteries being remote from cities, and built in the farthest solitudes, they had no share in ecclesiastical affairs; but, there being among them several persons of learning, they were called out of their deserts by the bishops, and fixed in the Suburbs of the cities; and at length in the cities themselves
Joram or Jehoram - Joram was wounded in a battle with Hazael, and met his death, in the Suburbs of Ramoth-gilead, by the hand of Jehu his general
Gaza - The Suburbs of Gaza are composed of wretched mud huts; but within side the town the buildings make a much better appearance than those we had generally met with in Syria. The Suburbs and environs of Gaza are rendered infinitely agreeable by a number of large gardens, cultivated with the nicest care, which lie in a direction north and south of the town; while others of the same description run to a considerable distance westward
Sharon - The Suburbs (RVm 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
Gethsemane - Gardens and pleasure grounds abounded then in the Suburbs (Josephus, B
City - ...
A city with Suburbs was a city surrounded with open pasture-grounds, such as the forty-eight cities which were given to the Levites (Numbers 35:2-7 )
Smyrna - In addition to its picturesque situation it was commended by its handsome and excellently paved streets, which were fringed by the groves in the Suburbs. It rises in the very Suburbs of the city, and is fed by a large number of springs, which rise close to one another
Levite - Along with their dwellings they had "suburbs", i
Libnah - A priests' city with its "suburbs" (Joshua 10:29-30; Joshua 10:32-39; Joshua 12:15; Joshua 15:42; Joshua 21:13)
Iconium - But some Christians of the Greek and Armenian churches, with a Greek archbishop, are yet found in the Suburbs of this city, who are not permitted to reside within the walls
Levitical Cities - Unwalled Suburbs and fields outside the cities remained tribal property
Sun - The horses sacred to the sun, and used in processions to meet the rising sun, were kept at the entering in of the house of Jehovah in the portico (as Gesenius explains parwarim in 2 Kings 23:11, not "suburbs") at the western side of the outer temple court
Mountain Range - A further extension of this meaning applies this word to an area which is primarily mountainous; the word focuses on the territory in general rather than on the mountains in particular: “And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the Suburbs thereof round about it” ( Refuge - And so exact was the law to be regarded, that on the poor fugitive's arrival at the Suburbs of either of those cities, the congregation was to proceed on the subject of enquiry; and if any malice pretense was found in the mind towards the person he had murdered, the law enjoined that he should be taken even from the altar, and put to death. ...
And this security, even to the unintentional murderer, continued only while he remained in the city of refuge; for if he was found without the Suburbs, the avenger of blood might by law kill him
Baasha - For the Levites left their Suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had east them off from executing the priest's office unto the Lord
Jehoshaphat, Valley of - The word "city" comprises the surrounding Suburbs (Numbers 35:25-28; 1 Kings 2:36-37)
All - Not only does it indicate that the noun modified is a plurality, but also that the unit formed by the addition of kôl includes everything in the category indicated by the noun: “All the cities were ten with their Suburbs for the families of the children of Kohath that remained” ( Court - ...
The Book of Joshua includes Israel’s victories in Canaan’s major cities as well as the Suburbs: “Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their villages …” (19:7; Tyre - ), Suburbs began to rise along the coast, on or near the site of Old Tyre, Palae-Tyrus
Atticus, Archbaptist of Constantinople - A large proportion of the Christian population of Constantinople still refused communion with the usurper, and continued to hold their religious assemblies, more numerously attended than the churches, in the open air in the Suburbs of the city (Niceph
Proselyte - It is said they did not dwell in the cities, but only in the Suburbs and the villages; but it is certain that the Jews often admitted into their cities, not only proselytes of habitation, but also Gentiles and idolaters, as appears by the reproaches on this account, throughout the Scriptures
Garden - An enclosure in the Suburbs, fenced with a hedge or wall (Isaiah 5:5; Proverbs 24:31), planted with flowers, shrubs, and trees, guarded (from whence comes "garden") by watchmen in a lodge or tower (Isaiah 1:8, when the lodge is forsaken by the keeper, the bore poles leaning every way and the green boughs of the roof scattered, there could scarcely be a more vivid picture of Zion's desolation, Mark 12:1) to drive away wild beasts and robbers (Job 27:18)
Damascus - It is surrounded by a circular wall, which is strong, though not lofty; but its Suburbs are extensive and irregular
Bezer - For though the manslayer, when entered within the Suburbs, could not be taken from thence, yet neither could he go abroad; if he did, he died
Rome - The diocese comprises 66 parishes, 56 in the city and 10 in the Suburbs, with 362 churches and chapels and 550 secular priests; also the four great basilicas: Saint John Lateran, Saint Peter's, Saint Paul's Outside the Walls, and Saint Mary Major
Goel - If, however, the goel found him without the city, or beyond its Suburbs, he might slay him without being guilty of blood, Numbers 35:26-27
Priest - (Exodus 23:19 ; Leviticus 2:14 ; 26:1-10) ...
On their settlement in Canaan the priestly families had thirteen cities assigned them, with "suburbs" or pasture-grounds for their flocks
Live - ...
