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 ).
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.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Lines". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .