Isle. The radical sense of the Hebrew word seems to be “habitable places,” as opposed to water, and in this sense it occurs in Isa. 42:15. Hence it means secondarily any maritime district, whether belonging to a continent or to an island: thus it is used of the shore of the Mediterranean, Isa. 20:6; 23:2, 6, and of the coasts of Elishah, Ezek. 27:7, i.e., of Greece and Asia Minor.