Afternoon - Biblical Cyclopedia

Afternoon

Afternoon (נַטוֹת הִיּוֹם, netoth' ha-yom', the day's declining, Jg 19:8, as in the margin). The Hebrews, in conformity with the Mosaic law, reckoned the day from evening to evening, and divided it into six unequal parts:

1. The break of day.

2. The morning, or sunrise.

Definition of after

3. The heat of the day. It begins about nine o'clock (Ge 18:1; 1Sa 11:11).

4. Midday.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

5. The cool of the day, literally the wind of the day, from the fact that in Eastern countries a wind commences blowing regularly for a few hours before sunset, and continues till evening.

6. The evening. See DAY.

 
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