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Island

Hebrew: 'i, “dry land,” as opposed to water

This word occurs in its usual signification (Isaiah 42:4, 10, 12, 15, compare Jeremiah 47:4), but more frequently simply denotes a maritime region or sea-coast (Isaiah 20:6, Revised Version, “coastland;” 23:2, 6; Jeremiah 2:10; Ezek. 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); Ezek. 26:15, 18; 27:3, 35; Dan. 11:18).