were used for measuring and dividing land; and hence the word came to denote a portion or inheritance measured out; a possession ( Psalms 16:6 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Lines". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".