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field

Hebrew: sadeh)

Meaning: a cultivated field, but unenclosed

It is applied to any cultivated ground or pasture (Genesis 29:2; 31:4; 34:7), or tillage (Genesis 37:7; 47:24). It is, also, applied to woodland (Ps. 132:6) or mountain top (Judg. 9:32, 36; 2 Sam. 1:21).

It denotes sometimes a cultivated region, as opposed to the wilderness (Genesis 33:19; 36:35).

Unwalled villages or scattered houses are spoken of as “in the fields” (Deut. 28:3, 16; Lev. 25:31; Mark 6:36, 56).

The “open field” is a place remote from a house (Genesis 4:8; Lev. 14:7, 53; 17:5).

Cultivated land of any extent was called a field (Genesis 23:13, 17; 41:8; Lev. 27:16; Ruth 4:5; Neh. 12:29).

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