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East Country

EAST COUNTRY (אֶ֥רֶץ קֶֽדֶם, land of the front, east). Abraham sent the children of his concubines to this land (Gen 25:6). It lay prob. to the SE of Pal., including part of Arabia. Midian was one of the sons involved.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(’erets mizrach):

Lit. "country of the sunrise" over against the "country of the sunset" (Zec 8:7). The two together form a poetical expression indicating the whole earth.