Earth - Biblical and Theological Dictionary

is used for that gross element which sustains and nourishes us by producing plants and fruits; for the continent as distinguished from the sea, “God called the dry land earth,” Gen 1:10; for the terraqueous globe, and its contents, men, animals, plants, metals, waters, &c, “The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof,” Psa 24:1; for the inhabitants of the earth, or continent, “The whole earth was of one language,” Gen 11:1; for Judea, or the whole empire of Chaldea and Assyria. Thus Cyrus says, Ezr 1:2, “The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth.” The restriction of the term “earth” to Judea is more common in Scripture than is usually supposed; and this acceptation of it has great effect on several passages, in which it ought to be so understood.

Earth in a moral sense is opposed to heaven, and to what is spiritual. “He that is of the earth is earthy, and speaketh of the earth; he that cometh from above is above all.” Joh 3:31. “If ye then be risen with Christ, set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth,” Col 3:1,

Consult other dictionaries:

Earth - American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Earth - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Earth - Easton's Bible Dictionary

Earth - Synonyms of the Old Testament

Earth - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Earth - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Earth - The Poor Man’s Concordance and Dictionary to the Sacred Scriptures

Earth - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Earth - Popular Cyclopedia Biblical Literature

Earth - Concise Bible Dictionary

Earth - Nave's Topical Bible

Earth - People's Dictionary of the Bible

Earth - Smith's Bible Dictionary

Earth - A Symbolical Dictionary

Earth - Thompson Chain-Reference Bible

Earth - Vine's Dictionary of New Testament Words

Earth - Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

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