Causeway; Causey


koz'-wa, ko'-zi (more correctly ):

This word occurs in 1 Chronicles 26:16,18 for the Hebrew mecillah; Septuagint pastophorion tes anabaseos. In 2 Chronicles 9:11 the word is translated "terraces" (Septuagint anabaseis). Compare BDB, under the word, where mecilloth, is an error for mic`adhoth (1 Kings 10:12). In all the above passages reference is made to a series or flight of steps leading up into the temple. The word also signifies a prepared, traveled road, as in Numbers 20:19; Judges 20:31,45; 1 Samuel 6:12; 2 Samuel 20:12; 2 Kings 18:17 (Isaiah 36:2); Isaiah 7:3; 11:16; 19:23; 33:8; 40:3; 49:11; Jeremiah 31:21.


In Isaiah 59:7 the word (mecillah) occurs in a figurative sense, so also in Judges 5:20; Proverbs 16:17.

W. N. Stearns

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CAUSEWAY; CAUSEY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.