Infrequently chayyah represents a domesticated animal: “And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and the Suburbs of them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts” ( 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
Rome, - It had long outgrown the old Servian wall; but the limits of the Suburbs cannot be exactly defined
Bethlehem - The town appeared covering the ridge of a hill on the southern side of a deep and extensive valley, and reaching from east to west; the most conspicuous object being the monastery, erected over the cave of the nativity, in the Suburbs, and upon the eastern side
Oracle - Apollo had the greatest number: such as those of Claros, of the Branchidae, of the Suburbs of Daphne at Antioch, of Delos, of Argos, of Troas, AEolis, &c, of Baiae in Italy, and others in Cilicia, in Egypt, in the Alps, in Thrace, at Corinth, in Arcadia, in Laconia, and in many other places enumerated by Van Dale. The fountains also delivered oracles, for to each of them a divinity was ascribed: such was the fountain of Castalia at Delphi, another of the same name in the Suburbs of Antioch, and the prophetic fountain near the temple of Ceres in Achaia
Weights And Measures - " (Exodus 16:29 ) An exception was allowed for the purpose of worshipping at the tabernacle; and, as 2000 cubits was the prescribed space to be kept between the ark and the people as well as the extent of the Suburbs of the Levitical cities on every side, (Numbers 35:5 ) this was taken for the length of a Sabbath-day's journey measured front the wall of the city in which the traveller lived
Sabbath - ...
The Levites' Suburbs extended to the same distance from their walls (Numbers 35:5)
Temple - No space shall be within its precincts which is not consecrated; whereas in the old temple there was a greater latitude as to the exterior precincts or Suburbs (2 Kings 23:11). side, one to Zion, two to the Suburbs, and one by steps through the valley into the other city
Levites - ...
Forty-eight cities were appointed them (four on the average from each tribe), including the six cities of refuge and (of Suburbs, meadow for their cattle) 1,000 cubits out from the city walls, each of the four sides being 2,000 cubits long
Babylon, History And Religion of - The city spanned the Euphrates and was surrounded by an eleven-mile long outer wall which enclosed Suburbs and Nebuchadnezzar's summer palace
Jerusalem - ...
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
Presence - ...
‘To heaven’s high city I direct my journey,...
Whose spangled Suburbs entertain mine eye;...
Mine eye, by contemplation’s great attorney,...
Transcends the crystal pavement of the sky
Tombs - Again the phrase "city of David" includes the immediate environs (1618831941_18; 1 Kings 2:36-37, where the Suburbs up to Kedron are included); moreover, "house" is applied to the tomb (Job 30:23; Ecclesiastes 12:5; Isaiah 14:18-19)
Jerusalem - The arguments from topography are strongly against the tradition; and it would seem that this whole region, if not actually within the wall, must have been at least occupied by the city Suburbs at that time
Priest - Thirteen cities within Judah, Benjamin, and Simeon (whereas the Levites were scattered through Israel) with Suburbs were assigned to them (Joshua 21:13-19)
Preaching - At Naioth, in the Suburbs of Ramah, there was one where Samuel dwelt; and there was one at Jericho, and a third at Bethel, to which Elijah and Elisha often resorted
Kings, the Books of - Assyrian and Chaldee forms occur, found in Jeremiah, but not found in the earlier historical books (Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel): eekoh for 'eekow (2 Kings 6:13); 'akilah , "meat" (1 Kings 19:8); 'almugim ((1 Kings 10:11, 12); 'omnowt , "pillars" (2 Kings 18:16); ura'owt , "stalls" (1 Kings 4:26); barbuwrim , "fowls" (1 Kings 4:23); gahar , "stretch" ((1 Kings 18:42); 'apheer for 'eepheer ((1 Kings 20:38, 41); gub , "husbandman" (2 Kings 25:12); galom , "wrap" (2 Kings 2:8); dobrot , "floats" (1 Kings 5:9);Ζif (2 Kings 17:7-234; 1 Kings 6:37); chapha' , "act secretly" (2 Kings 17:9); yatsiah , "chamber" (1 Kings 6:5-6; 1 Kings 6:10) ma'abeh , "clay" (1 Kings 7:46); nada' , "drive" (2 Kings 17:21); neshiy , "debt" (2 Kings 4:7); sar , "heavy" (1 Kings 20:43; 1 Kings 21:4-5); pharbar , "suburbs" (2 Kings 25:11-129); qab , "measure" (2 Kings 6:25); qabal , "before" (Jeremiah 25:20-213); tabanowt , "camp" (Jeremiah 39:1-7); kothereth "chaptier", mezammerot "snuffers", both in Kings, Chronicles, and Jeremiah; mekonah , "base", in Ezra also
Jeru'Salem - ) The third wall was built by King Herod Agrippa, and was intended to enclose the Suburbs which had grown out on the northern sides of the city, which before this had been left exposed
Golgotha - The words ‘without the gate’ and ‘nigh to the city’ could scarcely mean ‘within the Suburbs’ (Schaff)
Jerusalem - The third wall was built by King Herod Agrippa; and was intended to enclose the Suburbs on the northern sides of the city, which before this had been left exposed
Priests And Levites - According to Numbers 35:1-8 , there were assigned to the Levites in different parts of Palestine 48 cities with Suburbs and surrounding pasture land to about 500 yards distance
Law of Moses - ( Leviticus 25:29,30 ) But the houses of the Levites , or those in unwalled villages, to be redeemable at all times, in the same way as land; and the Levitical Suburbs to be inalienable
Jerusalem - 8:6, section 1), taking in the outlying Suburbs (1 Kings 3:1; 1 Kings 9:15; 1 Kings 9:24)
Preaching - At Naioth, in the Suburbs of Ramah, there was one, where Samuel dwelt; there was another at Jericho, and a third at Bethel, to which Elijah and Elisha often resorted
Jerusalem (2) - edge of this valley, and the Suburbs which grew up to its north were enclosed by the second wall
Synods - Chrysostom, too, in his distress, implored, at a subsequent period, the interference of Innocent, the then occupant of the papal chair, with the emperor of the east, for the purpose of procuring a reversal of the sentence of deposition pronounced against him by an obscure synod in the Suburbs of Chalcedon