Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
A hole in the ground (
), a cistern for water (
Gen. 37:24; Jer. 14:3
), a vault (41:9), a grave (
). It is used as a figure for mischief (
), 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 (
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