East Sea (with the art. הִיָּם הִקִּדמֹנַי, ha-yam hak-kadmoni', the forward sea; Sept. ἡ θάλασσα ἡ πρώτη) is an epithet used in two passages (Joe 2:20; Eze 47:18) of the DEAD SEA SEE DEAD SEA (q.v.), because it lay on the eastern side of the Holy Land. The Mediterranean Sea, because lying in the opposite direction, was on a like account called the West Sea, or the sea on the western border (Nu 34:6; Jos 15:12, etc.). SEE SEA.