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