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Field

Field [S]

(Heb. sadeh), a cultivated field, but unenclosed. It is applied to any cultivated ground or pasture ( Genesis 29:2 ; 31:4 ; 34:7 ), or tillage ( Genesis 37:7 ; 47:24 ). It is also applied to woodland ( Psalms 132:6 ) or mountain top ( Judges 9:32 Judges 9:36 ; 2 Sam 1:21 ). It denotes sometimes a cultivated region as opposed to the wilderness ( Genesis 33:19 ; 36:35 ). Unwalled villages or scattered houses are spoken of as "in the fields" ( Deuteronomy 28:3 Deuteronomy 28:16 ; Leviticus 25:31 ; Mark 6:36 Mark 6:56 ). The "open field" is a place remote from a house ( Genesis 4:8 ; Leviticus 14:7 Leviticus 14:53 ; 17:5 ). Cultivated land of any extent was called a field ( Genesis 23:13 Genesis 23:17 ; 41:8 ; Leviticus 27:16 ; Ruth 4:5 ; Nehemiah 12:29 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Field". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .