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HEBREW: 7845 txv shachath 953 rwb bowr
EBD: Pit
Pirathonite | Pisgah | Pishon | Pisidian | Pispah | pit | Pitch | Pitcher | Pithom | Pithon | Pitiful


In Bible versions:

the place of the dead

NET Glossary: the Hebrew word translated "Pit" is often used as a title for Sheol (see Ps 30:9; 49:9; 55:24; 103:4); see Sheol


Strongs #07845: txv shachath

1) pit, destruction, grave
1a) pit (for catching lions)
1b) pit (of Hell)

7845 shachath shakh'-ath

from 7743; a pit (especially as a trap); figuratively,
destruction:-corruption, destruction, ditch, grave, pit.
see HEBREW for 07743

Strongs #0953: rwb bowr

1) pit, well, cistern

953 bowr bore

from 952 (in the sense of 877); a pit hole (especially one
used as a cistern or a prison):-cistern, dungeon, fountain,
pit, well.
see HEBREW for 0952
see HEBREW for 0877

Pit [EBD]

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

Pit [NAVE]

PIT, Benaiah slays a lion in, 2 Sam. 23:20.
Psa. 7:15, 16; 40:2; 57:6; 69:15; 119:85; Prov. 23:27; 26:27; 28:10; Eccl. 10:8; Jer. 48:44.
The bottomless pit, Rev. 9:1, 2, 11; 11:7; 17:8; 20:1, 3.
See: Cistern; Wells.




PIT - The word translates different Hebrew words of which the most important are: (1) bor, "pit" or "cistern," made by digging, (Gen 37:20); hence, "dungeon" (Jer 38:6, margin "pit"); (2) be'er, "pit" or "well" made by digging (Gen 21:25); (3) she'ol, generally rendered "hell" in the King James Version (see HELL); (4) shachath, a pit in the ground to catch wild animals. (1), (2) and (4) above are used metaphorically of the pit of the "grave" or of "sheol" (Ps 28:1; 30:3; Job 33:24). the King James Version sometimes incorrectly renders (4) by "corruption." (5) pachath, "pit," literally (2 Sam 17:9), and figuratively (Jer 48:43). In the New Testament "pit" renders bothunos (Mt 15:14), which means any kind of hole in the ground. In the corresponding passage Lk (14:5 the King James Version) has phrear, "well," the same as (2) above. For "bottomless pit" (Rev 9:1, the King James Version, etc.).


T. Lewis

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