Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #776: 'erets (pronounced eh'-rets)

from an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land):--X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X natins, way, + wilderness, world.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) land, earth

1a) earth

1a1) whole earth (as opposed to a part)

1a2) earth (as opposed to heaven)

1a3) earth (inhabitants)

1b) land

1b1) country, territory

1b2) district, region

1b3) tribal territory

1b4) piece of ground

1b5) land of Canaan, Israel

1b6) inhabitants of land

1b7) Sheol, land without return, (under) world

1b8) city (-state)

1c) ground, surface of the earth

1c1) ground

1c2) soil

1d) (in phrases)

1d1) people of the land

1d2) space or distance of country (in measurements of distance)

1d3) level or plain country

1d4) land of the living

1d5) end(s) of the earth

1e) (almost wholly late in usage)

1e1) lands, countries

1e1a) often in contrast to Canaan

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from an unused root probably meaning to be firm


This word is used 2505 times:

Genesis 1:1: "created the heaven and the earth."
Genesis 1:2: " And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness the face of the deep."
Genesis 1:10: "And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together called he Seas:"
Genesis 1:11: "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, yielding seed,"
Genesis 1:11: "whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."
Genesis 1:12: " And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding after his kind, and the tree"
Genesis 1:15: "of the heaven to give light the earth: and it was so."
Genesis 1:17: "of the heaven to give light the earth,"
Genesis 1:20: "and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament"
Genesis 1:22: "in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth."
Genesis 1:24: "And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living after his kind, cattle,"
Genesis 1:24: "cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so."
Genesis 1:25: "made the beast of the earth and cattle after their kind, and every thing"
Genesis 1:26: "of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon"
Genesis 1:26: "creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
Genesis 1:28: "and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea,"
Genesis 1:28: "living thing that moveth upon the earth."
Genesis 1:29: "is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit"
Genesis 1:30: "And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl and to every thing that creepeth"
Genesis 1:30: "and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given"
Genesis 2:1: "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host"
Genesis 2:4: "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, that the LORD God"
Genesis 2:4: "that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,"
Genesis 2:5: "of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before"
Genesis 2:5: "had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till"
Genesis 2:6: "But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face"
Genesis 2:11: "which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;"
Genesis 2:12: "And the gold of that land is good: there and the onyx stone."
Genesis 2:13: "the whole land of Ethiopia."
Genesis 4:12: "a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth."
Genesis 4:14: "and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass,"
Genesis 4:16: "from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden."
Genesis 6:4: "There were giants in the earth in those days; after that,"
Genesis 6:5: "the wickedness of man in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart"
Genesis 6:6: "he had made on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart."
Genesis 6:11: " The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth with violence."
Genesis 6:11: "also was corrupt before God, and the earth with violence."
Genesis 6:12: "And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, for all"
Genesis 6:12: "his way upon the earth."
Genesis 6:13: "is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them;"
Genesis 6:13: "through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth."
Genesis 6:17: "a flood upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein"
Genesis 6:17: "from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die."
Genesis 7:3: "to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth."
Genesis 7:4: "and I upon the earth forty days and forty nights;"
Genesis 7:6: "of waters was upon the earth."
Genesis 7:10: "of the flood upon the earth."
Genesis 7:12: "And the rain was upon the earth forty and forty nights."
Genesis 7:14: "creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind,"
Genesis 7:17: "forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up"

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