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Morrish Bible Dictionary [1]

This occurs but once in the A.V. and is the translation of words which signify 'the day declined,' as it reads in the margin.  Judges 19:8 .

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(n.) The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [3]


( נַטוֹת הִיּוֹם , Netoth Ha-Yom , The Day S Declining,  Judges 19:8, as in the margin). The Hebrews, in conformity with the Mosaic law, reckoned the Day from evening to evening, and divided it into six unequal parts:

1. The break of day. 2. The morning, or sunrise.

3. The heat of the day. It begins about nine o clock ( Genesis 18:1;  1 Samuel 11:11).

4. Midday.

5. The cool of the Day, literally the Wind of the Day, from the fact that in Eastern countries a wind commences blowing regularly for a few hours before sunset, and continues till evening.

6. The evening. See DAY.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [4]

af - tẽr - noon ´ (נטות היּום , neṭōth ha - yōm , "the declining of the day";  Judges 19:8 the King James Version): The expression כּחם היּום , keḥōm ha - yōm , "in the heat of the day" ( Genesis 18:1 ) refers to the early afternoon when the sun is a little past its zenith, its rays still being very strong. The phrase לרוּח היּום , le - rūaḥ ha - yōm , "in the cool of the day" ( Genesis 3:8 ) is in contrast to the last phrase and points to the late afternoon; in the Orient a cooling breeze arises at this period of the day, and it is then that much of the day's business is transacted. See Day .