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1. THIS country has in different ages been called by various
names, which have been derived either from its inhabitants, or from
the extraordinary circumstances attached to it. Thus, in Jer. iv. 20.
it is termed generally the land: and hence, both in the Old and New
Testament, the word г, which is sometimes rendered earth, is by
the context in many places determined to mean the promised land
of Israel; as in Josh. ii. 3. They be come to search out all the
country (Sept. nv yv); Matt. v. 5. The meek shall inherit the
earth (y, the land); and in Luke iv. 25. where a great famine is
said to have prevailed throughout all the land (e xadav env gnv).
In like manner, oxoumevn, which primarily means the inhabited world,