Journey (prop. נָסִע, to pull up the stakes of one's tent preparatory to removal; πορεύομαι) properly refers to travel by land. SEE TRAVELING. In the East, a day's journey is reckoned about sixteen or twenty miles. To this distance around the Hebrew camp were the quails scattered for food for the people (Nu 11:31). Shaw computes the eleven days' journey from Sinai to Kadesh Barnea (De 1:2) to be about one hundred and ten miles. The first day's journey (Lu 2:44) is usually a short one (Hackett's Illustra. of Script. p. 12). SEE DAYS JOURNEY.

A Sabbath day's journey (Ac 1:12) is reckoned by the Hebrews at about seven furlongs, or a little less than one mile, and it is said that if any Jew traveled above this from the city on the Sabbath he was beaten. SEE SABBATH-DAYS JOURNEY.

Definition of journey

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