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Easton's Bible Dictionary [1]

  • A Sabbath-day's journey  Isaiah 2,000 paces or yards from the city walls (  Acts 1:12 ). According to Jewish tradition, it was the distance one might travel without violating the law of  Exodus 16:29 . (See Sabbath .)

    Copyright Statement These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., DD Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Journey'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

  • American Tract Society Bible Dictionary [2]

    A "sabbath-day's journey," among the Jews, seems to have been reckoned at about seven furlongs, or nearly one mile,  Matthew 24:20   Acts 1:12 . An ordinary day's journey is about twenty miles. Persons starting on a journey in the East frequently make their first stage a short one, that they may the more easily send back for any forgotten articles or necessary supplies. This may perhaps apply to the "day's journey" of the parents of Jesus, mentioned in  Luke 2:44 .

    For the journeyings of the Israelites, see Exodus , and WANDERINGS.

    King James Dictionary [3]

    Journey n. jur'ny. L. diurnus, dies.

    1. The travel of a day. 2. Travel by land to any distance and for any time, indefinitely as a journey from London to Paris, or to Rome a journey to visit a brother a week's journey we made two journeys to Philadelphia. 3. Passage form one place to another as a long journey from the upper regions. 4. It may sometimes include a passing by water.

    JOURNEY, jur'ny. To travel form place to place to pass from home to a distance.

    Abram journeyed, going on still towards the south.  Genesis 12

    Webster's Dictionary [4]

    (1): ( n.) Travel or passage from one place to another; hence, figuratively, a passage through life.

    (2): ( n.) The travel or work of a day.

    (3): ( v. i.) To travel from place to place; to go from home to a distance.

    (4): ( v. t.) To traverse; to travel over or through.

    Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament [5]

    JOURNEY. —See Travel.

    Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [6]

    (prop. נָסִע , to Pull Up the stakes of one's tent preparatory to removal; Πορεύομαι ) properly refers to travel by land. (See Traveling). In the East, a Day ' S Journey is reckoned about sixteen or twenty miles. To this distance around the Hebrew camp were the quails scattered for food for the people ( Numbers 11:31). Shaw computes the eleven days' journey from Sinai to Kadesh Barnea ( Deuteronomy 1:2) to be about one hundred and ten miles. The first day's journey ( Luke 2:44) is usually a short one (Hackett's Illustra. Of Script. p. 12). (See Days Journey).

    A Sabbath day's journey ( Acts 1:12) is reckoned by the Hebrews at about seven furlongs, or a little less than one mile, and it is said that if any Jew traveled above this from the city on the Sabbath he was beaten. (See Sabbath-Days Journey).


    (See Jupiter).

    International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [7]

    jûr´ni . See Day 'S Journey; Sabbath Day 'S Journey .