|northward (ˈnɔːθwəd, nautical ˈnɔːðəd)|
|1.||moving, facing, or situated towards the north|
|2.||the northward part, direction, etc; the north|
|3.||a variant of northwards|
(Heb. tsaphon), a "hidden" or "dark place," as opposed to the sunny south (Deut. 3:27). A Hebrew in speaking of the points of the compass was considered as always having his face to the east, and hence "the left hand" (Gen. 14:15; Job 23:9) denotes the north. The "kingdoms of the north" are Chaldea, Assyria, Media, etc.