Pit

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Pit : a hole in the ground (Exodus 21:33,34), a cistern for water (Genesis 37:24; Jeremiah 14:3), a vault (Jeremiah 41:9), a grave (Psalm 30:3). It is used as a figure for mischief (Psalm 9:15), and is the name given to the unseen place of woe (Revelation 20:1,3). The slime-pits in the vale of Siddim were wells which yielded asphalt (Genesis 14:10).

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