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What is a Street?
     Gen 19:2. The streets of Oriental cities are usually narrow. Mats are sometimes spread across from roof to roof to shade the streets from the sun. Some streets were named as in modern times, Ezr 10:9; Acts 9:11, but it is supposed that in other passages, 2 Chr 32:6; Neh 8:1, Num 1:3, Ex 17:16, the word translated "streets" means squares or open places around the gates. "Each street and bazaar in a modern town is locked up at night, and hence a person cannot pass without being observed by the watchman. The same custom appears to have prevailed in ancient times." Song 3:3. To make "streets" was to secure commercial accommodations. 1 Kgs 20:34.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'street' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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