|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The first appearance of the sun above the horizon in the morning; more generally, the time of such appearance, whether in fair or cloudy weather; as, to begin work at sunrise.
2. (n.) Hence, the region where the sun rises; the east.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
sun'-riz-ing: A frequent designationin the Old Testament for the East (Numbers 21:11 Deuteronomy 4:41, 47 Joshua 1:15, etc.). In Revelation 7:2, the Revised Version (British and American) has "sunrising" for the King James Version "east."
Sunrising (15 Occurrences)
Revelation 7:2 And I saw another angel ascend from the sunrising, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a great voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, (ASV DBY)
Revelation 16:12 And the sixth poured out his bowl upon the great river, the 'river' Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way might by made ready for the kings that 'come' from the sunrising. (ASV)
Numbers 2:3 And those that encamp on the east side toward the sunrising shall be they of the standard of the camp of Judah, according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Judah shall be Nahshon the son of Amminadab. (See JPS ASV)
Numbers 3:38 And those that encamp before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the sunrising, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. (See JPS ASV DBY)
Numbers 21:11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising. (KJV ASV)
Numbers 34:15 The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising. (KJV ASV NAS)
Deuteronomy 4:41 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising; (KJV JPS ASV)
Deuteronomy 4:47 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on this side Jordan toward the sunrising; (KJV JPS ASV)
Joshua 1:15 Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD's servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising. (KJV JPS ASV)
Joshua 12:1 Now these are the kings of the land, whom the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land beyond the Jordan toward the sunrising, from the valley of the Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the Arabah eastward: (See JPS ASV RSV)
Joshua 13:5 And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath. (KJV JPS ASV RSV)
Joshua 19:12 And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the border of Chislothtabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia, (KJV JPS ASV)
Joshua 19:27 And turneth toward the sunrising to Bethdagon, and reacheth to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek, and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand, (KJV JPS ASV)
Joshua 19:34 And then the coast turneth westward to Aznothtabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sunrising. (KJV JPS ASV)
Judges 20:43 Thus they inclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and trode them down with ease over against Gibeah toward the sunrising. (KJV JPS ASV)