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Is found in Gen 29:7 as a rendering of the Hebrew yom agadhol, literally, "great day." The Hebrew means the day at its height, broad daylight as contrasted with the time for getting the cattle to their sheds for the night (compare French grand jour). In Jn 19:31, "highday" renders megale hemera, literally, "great day," and refers to the Passover Sabbath--and therefore a Sabbath of special sanctity.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'HIGH DAY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". - ISBE; 1915.

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