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Sea. The sea, yâm, is used in Scripture to denote—

1. “The gathering of the waters,” “the Ocean.” Gen. 1:2, 10; Deut. 30:13, etc. 2. Some portion of this, as the Mediterranean Sea, called the “hinder,” the “western” and the “utmost” sea, Deut. 11:24; 34:2; Joel 2:20; “sea of the Philistines,” Ex. 23:31; “the great sea,” Num. 34:6, 7; Josh. 15:47; “the sea.” Gen. 49:13; Ps. 80:11. Also frequently of the Red Sea. Ex. 15:4. [Red Sea.] 3. Inland lakes termed seas, as the Salt or Dead Sea. [See the special article.] 4. Any great collection of waters, as the river Nile, Isa. 19:5 and the Euphrates. Jer. 51:36.