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Island

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Island

(Heb. i, "dry land," as opposed to water) occurs in its usual signification (Isaiah 42:4, 10, 12, 15, comp. Jeremiah 47:4), but more frequently simply denotes a maritime region or sea-coast (Isaiah 20:6, R.V.," coastland;" 23:2, 6; Jeremiah 2:10; Ezekiel 27:6, 7). (See CHITTIM.) The shores of the Mediterranean are called the "islands of the sea" (Isaiah 11:11), or the "isles of the Gentiles" (Genesis 10:5), and sometimes simply "isles" (Psalms 72:10); Ezekiel 26:15, 18; 27:3, 35; Daniel 11:18).


Naves Topical Index
Island

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Island

ISLAND, noun i'land. [This is an absurd compound of isle and land, that is, land-in-water land, or ieland-land. There is no such legitimate word in English, and it is found only in books. The genuine word always used in discourse is our native word, Sax.ealong, D.G. eiland.]

1. A tract of land surrounded by water.

2. A large mass of floating ice, is called an island of ice.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Islander

I'SLANDER, noun i'lander. An inhabitant of an ieland.