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Twilight

TWILIGHT

twi'-lit (nesheph):

The twilight of Palestine is of short duration, owing to the low latitude, there being scarcely more than an hour between sunset and complete darkness. It is a distinct boundary between daytime and the darkness. The people of Palestine still give the time of an event as so many hours before or after sunrise or sunset: "David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day" (1 Samuel 30:17), and "They rose up in the twilight to go" (2 Kings 7:5). The word is evidenly used in the sense of darkness in "the stars of twilight" (Job 3:9) and "The adulterer waiteth for the twilight" (Job 24:15). the King James Version has "twilight" in Ezekiel 12:6, but the Revised Version (British and American) has "dark."

Alfred H. Joy


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