The Western Sea

The Israelites were generally not a seafaring people during the time of Bible History. They were however well familiar with the Mediterranean Sea that formed the western border of the land of Israel. It was called variously the "Western Sea" (Deuteronomy 11:24), "the sea" (Joshua 16:8), or the "Sea of the Philistines" (Exodus 23:31).

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Jonah 1:3

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