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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Stream:

strem:

(1) nachal, English Versions of the Bible "stream," as: "Behold, he smote the rock, so that waters gushed out, and streams overflowed" (Ps 78:20). Often "valley," as "the valley (the King James Version "river") of the Arnon" (De 2:24); or "brook," as "the brook (the King James Version "river") of Egypt" (Jos 15:4; see BROOK or EGYPT); or "river," as "the river Kishon" (Jud 4:7).

(2) nahar (Aramaic nehar (Da 7:10); compare Arabic nahr, "river"): "He bindeth the streams," the King James Version "floods" (Job 28:11); "the River" (Euphrates) (Ex 23:31, etc.); "Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus" (2Ki 5:12).

(3) pelegh, the root palagh, "to split," "to divide," hence, "cleft," "channel": "a tree planted by the streams (the King James Version "rivers") of water" (Ps 1:3); "There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God" (Ps 46:4); but: "The king's heart is.... as the watercourses" (the King James Version "rivers of water") (Pr 21:1).

(4) ?aphiq, the root ?aphaq, "to be strong," hence, "channel," "valley," as holding, confining (BDB): "the streams in the South" (Ps 126:4); elsewhere "brook," as "the brooks (the King James Version "rivers") of Judah" (Joe 3:18); or "channel," as "the channel of brooks" (Job 6:15); or "watercourses" (the Revised Version margin "ravines," the King James Version "rivers") (Eze 6:3, etc.).

(5) ye'or, from Egyptian ?iotr, ?io'r, especially of the Nile, as: "Seven other kine came up after them out of the river" (Ge 41:3); the Revised Version (British and American) "stream," the King James Version "river" (Ex 7:19; 8:5);, the Revised Version (British and American) "stream," the King James Version "brook"; "The streams (margin "canals") of Egypt shall be diminished and dried up" (Isa 19:6).

(6) yabhal, the root yabhal, "to bear along": "brooks and streams of waters" (Isa 30:25); compare yabhal, "river," "that spreadeth out its roots by the river" (Jer 17:8); ?ubhal, "the river Ulai" (Da 8:2).

(7) nazal, "to flow," "to trickle": "He brought streams also out of the rock" (Ps 78:16).

(8) ?eshedh, "the slope of the valleys," the King James Version "the stream of the brooks" (Nu 21:15); compare ?ashedhoth, "the slopes" (Jos 10:40); "the slopes (margin "springs") of Pisgah" (De 3:17).

(9) potamos, "The stream brake against that house" (Lu 6:48,49); elsewhere "river," as "the river Jordan" (Mr 1:5).

(10) kludon, "stream," the King James Version The Wisdom of Solomon 19:7 (the Revised Version (British and American) "surge").



Written by Alfred Ely Day

See BROOK

See CANALS

See CHANNEL

See RIVER

See VALE

See WATERCOURSE

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
 

Stream:

For STREAM see RIVER

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