Corners of the Earth
CORNERS OF THE EARTH, Heb. מֵאַרְבַּ֖ע כַּנְפֹ֥ות הָאָֽרֶץ
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
The "corners" or "ends" of the earth are its "wings" (kanephoth ha-’arets), i.e. its borders or extremities. The word in general means a wing, because the wing of a bird is used as a covering for its young, and from this meaning it acquires that of the extremity of anything stretched out. It is thus used in
See also ASTRONOMY, sec. III, 3.