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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Pit

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Pit. This term is used to render several Hebrew words. It denotes a cistern or reservoir. It was into such a dry cistern that Joseph was cast. In old decayed cisterns the water leaks out or becomes slimy, and such a pit becomes the image of dreariness and misery. Jeremiah 2:13; Psalms 40:2; Zechariah 9:11.


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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Pit'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/p/pit.html. 1893.

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