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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Street:

The street called "Straight" at Damascus (Act 9:11) is "a long broad street, running from east to west, about a mile in length, and forming the principal thoroughfare in the city." In Oriental towns streets are usually narrow and irregular and filthy (Psa 18:42; Isa 10:6). "It is remarkable," says Porter, "that all the important cities of Palestine and Syria Samaria, Caesarea, Gerasa, Bozrah, Damascus, Palmyra, had their 'straight streets' running through the centre of the city, and lined with stately rows of columns. The most perfect now remaining are those of Palmyra and Gerasa, where long ranges of the columns still stand.", Through Samaria, etc.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Street:

stret.

See CITY

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4113 Greek: plateia

Street:

grammatically the feminine of platus, "broad," is used as a noun (hodos, "a way," being understood, i.e., "a broad way"), "a street," Mat 6:5; 12:19 (in some texts, Mar 6:56); Luk 10:10; 13:26; 14:21; Act 5:15; Rev 11:8; 21:21; 22:2.

2 Strong's Number: g296 Greek: amphodon

Street:

properly "a way around" (amphi, "around," hodos, "a way"), occurs in Mar 11:4, RV, "the open street" (AV, "where two ways met").

Note: For rhume, see LANE. For agora, see MARKET.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Street:

The streets of a modern Oriental town present a great contrast to those with which we are familiar, being generally narrow, tortuous and gloomy, even in the best towns. Their character is mainly fixed by the climate and the style of architecture, the narrowness being due to the extreme heat, and the gloominess to the circumstance of the windows looking for the most part into the inner court. The street called "Straight," in Damascus (Acts 9:11) was an exception to the rule of narrowness: it was a noble thoroughfare, one hundred feet wide. divided in the Roman age by colonnades into three avenues, the central one for foot passengers, the side passages for vehicles and horsemen going in different directions. The shops and warehouses were probably collected together into bazaars in ancient as in modern times (Jeremiah 37:21). That streets occasionally had names appears from Jeremiah 37:21; Acts 9:11. That they were generally unpaved may be inferred from the notices of the pavement laid by Herod the Great at Antioch, and by Herod Agrippa II. at Jerusalem. Hence pavement forms one of the peculiar features of the ideal Jerusalem (Tobias 13:17; Revelation 21:21). Each street and bazaar in a modern town is locked up at night; the same custom appears to have prevailed in ancient times (Solomon 3:3).

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