Red Sea
geographical name sea 1450 miles (2334 kilometers) long between Arabia & NE Africa

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • RED SEA — (Heb. יַם סוּף, yam suf; lit. Sea of Reeds ). The Hebrew term yam suf denotes, in some biblical references and in most later sources, the sea known as the Red Sea (as in Gr. ʾΕρυθρἁ θάλασσα; Lat. Sinus Arabicus, Mare Rubrum; Ar. Baḥr or al Baḥr… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Red Sea — • The north west arm of the Indian Ocean, some 1400 miles long and lying between Arabia on the east and Africa on the west Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Red Sea     Red Sea     …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Red Sea — the Red Sea a sea which separates Egypt, the Sudan, and Ethiopia from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. It is joined to the Mediterranean Sea by the ↑Suez Canal, and is used by many ships. According to the story in the Old Testament of the Bible, God made… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Red Sea — sea between NE Africa & W Arabia, connected with the Mediterranean Sea by the Suez Canal & with the Indian Ocean by the Gulf of Aden: c. 1,400 mi (2,253 km) long: c. 174,900 sq mi (452,989 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Red Sea — Red′ Sea′ n. geg an arm of the Indian Ocean, extending NW between Africa and Arabia: connected to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal. 1450 mi. (2335 km) long; 170,000 sq. mi. (440,300 sq. km) …   From formal English to slang

  • Red Sea — The Red Sea is a salt water inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb sound and the Gulf of Aden. In the north are the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf …   Wikipedia

  • Red Sea — an arm of the Indian Ocean, extending NW between Africa and Arabia: connected to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal. 1450 mi. (2335 km) long; 170,000 sq. mi. (440,300 sq. km); greatest depth, 7254 ft. (2211 m). * * * Narrow inland sea between… …   Universalium

  • Red Sea —    The sea so called extends along the west coast of Arabia for about 1,400 miles, and separates Asia from Africa. It is connected with the Indian Ocean, of which it is an arm, by the Strait of Bab el Mandeb. At a point (Ras Mohammed) about 200… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Red Sea — The sea which divides Africa from Arabia, and always an important trade route. Solomon kept a naval force at Eziongeber (1 Kgs. 9:26–8; 10:11, 22) more successfully than Jehoshaphat (1 Kgs. 22:48), whose ships were wrecked there. The ‘Red Sea’… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Red Sea — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Red Sea Country and Admin Code SD.36 SD …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Red Sea — sea betw. Egypt and Arabia; 1,450 mi. long; ab. 170,000 sq. mi …   Webster's Gazetteer

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