The noun anatolē (east) in the New Testament

(Translation from NRSV for the New Testament with a few modifications for a more litteral meaning)


2: 1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East (anatolē) came to Jerusalem,
2: 2asking, "Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising (anatolē), and have come to pay him homage."
2: 9When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising (anatolē), until it stopped over the place where the child was.
8: 11I tell you, many will come from east (anatolē) and west and will eat with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,
24: 27For as the lightning comes from the east (anatolē) and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.


16: 8So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. [[They told Peter's companions briefly what had been announced to them. Then Jesus himself caused them to carry the sacred and incorruptible proclamation of eternal salvation from east (anatolē) to west. ]]


1: 78By the tender mercy of our God, the rising (anatolē) (sun) from on high will break upon us,
13: 29Then people will come from east (anatolē) and west, from north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God.