COAST. This term is found in KJV in an archaic expression from the Lat. costa meaning “rib” or “side” and frequently tr. the Heb. word גְּבוּל, H1473, “border.” Today the word is used only in reference to the border of the sea, but in the time of the KJV it was used of any border of a nation or people or town (cf.
The RSV uses the word “coastland,” tr. the Heb. word אִי, H362, which usually means “island” (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)