Sea

The Hebrews so designated any large body of water, whether lake, river, sea, or ocean
(Gen. 1:1010And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:10); Deut. 30:1313Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? (Deuteronomy 30:13); Job 14:1111As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: (Job 14:11); Isa. 19:55And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up. (Isaiah 19:5); Jer. 51:3636Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry. (Jeremiah 51:36); Ezek. 32:22Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers. (Ezekiel 32:2)). (1) “Molten sea” was the immense brass layer of Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 7:23-2623And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. 24And under the brim of it round about there were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast. 25It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward. 26And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths. (1 Kings 7:23‑26)). (2) “Sea of the Plain” (Deut. 4:4949And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah. (Deuteronomy 4:49)). [SALT SEA.] (3) “Great Sea” (Josh. 15:4747Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages, unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof: (Joshua 15:47)), “uttermost sea” (Deut. 11:2424Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be. (Deuteronomy 11:24)), the Mediterranean, between Europe and Africa. (4) “Sea of Tiberias” [GENNESARET.] (5) “Sea of Merom” [MEROM.]