Is used with reference to the vault of the heavens (hugh) in Isaiah 40:22, and in a similar sense in The Wisdom of Solomon 13:2 (Revised Version margin), "circle of stars" (kuklos astron). It is also used in the sense of surrounding territory, as in the expression "circle of Jordan" (Genesis 13:10 the Revised Version, margin).

See also CICCAR; ASTRONOMY, sec. III, 1.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CIRCLE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.