East


Greek: ανατολη [anatolê] (Noun feminine). A rising (of the sun). The east.

ανατολη [anatolê] appears 10 times in the NT:


(1) Matthew 2: 1
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, - ανατολων [anatolôn] Gen. pl. ("from the east " - απο ανατολων [apo anatolôn]).

(2) Matthew 2: 2
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. - τη ανατολη [tê anatolê] Dat. sing. ("in the east" - εν τη ανατολη [en tê anatolê]).

(3) Matthew 2: 9
When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. - τη ανατολη [tê anatolê] Dat. sing. ("in the east" - εν τη ανατολη [en tê anatolê]).

(4) Matthew 8: 11
And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. - ανατολων [anatolôn] Gen. pl. ("from the east" - απο ανατολων [apo anatolôn]).

(5) Matthew 24: 27
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. - ανατολων [anatolôn] Gen. pl. ("of the east" - απο ανατολων [apo anatolôn]).

(6) Luke 1: 78
Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, - ανατολη [anatolê] Nom. sing.

(7) Luke 13: 29
And they shall come from the east, and [from] the west, and from the north, and [from] the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. - ανατολων [anatolôn] Gen. pl. ("from the east" - απο ανατολων [apo anatolôn]).

(8) Revelation 7: 2
And I saw another angel ascending from the east*, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, - ανατολης [anatolês] Gen. sing. (*"from the east" - απο ανατολης ηλιου [apo anatolês hêliou] Lit: "from the rising of sun").

(9) Revelation 16: 12
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east* might be prepared. - ανατολης [anatolês] Gen. sing. (*"of the east" - των απο ανατολης ηλιου [tôn apo anatolês hêliou] Lit: "of the from rising of sun"). Variant: ανατολων [anatolôn].

(10) Revelation 21: 13
On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. - ανατολης [anatolês] Gen. sing. ("On the east" - απο ανατολης [apo anatolês]).

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